By: Greg Jobin-Leeds & Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel
LGBTQIA+ Organizations to Donate to & Learn More About
- Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.
- Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement works at local and national levels to achieve the collective liberation of trans, queer, and gender nonconforming Latinxs through building community, organizing, advocacy, and education.
- The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. They do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting collective power.
- The Black Trans Travel Fund is a grassroots, mutual aid based organization developed for the purpose of providing Black transgender women with the financial resources necessary for them to be able to self-determine and access their safest travel options.
- Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ individuals on the South and West sides of the city.
- Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people—inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers—creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.
- House of GG is the first educational and historical center solely dedicated to Transgender and gender nonconforming people in the USA. House of GG is the brain-child of world-renowned Trans revolutionary Miss Major Griffin-Gracy. As a survivor of the historic Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, she helped to pioneer the TLGBQ liberation movement. She continues that work five decades later.
- SNaP Co is working to build a Black Trans Futurist Framework for practical abolition as the way to liberation.
- BreakOUT! envisions a city where transgender, gender non-conforming, and queer youth of color can live without fear of harassment and discrimination.
- The mission of Princess Janae Place is to help people of trans experience maximize their full potential as they transition from homelessness to independent living. They fulfill their mission by offering a safe space for people of trans experience to connect with community, access gender affirming support, as well as engage in educational and recreational activities.
- The mission of the The Transgender District is to create an urban environment that fosters the rich history, culture, legacy, and empowerment of transgender people and its deep roots in the southeastern Tenderloin neighborhood. The transgender district aims to stabilize and economically empower the transgender community through ownership of homes, businesses, historic and cultural sites, and safe community spaces.
- Black Aids Institute is the only premier uniquely and unapologetically Black think and do tank in America powered by two decades of work to end the Black HIV epidemic and led by people who represent the issues we serve.
- The LGBTQ Freedom Fund posts bail to secure their release and safety. In tandem, they raise awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ over-incarceration. They strive towards a critical mass against mass detention.
- Trans Justice Funding Project is dedicated to supporting local, grassroots groups organizing for trans justice.
- Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures.
- Trans Women of Color Collective is led by the narratives, leadership and voices of our community members who exist at the nexus of state sanctioned violence; sex workers, poor people, homelessness and folk experiencing housing insecurity, folks deeply entrenched in complex, seemingly inescapable traumatic environments.
- The Okra Project, a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.
- Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) uses film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truth of inequality, address the vital, intersecting issues that concern multiple populations, and build understanding and community around art and social justice.
- The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, they work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, they seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.
- Law for Black Lives is a Black femme-led national network of nearly 4,000 radical lawyers and legal workers committed to building a responsive legal infrastructure for movement organizations and cultivating a community of legal advocates trained in movement lawyering.
Read and Learn More About the LGBTQIA+ Community
- Learn more about the Trans Day of Resilience. The Trans Day of Resilience or TDOR is an extension and re-imagining of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the annual event memorializing people (primarily trans women of color) killed by anti-trans violence. TDOR goes beyond remembrance and uplifts the resilience and power of trans, gender nonconforming and non-binary communities of color. We create shareable art that highlights stories of trans power, vision and leadership.
- Trans Day of Resilience Celebrates Life Beyond Survival
- On Trans Day of Resilience, Artists Show Us a Future of Liberation
- Read the resources from Honoring Trans Lives, Dreaming of Trans Freedom
- Art is a Tool of Resilience for Trans People
- Learn more from this Understanding Gender article
- Read The Language of Gender
- Forward Together unites communities to win rights, recognition and resources for all families. They transform culture and policy to work for all of us nationwide. Since their founding in 1989, they have continually fought to dismantle the ways our society marginalizes all of us based on race, sexuality, and gender. Today, they build courage and foster connection among our multi-racial community of changemakers to secure the rights, recognition and resources all families need to thrive. Check-out all of the resources on their website.
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