Programs for Trans and Nonbinary+ People
- UPLIFT Trans/Nonbinary Monthly Gathering, open to all ages of trans/nonbinary+ UUs (and friends of UUism).
- TRUUsT, in collaboration with UPLIFT, is offering a pastoral care group space to folks registered for the monthly gatherings. Learn more by signing up for the gatherings or reaching out to email@example.com.
- Five Practices of Welcome Renewal program to update your congregation's LGBTQIA+ welcoming practices.
- Need support for your congregation? Reach out to your region's Congregational Life team.
- Hoping to organize locally? See if your state has a State Action network.
- Side With Love's UPLIFT Action campaign for LGBTQ, Gender, & Reproductive Justice encourages you to get involved and has recorded trainings and resources focused on trans and LGBTQIA+ community more broadly--check out the video resources on this page.
Written Resources Across the UUA
- Supporting Trans/Nonbinary Youth in Your Congregation by Adrian Ballou
- Transgender Inclusion and Affirmation: Questions to Consider (PDF)
- 10 Ways to Be More Welcoming and Inclusive of Transgender People
- Gender Neutral Bathroom Resource
- Call to Action on Trans Day of Visibility
- In 2021, the UU General Assembly passed an Action of Immediate Witness called Defend and Advocate with Transgender, Nonbinary, and Intersex Communities Action of Immediate Witness .
Multimedia Resources at the UUA
- Cut From the Same Cloth: Anti-Trans and Anti-Abortion Movements and How to Fight Back
- Combatting Anti-Trans Legislation 101 training and resources
- Speak Up for Trans Lives: Spokesperson Training--follow-up training and resources focused on supporting cis people in becoming spokespeople to support trans communities
- The Body Politic--Faithful UUs Showing Up for Trans Justice overview of work happening in spring 2023 to support trans people
- Preparing for Pride--a Webinar for Religious Professionals
- Reflections and readings from 30 Days of Love 2022 and 2023--for the weeks focused on LGBTQIA+ and reproductive justice
UU Resources Beyond the UUA
- Transforming Hearts Collective offers online courses, including a highly recommended program called Transgender Inclusion in Congregations
- Transgender Religious-professional Unitarian Universalists Together (TRUUsT) offers many resources for trans/nonbinary+ religious professionals--check out their groundbreaking 2018 Report on the Experiences of Transgender and Nonbinary Unitarian Universalists
Mental Health Support
Please take care of yourself as you navigate these times. Check out these self-care resources.
If you are experiencing a crisis, or are looking for some additional emotional support, here are some places you can reach out to. Please know you are precious and loved.
Resources That Will Not Call the Police
- Trans Lifeline for any trans/nonbinary+ person in need of support: US (877) 565-8860 Canada (877) 330-6366. Trans Lifeline WILL NOT call police/other authorities without your consent. It is not always available, so please look at these other resources as needed.
- Warmlines--a peer support option: The Fireweed Collective has helpful crisis toolkit resources if you're looking for support with navigating a hard time or crisis, and with figuring out how to navigate the hotline/psychiatry and locked ward system.
- This toolkit includes information about warmlines (peer support lines that are committed to not calling the police) and what to expect when calling one.
- Here is a resource to find a warmline that might work for you.
Here Are 24/7 Hotline Resources
These hotlines MAY call police/authorities without your consent if they believe you are in immediate danger.
- Trevor Project Hotline/Chat Line/Text Line (For LGBTQIA+ youth/young adults ages 13-24): 1-855-488-7386. 24-hour hotline.
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. 24 hour chat line.
- The Network/La Red Hotline (bilingual Spanish/English hotline for LGBTQIA+ people experiencing partner violence): 800-832-1901. 24-hour hotline.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255): The Lifeline provides support for people in distress and prevention and crisis resources for you and your loved ones.