Friday, November 11, 2016

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Transgender People Are Calling Support Hotlines In Record Numbers In The Wake Of The Election
By Sam Schooler
November 10, 2016

The effect that a Donald Trump presidency will have on the world isn't clear, but the repercussions his election has on the LGBTQ community are already apparent. Trans Lifeline, the only support hotline catering specifically to transgender people, has received more calls in the 24-hour period surrounding election night than in any 24-hour period before, the hotline tells Bustle. As of 4:45 p.m. EST on Nov. 9, Trans Lifeline had received 400 calls from struggling transgender people.

"Trans people are scared right now," says Greta Martela, co-founder and executive director of the organization, in an interview with Bustle. "We answered 97 calls in the last 24 hours, which is a lot of calls. We saw 400 and some-odd calls come in — we couldn't answer all of them coming in."
"It's too early for us to be able to compile statistics," he says in a phone call with Bustle, "But I can tell you anecdotally that we're definitely hearing from the LGBTQ community specifically about their fears about what happened [Tuesday] night. They're expressing concerns that rights that were available in their area may be rolled back."
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