While the Holiday season (November through January) can be the toughest of the year for many individuals, for transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, it may not be survivable. According the the National Transgender Discrimination Survey 41% of transgender respondents have attempted suicide.

We recognize the pressures of conforming to societal expectations is the source of much of the conflict in transgender lives. We speak from experience. These external conflicts do not abate when resolutions are crafted, blossoms appear, suns blister, or harvests collected. They are year long.

However, there is always someone to turn to, someone with experiences who has found a way to transcend. The greatest gift we can offer each other is the sharing of our hope.

Please reach out when life closes in on you. Your community is here for you.

Trans Lifeline   1-877-565-8860.

The Trevor Project 1-866-488-7386

TrevorText-  Available on Fridays (4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT). Text the word “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply.

GLBT National Hotline  1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline  1-800-273-8255

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