How Can You Support Transgender People in Maine?

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Hello friends,

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a time to honor and celebrate transgender and nonbinary people, amplify their voices, and commit to becoming better allies. Transgender people are under attack around the world, including in the U.S. and Maine, where state legislators are introducing bills that target transgender youth and adults. What can you do to support transgender people here in Maine and elsewhere? Start here:

🏳️‍⚧ Share this community survey from MaineTransNet, which is designed to capture both general information and details about the experiences of transgender people currently living in Maine. Deadline to complete it is TODAY! Find it here.

🏳️‍⚧ Join the Transgender Day of Visibility Gathering & Lantern Parade in downtown Bangor today at 5 pm. Find more info here.

🏳️‍⚧ Learn more about the experiences of transgender and nonbinary people in Maine by watching this “Bill Bites” forum from Maine Women’s Lobby and listening to this program on Maine Calling.

🏳️‍⚧ Support LGBTQ+-owned businesses in Maine. Find a list from EqualityMaine.

🏳️‍⚧Sign this petition from EqualityMaine, against LD 926, an anti-trans sports bill that targets trans youth in a measure that violates the state’s non-discrimination laws and would subject girls to invasive medical procedures to prove their gender. 

🏳️‍⚧ Learn how to be a good ally to transgender and nonbinary people with this resource from GLAAD

Stay tuned for more information on the anti-trans bills in the Maine Legislature this session and a guide for allies that we are developing with guidance from MaineTransNet and Human Rights Campaign.

In solidarity,
The Suit Up Maine Admin Team

On our website you’ll also find:

  • Maine Votes 2020: Everything you need to vote November 3, including actions, volunteer opportunities, and links to voter forms. 
  • Letter to the Editor Guide: Tips on writing LTEs and a list of Maine newspapers that accept them. 
  • Top Events: A list of upcoming progressive events across the state.
  • Guides & Explainers: Resources on complex topics.
  • Civic Dashboard: Contact info for your elected officials, tutorials on the legislative process, and more.

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