Participating In Direct Actions: A Guide for Transgender People

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Participating In Direct Actions: A Guide for Transgender People
Direct actions, protests, and acts of civil disobedience are powerful tools for change. Participating in these actions may also put you at risk of arrest and/or mistreatment by police and in jail. When participating in direct actions, transgender people should understand their rights and take necessary precautions before accepting the risk of arrest. If you are planning on attending a protest and you are not transgender, consider what you can do to prevent mistreatment of transgender people and other vulnerable participants. From identity documents to detainment procedures, this resource offers an overview of the considerations transgender people should think about when preparing or participating in a direct action. Developed by The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) and the National Center for Transgender Equality