All too many trans and non-binary people are victims of a crime in their lifetime – sometimes targeted because of our gender identity or expression, sometimes not.  The time directly after a crime occurs can be scary, disorienting, and filled with questions of what to do or where to access help.  Many trans people will not contact law enforcement – and that’s OK!  The information on the back will help guide you to some resources you may want to pursue.

  • Your identity is valid
  • You have a right to express your gender and be yourself
  • It’s OK to ask for help
  • Know your rights
  • You do not have to report to the police
  • You deserve healing/medical and legal services (if you want them)

 

Resources to help guide you after a crime: