GLAD joins with TYEF to bring awareness of your right to protest peacefully. We are providing the links below to help you plan, remain safe, and know your rights, risks and options when engaging in protest.

Trans Youth: We See & Support Your Power to Make Change!


We recommend strongly that you discuss this with your parents or other trusted adult and inform them of your whereabouts when protesting.

Because participating in any street demonstration always involves some risk of arrest and because transgender individuals are especially vulnerable in these situations, some may wish to support a direct action in other ways.

An example of this could be to help by arranging food deliveries for protesters or helping to raise bail money. Youth can also create signs, graphics, videos, or other media that share a personal story, a message or otherwise support the cause or action.

Know Your Rights | Know the Risks
Know Your Options | Know Your Plan

ACLU Know Your Rights: Protest

Direct Actions Guide

Your Right To Protest and How To Do It Safely

You Rights and Powers Police Have

What Are Your Rights At A Protest