Acceptance and support go hand in hand.
Everyone deserves to feel safe, but not all members of the transgender and gender non-binary community feel comfortable in gendered spaces.
When you wear a #TakeMyHandTexas button, you’re showing that not only are you an ally to this community, but you’ll also gladly accompany someone to any gender-specific space they feel uncomfortable going to alone, including the bathroom.
WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS
70% of transgender people have been denied entrance, assaulted, or harassed while trying to use a restroom
53% of transgender people have been verbally harassed or disrespected in a place of public accommodation
82% of transgender youth feel unsafe at school
There have been zero reported cases of transgender individuals attacking cisgender (non-transgender) people in public restrooms
See how people have pledged to #TakeMyHandTexas
About Out Youth
Out Youth promotes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of sexual and gender minority youth so that they can openly and safely explore and affirm their identities.