Trans and Intersex People (TIP) for Human Rights in Nigeria (THRIN)

The first and only transgender and intersex organisation in Nigeria.

TIP for Human Rights In Nigeria (THRIN) was formed in 2013 by a Nigerian transwoman, Emmanuella David-ette as a secret Facebook group called TransNigeria, which has now grown to have a membership of over a hundred and sixty and still counting with more Trans/Intersex individuals now identifying with the group. THRIN has grown since its inception in 2013 as a Facebook forum and has now become an entity. Their mission is to promote the respect of the rights of every human being irrespective of their sexual orientation and gender identities and/or expression, and that includes health and wellbeing. They hope to become the top leading Trans and Intersex leading organisation in Nigeria, West Africa and then globally. Their mantra is: Sugar is sweet, Honey is sweeter, BUT our Relationship is the sweetest.

The Foundation of Transgender Alliance for Human Rights

Founded in 2010, the Thai Transgender Alliance, or TGA, supports transgender and gender diverse people in Thailand to have a better quality of life and works to advance the human rights of transgender people through advocacy, movement strengthening and leadership development strategies.

Founded in 2010, the Thai Transgender Alliance, or TGA, supports transgender and gender diverse people in Thailand to have a better quality of life and works to advance the human rights of transgender people through advocacy, movement strengthening and leadership development strategies. They are currently leading a national effort to secure legal gender recognition for trans people in Thailand, as well as working to challenge military transcription requirements (in context where all male citizens obligated to serve). They have also created a wide variety of cultural change materials regarding gender, sexuality, discrimination, access to healthcare, military conscription, and are currently working to develop guidelines for media reporting and resources for parents of transgender and gender diverse young people.

LaGender Inc.

LaGender, Inc., is a black and transgender women of color led organization dedicated to empowering the transgender community on the unique issues of HIV/AIDS, homelessness, wrongful incarceration, mental health and the fight against discrimination of any sort.

LaGender, Inc., is a black and transgender women of color led organization dedicated to empowering the transgender community on the unique issues of HIV/AIDS, homelessness, wrongful incarceration, mental health and the fight against discrimination of any sort. In 2001, Dee Dee Chamblee, a Black woman, transgender activist and organizer living with HIV for over thirty years founded LaGender Inc. to amplify the voices of Black transgender women who were experiencing high rates of HIV/AIDS in Atlanta. At that time, they were reluctant to access HIV prevention and treatment services due the discrimination they experienced from health care providers and the erasure of their transgender identities by local LGB organizations and other HIV/AIDS service organizations. In an effort to combat stereotypes, misconceptions, and misinformation, LaGender developed a training program specifically geared to educate and inform AIDS service organizations, academic institutions, and public health providers on transgender issue areas locally, nationally, and internationally. From there, LaGender has expanded to include an ongoing support group for transgender people, which centers transgender women of color; establishing a leadership development pipeline and coaching training programs; in the tenure of LaGender, they have built a coalition of transgender-led and progressive organizations, working on a shared advocacy platform that addresses criminalization, HIV, immigration and sex work in the transgender communities.

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

Black Trans Media

Black Trans Media is a community-driven black trans-led organization based out of Brooklyn, NY, existing to shift and reframe the value and worth of all black trans peoples by addressing the intersections of racism and transphobia.

Black Trans Media is a community-driven black trans-led organization based out of Brooklyn, NY, existing to shift and reframe the value and worth of all black trans peoples by addressing the intersections of racism and transphobia. Black Trans Media is centered in the power of media, arts and storytelling to support leadership, organizing and reflect narratives of resistance that are culturally black and trans. This organization is supported through the Funding Queerly Giving Circle, which is housed at Astraea.

The Knights and Orchids Society

The Knights and Orchids Society (TKO) is a southern centered grassroots startup founded and led by black, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming people fighting at the intersections of racial and gender justice.

The Knights and Orchids Society (TKO) is a southern centered grassroots startup founded and led by black, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming people fighting at the intersections of racial and gender justice. They are a direct support program that provides resources to rural and isolated areas of Alabama where folks are having difficulty achieving resources to reach transition goals. Their mission is to improve the quality of life within the LGBTQ+ community by creating safe spaces that empower, educate, and unite queer people of color in rural areas.

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

Trans* Coalition in the Post-soviet Space

Trans*Coalition in the Post-Soviet Space is a regional informational resource platform that unites trans* persons and their allies and aims to protect human rights and improve the quality of life of transgender communities in the region.

Trans*Coalition in the Post-Soviet Space is a regional informational resource platform that unites trans* persons and their allies and aims to protect human rights and improve the quality of life of transgender communities in the region. Currently, the Coalition unites activists from 11 countries of the region with the intention to expand to all 15 countries. It is the first and only network by and for trans* activists in this region and has already contributed to the strengthening of the nascent trans* movement in the Former Soviet Union countries and to increasing visibility of trans* issues with an online presence via website, blog posts, and social media. Thanks to the effort of Trans*Coalition, many trans* persons have become more active in their own countries as well as in the regional activism and have significantly developed their skills and leadership capacity. Importantly, the coalition has helped introduce a new political trans* discourse in the region that is rights-based, feminist, and grounded in the principle of depathologization as opposed to the prior dominant discourse that was highly medicalized.

LGBT Organization Labrys

Labrys was formed in April 2004 by a group of young lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men with the mission to achieve equal rights, justice and non­-discrimination for LGBT communities through empowering them, giving them voice and protecting their rights and freedoms.

Labrys was formed in April 2004 by a group of young lesbian and bisexual women and transgender men with the mission to achieve equal rights, justice and non­-discrimination for LGBT communities through empowering them, giving them voice and protecting their rights and freedoms. Initially a community-based organization working exclusively on a grassroots level, over the course of 13 years of its existence, Labrys has developed into one of the anchor organizations in the LGBTQ movement of Central Asia. Labrys was the first organization in this sub-region to start practicing monitoring and documentation of human rights abuses and violations by state actors against LGBTQ people and reporting on them using national and international mechanisms. Its current work represents a balance between community mobilization and empowerment, cross-border and cross-sector networking and partnership, public education, and regional and national policy advocacy.

Red Multicultural de Mujeres Trans de Guatemala (REDMMUTRANS)

Founded in 2011, Red Multicultural de Mujeres Trans de Guatemala (REDMMUTRANS) promotes the protection and recognition of the rights of trans women in Guatemala.

Founded in 2011, Red Multicultural de Mujeres Trans de Guatemala (REDMMUTRANS) promotes the protection and recognition of the rights of trans women in Guatemala. They are a multicultural network led by Mayan, Garifuna, Xincas and Mestizas trans women from seven trans led collectives in the regions of Petén, Alta Verapaz, Quiché, Escuintla, El progreso, Zacapa y Chimaltenango. Transgender women of indigenous descent in Guatemala experience particular high levels of violence and discrimination due to their gender and ethnicity. Through political advocacy, capacity-building and leadership development, RedMMUTRANS aims to self-empower trans women of different class, ethnic and racial backgrounds to defend themselves from systemic abuse. *** En Español *** Fundada en el 2011, la Red Multicultural de Mujeres Trans de Guatemala (REDMMUTRANS) promueve la protección y el reconocimiento de los derechos de las mujeres trans en Guatemala. Esta red es dirigida por mujeres Mayas, Garífunas, Xincas y Mestizas que son parte de siete colectivas trans en las regiones del Petén, Alta Verapaz, Quiché, Escuintla, El progreso, Zacapa y Chimaltenango. Las mujeres trans indígenas en Guatemala viven altos niveles de violencia y discriminación debido a su género y etnicidad. A través de la incidencia política, el desarrollo de capacidades y el desarrollo de liderazgo, RedMMUTRANS tiene como objetivo auto-empoderar a las mujeres trans de diferentes clases, etnias y razas para defenderse del abuso sistémico.

XY Spectrum

XY Spectrum was founded by trans and intersex activists from Serbia and is the first organization with, for and on intersex issues in Serbia.

XY Spectrum was founded by trans and intersex activists from Serbia and is the first organization working with, for and on intersex issues in Serbia. XY Spectrum wants to include the whole spectrum of identities in terms of gender and sexuality. Challenging multiple forms of discrimination and centering intersectionality is essential to the organization’s work and activities. The core work is to strengthen people’s capacities to overcome fear, isolation and trauma, through support groups (for intersex, parents of intersex and trans, for trans people), psycho-social counseling and new legal, administrative and institutional procedures, policies and practice, etc. XY Spectrum’s mission is the contribution and creation of an overall societal environment directed towards the removal of all forms of violence and discrimination, creation and implementation of medical and administrative procedures, and legislation for gender and sex (body) variant and diverse (intersex, trans, non-binary) persons. Their goal is to stop all medically unnecessary surgical interventions, and to support and contribute to legal frameworks that support intersex, trans and non-binary persons and that are sensitive and inclusive of their rights, experiences and needs.

Venasa Transgender Network

The Venasa Transgender Network came together in 2015 to promote the legal, health and social well-being of LGBTQ people mainly focusing on transgender persons.

The Venasa Transgender Network came together in 2015 to promote the legal, health and social well-being of LGBTQ people mainly focusing on transgender persons. Since their founding, they have built a national network of transgender and intersex people and supportive legal, health and activist allies. Their key activities mobilize the trans community to stand up for their rights and access their legal and health entitlements, build consciousness amongst parents and families of trans people, and build allies in the media to create positive images and narratives about trans lives. Lastly, they are working to expand their networks of legal and health professionals and engage in advocacy to simplify and standardize procedures for legal gender recognition.