About Trans Wellness SF
Trans Wellness SF is a collaborative campaign started by San Francisco's Transgender Advisory Committee (TAC).
This year has unveiled and exacerbated longstanding racial, economic and social inequalities in unprecedented ways. The TAC had to both say something about it, and take action.
The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating our communities, especially Black and Latinx trans and LGBTQ communities. Black Lives Matter continues to cast a spotlight on anti-Black violence plaguing this country, and has blown open a conversation examining where we should spend our resources.
With projected City and State deficits due to the pandemic, we could see even more devastating cuts to our communities. It is critical now more than ever to invest into TGNC community services and invest in Trans Wellness SF.
That is why we have to make our voices heard at City Hall, at the Board of Supervisors hearings, and at the State Capitol.
Call to Action
The Trans Wellness SF Campaign is calling on communities to come together to address the stigma attached to mental health and the lack of access to trans inclusive healthcare services, housing and economic stability, violence prevention and other essential wellness services.
An investment in Trans Wellness SF would expand San Francisco’s ongoing commitment to TGNC communities. We are calling state and local leaders to support and take action on the following recommendations:
-Stop funding cuts for our vital TGNC programs and community services – currently all City Departments are being asked to cut 15% of their budgets. We are calling on community to speak up and demand no cuts to our essential community services.
-House our community – Continue and expand investment in TGNC housing services and rental subsidies to get and keep our communities housed.
-Invest in trans wellness and mental health services – With the ongoing attacks on marginalized communities across the country and the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to invest in the wellness of our communities now more than ever.
-COVID-19 relief – Ensure trans and LGBTQ specific programs are part of all Equity priorities and COVID-19 relief efforts .
From San Francisco to California
#InvestInTransLives is a statewide coalition campaign of trans-led organizations across California urging the state to take action and respond to the needs of transgender people.
The organizations in the statewide coalition have also witnessed inequalities grow exponentially for TGNC communities under the COVID-19 pandemic. They also recognize the importance of trans communities creating and leading our own solutions and wellness programs.
That is why they are urging the state to take action and to #InvestInTransLives.
Join the coalition by searching for the hashtags or contact the lead organization Trans Latin@ Coalition.