Utah House Bill (H.B) 127 and Our Youth in Utah

If passed in its current form, H.B. 127 will remove access to life-saving medical treatment from a vulnerable group. A recent study conducted by Stanford University found that transgender individuals who started gender-affirming hormone therapy as teens had better mental health outcomes compared to those who waited until adulthood. Their findings are consistent with my own experience working with this population for more than a decade.

I have personally seen remarkable improvements in mental health after individuals struggling with gender dysphoria are able to access this medical care. It is my professional opinion that access to this medical treatment is both appropriate and humane at age appropriate points. That doesn’t mean that gender-affirming hormone therapy is the solution for everyone, which is why we have standards of care to help guide treatment.

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Giving Tuesday, Giving Back Lifts Trans Voices

We hope you think of us on this Giving Tuesday. Our community's ability to thrive and create affirming resources is dependent on the funding you give. Thank you all for making TEA what it is today! Your donations directly give voice to the transgender community!


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2021 Trans Pool Party set for August 22

Dear loved community and allies,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the Transgender Pool Party and Potluck is being canceled for 2021.

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Supreme Court affirms right of transgender youth to access correct bathrooms

The United States Supreme Court affirmed the dignity and rights of transgender youth Monday.

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Pride Interfaith Service 2021: "Our History, Our Stories, Our Community"

First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City hosted the 2021 Interfaith Pride Service, and TEA of Utah's Executive Director Candice Metzler was among those who spoke. 

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Get to know Candice Metzler

Meet our Executive Director Candice Metzler and learn how she went from homelessness to graduation once she found support from her community. 

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TEA of Utah on return of transgender sports ban for 2022

Transgender Education Advocates of Utah released the following statement after Utah Rep. Kira Birkeland spoke about her intent to bring back legislation that would limit or ban transgender girls' participation in school sports. 

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2021 Employment Empowerment Conference set for October 21

Transgender Education Advocates of Utah will be holding our annual Employment Empowerment Conference on October 21, and we hope you will save the date! 

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Utah Supreme Court affirms right to update legal gender markers

Transgender Utahns breathe a sigh of relief today after the Utah Supreme Court affirmed our right to update our legal gender markers. Many of your neighbors have been denied this right or languished in legal limbo for too long. Transgender Education Advocates of Utah joins our community in celebrating our right to be seen for who we are under the law.

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TEA celebrates reprieve for transgender youth in Utah as HB 302 stalls

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted to adjourn without taking action Wednesday night on House Bill 302, which would exclude transgender girls from competing in youth sports in Utah.

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