Seattle Pride Statement on Anti-Transgender Attacks

Mar 01, 2022 | Seattle Pride

Seattle Pride is joined by our community partners in emphatically denouncing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s transphobic attempt to criminalize gender affirming healthcare. Gov. Abbott’s order only further stigmatizes the transgender community and prevents access to treatment that can prevent suicide and depression among transgender youth.

Requiring the public and professionals, including teachers and doctors, to report parents who give their child gender affirming care is wrong on many human levels. This is clear, direct and continued attack on the transgender community in a state that has proposed more anti-transgender bills than any other in the U.S.

As Gov. Abbott and the Texas legislature continue to attack the transgender community through anti-transgender legislation and orders, Seattle Pride and our community partners are calling for community-wide support as we take collective action. We must stand together to prevent inaccurate, harmful, and hateful beliefs about the trans community.

We ask that others in the Seattle community join us and act by supporting the organizations listed below. It is critical that we as a community stand against this transphobic attack on transgender youth and families.

Sign On in Support

Would you like to add your organization to the list of supporters? Please fill out this Google Form, HERE.

Resources in Washington

There are more resources than are currently listed, and we will be updating this list on an ongoing basis. Please reach out to Krystal Marx, executive director of Seattle Pride, with your suggestions.

  • Trans Lifeline is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. They run a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have; just call 1-877-565-8860.
  • Seattle Children's Hospital Gender Clinic provides gender-affirming care for individuals up to age 21.
  • Gender Justice League elevates civil and human rights for trans and gender diverse people through advocacy efforts, creating community, and shared leadership development.
  • Washington Gender Alliance is dedicated to helping people deal with the issues of gender identity and/or expression, be it their own or of someone in their lives.
  • Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound (DAPS) is a Non Profit Organization that works to support 18+ transgender and gender diverse individuals through direct service such as support groups, advocacy, and financial aid.
  • ACLU of Washington maintains a guide designed to help transgender individuals understand their legal rights in Washington State.