Entries tagged: Transgender

After Years of Isolation, a Survivor Finds Hope and Strength

The following post shares the experience of Cory, a survivor who has called BARCC’s hotline, has come to BARCC for counseling, and serves as a Survivor Speakers Bureau volunteer. Content note: sexual violence. Fifteen years ago, Cory was assaulted. Twice. Within seven months. The aftermath left him feeling angry and isolated.   The fi Read More

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Protecting Transgender Students

You may have seen recent reports about the new federal administration reversing Obama-era guidance on protections for transgender students, including regarding bathroom access. In the following interview, BARCC Executive Director Gina Scaramella breaks down the developments and how they are related to BARCC’s work supporting all survivors of Read More

Support Girl Scouts Policy to Accept ALL Girls

It is Girl Scout Cookie time! Countless people, myself included, count down to this season so that we can get our fill of Thin Mints, Samoas, and the many other kinds of cookies.  This year, a girl scout, Taylor, has decided to push a campaign to boycott Girl Scout cookie sales because Girl Scout USA (GSUSA) allows transgender girls into their Read More