We'll Go With You
"Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor.
If either of them falls down, one can pick the other up. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)."
A recent study in the peer-reviewed Journal of Public Management found that 70% of transgender responders were denied entrance, harassed or assaulted while attempting to use the bathroom. The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Educational Network (GLSEN) reported that transgender students face pervasive harassment and discrimination in school, including bathroom-specific intimidation.
As of 2016, transgender individuals face a series of proposed bills that would only permit them to use the bathrooms of their assigned gender. Aside from the recent passage of an anti-trans bill in North Carolina, bills have been introduced in Kentucky, Texas, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Minnesota, spurring a range of responses from the trans community nationwide.
The most prevalent of these responses are the hashtags #wejustneedtopee and #occupotty, which accompanies selfies of trans people in the "correct" bathrooms - rather, the bathrooms they'd be forced to use under these proposed laws.
I'll Go With You is an ally grassroots hashtag and support campaign to respond to the proposed bills and widespread harassment.
We at Grace House would like to expand that support and accompany anyone who needs to go anywhere. To go peepee, to go to a counselor, doctor, ER, police, whatever. It doesn't matter. We'll go with you. No questions asked.