Team TransLash is committed to helping alleviate our community’s fears and anxieties during this difficult time. We are all in this together! With that in mind, we’re compiling this tracker: a directory of coronavirus-related resources for transgender, non-binary, and intersex people.
This directory of COVID-19 related resources will be updated in real-time, so keep checking it for new additions! Some of these coronavirus resources are TGNC-specific, while others apply to most people in the United States. We will add more international resources as they arise. Submit any useful links that we may have missed here.
COVID-19 RESOURCES JUST FOR TRANSGENDER PEOPLE
- TLDEF prepared the Know Your Rights guide for transgender and non-binary people who are grappling with questions related to employment, housing, health care, identification, and accessing assistance from government agencies among other issues. The guide is available in both English and Español.
- The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT: 1-877-565-8860 This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.
- Transgender Law Center‘s Virtual Community Gatherings: “Our communities are only as strong as the circles of care we create. Let’s use this opportunity to provide a space of solace, political education, and resource sharing. Each week we’ll go in depth into the ways this crisis impacts the many intersecting experiences of our communities. We will be updating it with specific topics soon! RSVP here.”
- TRANS & QUEER MUTUAL AID: Are you out of work because of COVID-19? Do you need basic supplies? Do you need support related to COVID-19 otherwise? If you identify as queer/trans and CAN HELP provide funds, food or other help OR if you’re queer/trans and NEED HELP, check out this resource!
- TransLash founder Imara Jones hosted this Facebook Live on March 17, where we discussed more COVID-19 tips and resources.
COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE
- COVID-19 QUICK FACTS TRACKER: get the latest data and statistics from sources worldwide, all in one place.
- CORONAVIRUS RESOURCE KIT: This kit is a collectivized document that will be updated as more mutual aid projects and resources appear online. This compilation features resources from disabled, queer, elderly, Asian, and indigenous people. Mutual aid projects from Seattle, Philadelphia, DC, Twin Cities, Boston, and Chicago have been added below. We also recommend this other toolkit that has specific geographic sections and this incredible database of localized resources. For example: The Transgender District is giving out cash grants to TGNC residents in San Francisco. Click here for more info.
- LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX: the safest boots to rock & knock are your own right now, but here are some sex-positive health tips if you plan on having sex outside of masturbation. Be safe, loves!!
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: The Anti-Violence Project shares resources and tips for when staying at home isn’t the safest plan.
- INFORMATION ON COVID-19 FOR SURVIVORS, COMMUNITIES, AND DV/SA PROGRAMS compiled by FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE .
- The StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities: 1−844-762-8483
- Check out COVID-19 related support for undocumented folks.
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET SICK: familiarize yourself with all the available options.
- Safer Drug Use During The COVID-19 Outbreak by the Harm Reduction Coalition
- What do older adults and people with disabilities need to know? from the Administration for Community Living
- BIPOC EMERGENCY FUNDS: $200 emergency grants for BIPOC arts and cultural leaders.
- SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS: a list of emergency resources for artists, as well an ongoing list of crowdfunding efforts to provide financial relief for artists.
- VIRTUAL ENTERTAINMENT: here’s a running list of DJs worldwide who are streaming sets from their homes in the time of corona.
- SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT: a roundup of all of the government agencies, private companies, and nonprofit organizations that are extending support.
Submit any useful coronavirus resource links that we may have missed here.