Increase Support for Trans Rights in Massachusetts!
About This Campaign
Our friends in Massachusetts recently updated their state law to protect transgender people in public spaces like hospitals or businesses. However, we know there is still opposition to trans rights that their opponents are exploiting -- making these protections vulnerable everywhere. The good news is that when we talk to people about what these laws really do, we increase support dramatically.
We need you to join volunteers nationwide to make calls from home to talk with folks in Massachusetts about why these protections matter and build the momentum we need to push back.
Why Does It Matter?
A 2014 survey found that 65% of transgender people living in Massachusetts reported experiencing being discriminated against in an area of public accommodation such as restaurants, hotels or hospitals.
Additionally a study found that transgender people who reported experiencing discrimination are 84 percent more likely to experience adverse physical effects and 99 percent more likely to experience emotional effects – like frustration, anger and sadness. It’s a vicious cycle – the same study reported that discrimination in public places increases the likelihood that transgender people won’t seek the medical care and treatment they need for health problems.
How Can You Help?