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Please support the Transgender Emergency Fund

Yesterday was a huge day. Athena Vaughn led a powerful vigil and march demanding rights and safety for black trans people. An estimated 2,000+ people listened as Athena, Chastity Bowick, Tre'Andre Valentine, and others raised awareness of the injustices and violence black trans people face every day. They demanded change, and made it clear that their demands won't go away.
“After today we will no longer be silenced. The chains that they tried to put on us are broken, and we’re no longer being shackled. We will not be held down. We will fight back.”

Athena Vaughn
Trans Club of New England stands with Athena, Chastity, Tre'Andre, and the entire black and brown trans community. Their fight is our fight. Being white and trans is hard. Being black and trans is harder, and much more likely to be deadly. Athena and Chastity said the average lifespan of a black trans woman is about 30-35 years old. 

TCNE supported yesterday's event through a direct grant and a successful fundraiser. Our work is just getting started, and we need your help. Chastity pours her heart and soul everyday into the Transgender Emergency Fund to provide financial assistance to low-income trans people throughout the state of Massachusetts. Chastity called for housing yesterday – she's trying to grow the fund to be able to provide a safe place to live for our trans brothers and sisters with the most need.

If you have the means, please give. TCNE is continuing our fundraiser, with every dollar raised going directly to the Transgender Emergency Fund. How about $5 or $20? If you are making it through the pandemic OK, maybe you can give more - $50, $100, or maybe $250? Every single dollar helps.

With love and peace. Stay safe,
- Michelle
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