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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TEA of Utah calls on Utahns to stand up for transgender kids, oppose discriminatory HB 302

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Utah lawmakers advanced state-sponsored discrimination Wednesday when House Bill 302 passed the Utah House on a 50-23 vote.

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From sports to health care: transgender youth in Utah need your help

Transgender youth deserve dignity and respect just like their cis peers, but so often legislation that targets them for discrimination is discussed in 30 second sound-bites. In the essay and news segment below, Candice Metzler, Executive Director for TEA of Utah, goes beyond the fear and the political maneuvering to discuss the core of what fairness means for our youth.

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