In light of the recent letter penned by the Texas Governor, in conjunction with the opinion of their Attorney General on gender-affirming medical care to minors, the ECSA Executive Board wants to reaffirm our constant support to our transgender community. We want to acknowledge and validate the feelings and/or trauma that these actions have on our membership. As we continue on our journey with the development and implementation of diversity, inclusion and belonging, please know that the ECSA stands against any form of discrimination, hate or anti-transgender movement. At this time, we encourage you to reach out to your transgender teammates, friends and family to check on their wellbeing.

We have compiled the following resources that can be used and shared with others:

Counseling and Mental Health Resources
Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK
Seattle Counseling Service –
Peer Seattle (LGBTQ) –
National Alliance on Mental Illness – Washington State –
All Trans Support Groups By Ingersoll –   
Entre Hermanos Seattle (services in Spanish) –

If you have resources not listed here that you think others can benefit from, please email us at

We also want to acknowledge that the 2022 NAGAAA GSWS is scheduled to be held in Dallas, TX. The Executive Board is reaching out to NAGAAA and the Dallas World Series Planning Committee to address the safety concerns that we have in attending this tournament in a state that has such a volatile political climate. We will keep our membership informed of any information and decisions we have resulting in these discussions.

For immediate support to the LGBTQIA+ community in Texas, please consider supporting:
National Center for Transgender Equality –

For information on the official letter or opinion piece, please use this link: