Producciones y Milagros Agrupacion Feminista A.C.

They are dedicated to maintaining photographic, graphic, and video documentation of lesbian and feminist social movements and women in Mexico and Latin America.

Producciones y Milagros Agrupación Feminista A.C. is a collective of lesbian feminists who fight against a patriarchal, capitalist, racist and sexist systems. The heart of their work is based on the documentation and creation of images that build and deconstruct feminist memory. They are dedicated to maintaining photographic, graphic, and video documentation of lesbian and feminist social movements and women in Mexico and Latin America (forums, actions, workshops, academic seminars, initiatives, marches, etc.). With the use of video, photography, graphic design, facilities and performance representation, they create their own materials and offer professional support to other groups.

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Producciones y Milagros Agrupación Feminista A.C. es un colectivo de feministas lesbianas que luchan contra un sistema patriarcal, capitalista, racista y sexista. El corazón de su trabajo tiene base en la documentación y creación de imágenes que construyen y deconstruyen la memoria feminista. Se dedica a mantener una documentación fotográfica, gráfica y de video de los movimientos sociales lésbicos feministas y de las mujeres en México y América Latina (foros, acciones, talleres, seminarios académicos, iniciativas, marchas, etc.). Con el uso del video, la fotografía, el diseño gráfico, las instalaciones y la representación del performance, crea sus propios materiales y ofrece apoyo profesional a otros grupos.

Queer African Youth Network (QAYN)

Founded in 2010, the Queer African Youth Network (QAYN) is a queer feminist organization working to build a vast network of Support to Promote the well-being and security of LGBTQ people in West Africa and Cameroon.

Founded in 2010, the Queer African Youth Network (QAYN) is a queer feminist organization working to build a vast network of Support to Promote the well-being and security of LGBTQ people in West Africa and Cameroon. Their work has grown to focus more broadly on facilitating and strengthening the agency and leadership of young queer women in the West African LGBTQ movements, particularly in Francophone countries. Since inception, QAYN has been instrumental in broadening the base of LBT leadership, facilitating young activist’s access to space, skill-building, and advocacy platforms. Their work is central to their capacity building programs. Their Activist School has been running since 2012. This leadership incubator program brings together activists from across the area to build collective understanding, analysis and strategies to inform Their activism. In addition, QAYN uses their publications, cultural activism, and efforts to position LGBTQ activism in a broader social justice context. Between 2015 and 2016, QAYN, in partnership with Alternative AFRO-Benin and Cote d’Ivoire, organized a series of groundbreaking cross-movement exchanges bringing together social justice and LGBTQ activists. These convenings Followed QAYN’s work to research and publish Mapping of the Social Justice Movement in West Africa and Cameroon: Perceptions on LGBTQ Issues. In 2014, they also produced a beautiful social media campaign titled 16 Voices, 16 Experiences: Queer African Women Talk about Violence, which consisted of a collection of audio stories in French and illustrations. They are now working on a picture campaign Visibility and Expression and a series of video interviews committed to building visibility around LBT activism in Francophone West Africa and Cameroon. Their Q-Zine, the only bilingual pan-African LGBTQI arts and culture digital magazine, is now in its 5th year of publication. QAYN’s goal is to provide an inspiring and creative outlet for LGBTQI and queer Africans and allies to celebrate, debate, and explore the creativity and cultural richness of queer life in Africa.

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Fondée en 2010, le Queer African Youth Network (QAYN) est une organisation féministe queer qui travaille à construire un vaste réseau de soutien pour promouvoir le bien-être et la sécurité des LGBTQ en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Cameroun. Leurs travaux se sont concentrés plus largement sur la facilitation et le renforcement de l’agence et du leadership des jeunes femmes queer dans les mouvements LGBTQ d’Afrique de l’Ouest, en particulier dans les pays francophones. Depuis sa création, QAYN a contribué à élargir la base du leadership LBT, à faciliter aux jeunes activistes l’accès à l’espace, à la formation des compétences et aux plates-formes de plaidoyer. Ce programme d’incubation de leaders rassemble des militantEs de toute la région afin de construire une compréhension collective, des analyses et des stratégies pour informer leur militantisme. En outre, QAYN est reconnu pour ses publications, son activisme culturel et ses efforts pour placer l’activisme LGBTQ dans un contexte de justice sociale plus large. Entre 2015 et 2016, QAYN, en partenariat avec AFRO-Bénin et Alternative Côte d’Ivoire, a organisé une série d’échanges de mouvements croisés qui réunissent la justice sociale et les militants LGBTQ. Ces rencontres ont suivi les travaux de QAYN pour la recherche et la publication de «Cartographie du mouvement de justice sociale en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Cameroun: Perceptions sur les questions LGBTQ». En 2014, ils ont également produit une belle campagne sur les médias sociaux intitulée «16 voix, 16 expériences: Les femmes queer africaines parlent de la violence», qui consistait en une collection d’histoires audio en français et en illustrations. Maintenant, une campagne photo, «Visibilité et Expression» et une série d’interviews vidéo contribuent à renforcer la visibilité autour du militantisme LBT en Afrique de l’Ouest francophone et au Cameroun. Q-Zine, le seul magazine panafricain des arts et de la culture LGBTQI, magazine numérique bilingue maintenant en 5e année de publication, est l’objectif de QAYN de fournir un point de vente inspirant et créatif pour les LGBTQI et les alliés Africains pour célébrer, débattre et explorer la créativité Et la richesse culturelle de la vie queer en Afrique.

El/La Para Translatinas

El/La works to build a world where transgender Latinas (translatinas) feel they deserve to protect, love and develop themselves.

El/La works to build a world where transgender Latinas (translatinas) feel they deserve to protect, love and develop themselves. By building this base, they support translatinas in protecting themselves against violence, abuse, and illness, and in fully realizing their dreams. El/La is an organization for translatinas that builds collective vision and action to promote their survival and improve their quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their scope of work includes: (1) HIV Prevention – outreach, education, testing, peer-to-peer counseling, accompaniment, and referrals and accompaniment; (2) Violence Prevention – case management, referrals and accompaniment, and Luchadoras Leadership Development and Translatina Council/Consejo Translatina; and (3) Safe Space and Community – evening drop-in,  family-style celebrations, social networking, expression of spirituality, and life skills groups.

As a result of these programs they in turn go out and educate community members about risks to their health and safety, support each other in identifying barriers to full participation in society, and find resources to overcome those barriers. El/La builds visibility and alliances to respond to transphobic attacks and has worked with over 105 city agencies, service providers, programs and collaboratives in San Francisco, the greater Bay Area and beyond. Their work strengthens translatinas’ ability to critique and respond to the systems of violence they face, and the continuation of anti-violence programs addressing violence against translatinas.

Colectivo Sentimos Diverso

Colectivo Sentimos Diverso is a feminist group that mobilizes to create and develop projects and actions that empower women, adolescents, young people and people with sexual orientations and diverse gender identities for the enforceability of human, sexual and reproductive rights.

Colectivo Sentimos Diverso is a feminist group that mobilizes to create and develop projects and actions that empower women, adolescents, young people and people with sexual orientations and diverse gender identities for the enforceability of human, sexual and reproductive rights. They seek to build a more just, inclusive and violence-free world. They started their work in 2006 in the city of Bogotá. Since 2011, they have moved to the city of Quito, Ecuador, where they have focused on developing three lines of action:

  1. Pedagogical
  2. Communication and Networks
  3. Research and creation

In September of 2015, the Ecuadorian government recognized their foundation status. Their local work is recognized and strengthened by their visibility and impact at the regional level. They are part of the Campaign for the Inter-American Convention on Sexual Rights and Reproductive Rights and the Southern Transfusionist Network (in development).

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Somos un colectivo feminista que se moviliza para crear y desarrollar proyectos y acciones que empoderen a mujeres, adolescentes, jóvenes, y personas con orientaciones sexuales e identidades de género diversas para la exigibilidad de los derechos humanos, sexuales y reproductivos. Buscamos construir un mundo más justo, incluyente y libre de violencias.

Iniciamos nuestro trabajo en el año 2006 en la ciudad de Bogotá. Desde el año 2011 nos trasladamos a la ciudad de Quito, Ecuador, en dónde nos hemos centrado en desarrollar tres líneas de acción:

  • Pedagógica
  • Comunicación y redes y
  • Investigación y creación.

En septiembre de 2015 el gobierno ecuatoriano reconoció nuestra personería jurídica, bajo la forma de Fundación.

Nuestro trabajo local es reconocido y fortalecido por nuestra visibilidad e incidencia a nivel regional. Hacemos parte de la Campaña por la Convención Interamericana de Derechos Sexuales y Derechos Reproductivos y la Red Transfeministas del Sur (en desarrollo).

Mujeres Al Borde

MAB trains and supports other organizations in feminist self-care and in artivism, offering each year a theater school in Bogotá and a community video trainings throughout South America.

Mujeres al Borde (MAB) is a transfeminist collective founded in 2001 with the mission of raising visibility, fostering leadership, and creating networks of affection and creative work among sexually and gender dissident people, as well as promoting Recognition and respect for the rights of women and LGBTIQ communities. Its main strategies are Artivismo (Art + Activism), popular education, transfeminist methodologies and grassroots community work, creating links between the various movements with which they work. It was the first organization in Colombia to open spaces for people of bodies and multiple identities, thus contributing to the recognition and politicization of experiences that had remained poorly visible or that had been stigmatized by the LGBT community itself. At the regional level, their transfeminist practice has been expressed in important actions such as the co-creation of the “Come to the South” LesBiTransInter meeting, which challenged the idea that only women can be feminists and the initiative of the Southern Transfusion Network. MAB trains and supports other organizations in feminist self-care and in artivism, offering each year a theater school in Bogotá and a community video trainings throughout South America.

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Mujeres al Borde (MAB) es una colectiva transfeminista que se fundó en el 2001, con la misión de elevar la visibilidad, fomentar el liderazgo, las redes de afecto y de trabajo creativo entre personas disidentes sexuales y del género,  así como también promover el reconocimiento y respeto de los derechos de las mujeres y de las comunidades LGBTIQ. Sus estrategias principales son el Artivismo (Arte + Activismo), la educación popular, las metodologías transfeministas y el trabajo comunitario de base, creando lazos entre los diversos movimientos con los que trabajan. Fue la primera organización en Colombia en abrir espacios para personas de cuerpos e identidades múltiples, aportando así al reconocimiento y politización de experiencias que habían permanecido poco visibles o que habían sido estigmatizadas por la misma comunidad LGBT. A nivel regional su práctica transfeminista se ha expresado en acciones importantes como la co-creación del encuentro LesBiTransInter “Venir Al Sur” que retó la idea de que solo las mujeres cisgénero podían ser feministas y la iniciativa de la Red Transfeministas del Sur. MAB capacita y apoya a otras organizaciones en autocuidado feminista y en artivismo, ofreciendo cada año una escuela de teatro en Bogotá y una de video comunitario que itinera por América del Sur.

Audre Lorde Project (ALP)

Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) center for community organizing, focusing on the NYC area.

Audre Lorde Project (ALP) is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) People of Color (POC) center for community organizing, focusing on the NYC area. ALP’s programs include: Safe Outside the System which builds community-led models of safety in response to increased violence targeting LGBTSTGNC POC; 3rd Space Program which provides resources and referrals for members, centering survival, wellness and resiliency strategies; Membership which builds ALP’s base by developing leadership among its membership; and TransJustice which builds leadership and political strategies for the visibility and livelihood of TGNC POC.

allgo

allgo is a 31-year-old organization that works toward its vision of a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures.

allgo is a 31-year-old organization that works toward its vision of a just and equitable society that celebrates and nurtures vibrant people of color queer cultures. To this end, allgo carries out cultural arts, health and advocacy programming. For example, they completed a project to uncover the needs of trans and queer youth in correctional facilities and conducted national and statewide trainings for youth correctional facilities staff on youth safety and protection from sexual violence. Additionally, allgo mobilized efforts for the release of the “San Antonio Four”, four Latina lesbians wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for more than 15 years due to racial and LGBTQ discrimination. allgo’s goals include holding a QPOC Activist Leadership Summit, carrying out local and statewide efforts on immigration and worker’s rights, and continuing the ongoing task of grassroots basebuilding.

This organization is supported through the Funding Queerly Giving Circle, which is housed at Astraea.