TEA of Utah is happy to announce the merging of the Trans*Utah and UtahTransMed websites into one easy to reach location! Simply navigate to www.teaofutah.org, look for Transition Resources, and you will be connected to lists of professionals who have been known to be trans* friendly: Medical Providers, Mental Health, Surgeons, Social groups, Health & Beauty and Legal services.
If you have any suggestions for the list, feel free to email email@example.com. These lists and information will be constantly updated with feedback from the community.
We thank Joni Weiss for her invaluable service to the trans* community in maintaining these webpages and information over the past few years. This service has become vital to the community and her contribution has been remarkable.
Get your tickets now for TEA of Utah’s Dinner Dance! Limited seating available – get your tickets in advance. Limited tickets available at the door for $35.
TEA of Utah is so proud to have assisted the Sacred Light of Christ Church and Utah Pride Center in providing homeless LGBTQ youth with 38 Love Bags (backpacks) filled with items to help make them a little more comfortable in a harsh situation.
Each backpack contains (with a few substitutions) a washcloth, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, hair tie, razor, qtips, cottonballs, band aids, feminine hygeine for the ladies, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/soap, deodorant, lipbalm, cough drops, hard candy, granola bars, cheese crack…ers, gloves, a beanie, scarf, hand warmers and socks. A few lucky bags got a small blanket or an umbrella, too! Plus, we had extras, so were making them available so the youth can pick up extra items they want.
Whether or not these kids are couch surfing or on the streets, they need to know that there are people who love them and wish them the best. Thank you to everyone for their donations of items and funds to help make this possible!
We have partnered with TeeSpring to bring you our new store! Head on over to TEA of Utah’s Store to see the new designs and order a few for yourselves!
We provide education to the general public, law enforcement, governmental bodies and employers about the transgender community.
School, businesses and employers are the first line of education for TEA of Utah. Safe schools and work environments are paramount to a healthy life for transgender individuals.
TEA of Utah provides services free of charge – supported by donations from the public. We need those services to be free for those who could not otherwise afford them so the message of inclusion isn’t hampered by money.
That’s where you come in. Any level of help is more than welcome, as it all provides the foundation of education in Utah.
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DigniTEA Foundation and TEA of Utah have combined forces to help the homeless youth in Salt Lake and Ogden. You can sponsor a homeless youth “Love Bag” for only $48.00. Your donation is tax deductible and creates comfort for those youth who are living on the streets or who have limited housing, moving from couch to couch.
These bags will be distributed at the Utah Pride Center during their Saturday “Come in from the Cold” breakfasts for homeless youth as well as through Ogden LGBTQ organizations. This is the second year TEA of Utah has distributed Love Bags, and they really make a difference to a youth without a permanent home.
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Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah will be commemorating the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance with a silent vigil in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda on November 20, 2014. The vigil and bell ringing, marking each of the names of the transgender individuals who have lost their lives to violence, neglect and suicide, will begin at 12:00 noon.
“It’s important to bring this event to the very people whose power can evoke change,” said TEA of Utah Executive Director Connie Anast-Inman. “This is a time where, in silence, we come to honor their lives and bring the issue of transgender violence to the people of Utah. As a state, we must publicly condemn the violence and work toward better and deeper understanding of transgender issues in Utah.”
While Utah has lost at least one transgender resident to suicide, the numbers of transgender assaults have risen to over 25. “It’s impossible to know the true numbers,” remarks Anast-Inman. “So many of our trans* brothers and sisters don’t report their assaults. Many of them are undocumented, or sex workers, or have a real distrust of the police. Sometimes, it’s a combination of all three of these circumstances. Sadly, a significant number of the assaults simply aren’t counted. We strive to give a voice to those who feel voiceless.”www.tdor.info
Thanks to such a tremendous response, we are thrilled to announce our fundraiser with Laverne Cox is SOLD OUT!
If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please email Connie@TEAofUtah.org.
TEA of Utah, in conjunction with our generous sponsor, Equality Utah, is excited to announce an amazing event for the community:
Breakfast with Laverne Cox
Saturday, September 27, 2014
7:45 am – 9:00 am
Tickets: $40 per person*
$60 per couple
This intimate event will sell out fast – purchase your tickets today!
*a limited number of low and no-cost tickets are available. Please email Connie@TEAofUtah.org for consideration.
Laverne Cox is a critically acclaimed actress who currently appears in the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black, playing the groundbreaking role of “Sophia Burset,” an incarcerated African American transgender woman. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. Time Magazine named Sophia Burset the 4th most influential fictional character of 2013.