Where can I get help if I’m dealing with transphobia?
People who experience transphobic harassment often feel alone and afraid to tell anyone what’s happening. You should never have to deal with transphobia, and you’re not alone.
You may find support from:
- Other transgender people
- Online communities for transgender people
- Trans support groups at your local LGBTQ community center
- Cisgender people who are allies to trans people
- UK organisations such as Outline Stonewall, Mermaids UK, GIRES
- International Organisations such as: PFLAG and GLAAD.
- If you’re a student, try to find an adult you trust, like a teacher or a school administrator, who’s an ally.
Not everyone lives in a place that has a supportive school administration or an LGBTQ community support centre. In this situation, the Internet can help you find online communities and support with dealing with transphobia and discrimination.
If you’re a young person who’s experiencing transphobic harassment at school, it’s important to tell someone, even if that seems scary. Young people who experience transphobia at school sometimes stop going, which can affect your grades, friendships, and future plans. Some schools may have an anti-bullying and harassment policy, and some states have adopted a Safe Schools Law, which means that your school administrators are legally required to stop the harassment. If possible, find a teacher or adult who’s an ally to LGBTQ students and ask for their help.
If you’re experiencing transphobia and it’s causing you to feel depressed or suicidal, there’s help available:
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