Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender non-conforming students through advocacy and empowerment. Founded in 2011, it is the only national organization led by trans youth.
In addition to our focus on creating a more trans-friendly education system, our mission is to educate the public and teach trans activists how to be effective organizers. We believe that justice for trans and gender nonconforming youth is contingent on an intersectional framework of activism. Ending oppression is a long-term process that can only be achieved through collaborative action.
We speak at conferences, train teachers, collaborate with other advocacy organizations, organize the only national Trans Youth Leadership Summit, support trans-related events, provide leadership training for trans youth, host scholarships for trans students, publish materials about trans education, help create transgender-supportive policies, and promote trans representation in media.
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TSER's Newest Board Member: Ollie Trac
Ollie (they/them) is a queer and nonbinary Southeast Asian American and psychiatric survivor living on Seminole and Timucua land. They are a scholar-activist and community organizer invested in and working towards the survival and wellness of Queer and Trans BIPOC communities, with a special interest in uplifting the lived experiences of BIPOC survivors in the Hearing Voices, C/S/X, psychiatric survivors movements. They are a proud Board Member for TSER, and as they honor Trans elders and ancestors that have come before them, they also believe in the undeniable power of Trans youth to protect and care for our communities.