Stand With Trans!: Rally of Support for Trans Youth

Saturday, October 8th, 2022 | Anaheim Convention Center

The LGBTQ Center OC is organizing a demonstration rally on Saturday, October 8th at the Anaheim Convention Center. Please help us spread the word so we can show Orange County transgender and non-binary youth that they are loved and supported!

We recognize the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) contributions to gender-affirming care, which is life-saving and improves the mental health and overall well-being of trans youth. We want to stand with AAP, at their convention on the same day. as we continue to fight for equity and justice for trans youth and the larger community!

This is a call to action for all Trans-affirming healthcare providers, community-based organizations, schools, and parents of trans youth. We suggest for participants to wear pink, white, or light blue in solidarity with the trans community and to bring signage in support!

Questions? Please contact:

Ana Marson, Director of Health and Wellness

Stephanie Camacho-Van Dyke, Director of Advocacy and Education

Media contact:

Sydney Nathan, Director of Marketing

Please put “MEDIA” in the email subject line

*This event does not have any affiliation with the organization Stand With Trans

To join this event please email standwithtrans@lgbtqcenteroc.org

Schedule & Details Here

Frequently Asked Questions:

In recent months we have become aware of various anti-trans groups who plan on protesting outside the American Academy of Pediatrics convention in Anaheim on October 8th, 2022.

The AAP via their website, various news articles, and social media channels have a clear stance on supporting LGBTQ youth through the care they provide.

As an advocacy organization and pillar in our community, the LGBTQ Center OC views this moment as an opportunity to gather together in support of ALL Trans youth and the affirming care that the AAP provides. We hope to showcase that the LGBTQ community has a strong presence in Orange County and that the identity of Trans youth is valid and welcome.

We are thrilled to have the support of our community and welcome any/all individuals who want to join us! Leading up to the day of our rally, please check our Instagram and Facebook channels for the most updated information.

Please also attend our sign making event the day before the rally to connect with community and be fully prepared for the day of!

Please send all questions/inquiries to standwithtrans@lgbtqcenteroc.org for a reply from our team.

Stand With Trans!: Sign Making Event

Join us on October 7th, 2022 at the LGBTQ Center OC Center on 4th for a community sign making event for our Stand With Trans! rally!

Materials will be provide.

Masks required while in attendance.