Astraea advances LGBTQI human rights but the name only includes the word “lesbian.” Why?

Astraea partners with organizations across the LGBTQI spectrum that work for racial, economic, social, and gender justice. The word “lesbian” in our name acknowledges the insight and legacy of our founding mothers: a handful of multi-racial, multi-class women with a lesbian feminist vision of self-determination, community empowerment, and movement building across issues and generations. We continue to prioritize work led by lesbian and queer women, along with work led by trans folks and intersex people, as we grow and evolve alongside the movements we support.