Like many trans people, we have decided to change our name. We are changing “equality” to “educational.” Why? Because equality just isn’t enough. Equality means that trans students would have the same access to the broken education system as their peers, a system that we would rather see restructured and improved as a whole than see ourselves assimilated to. Equality means that the most marginalized groups – the low-income queer trans youth of color facing various other forms of oppression – won’t get the support they need. Limiting our visions for the future to equality means that we are complicit in the oppression of others. We, as an organization, do not condone any of these measures. That is why we are changing our name to Trans Student Educational Resources.
What we do support is educating our community and teaching trans activists how to be effective organizers. We advocate for educational justice for trans students in school. We care about all marginalized communities and realize that granting equality will not be enough to stop oppression.
Keeping our old acronym TSER, we will be changing all of our information to Trans Student Educational Resources.