Rainbow Identity Association

The Rainbow Identity Association is a trans and intersex-led organization working to build strong, active and resilient transgender and intersex communities in Botswana and improve their lived realities.

Rainbow Identity Association was formed in 2008 to address challenges faced by trans and intersex communities in Botswana. They are facilitating referrals for health care focusing on mental health specialists and counsellors and for psychosocial support, sexual and reproductive health care, rehabilitation centres for drug and alcohol abuse; they are also disseminating information and providing training relating to HIV and STIs including information on HIV and STI prevention, treatment, care and support, disseminating HIV barrier products specifically geared towards the needs of transgender and intersex bodies. They provide legal referral assistance by linking up the persons who need legal advice or representation relating to the protection and promotion of their gender identity and expression rights. They promote advocacy through workshops for community organisers, activists, police, health workers, politicians, and other leaders, and information sessions for transgender and intersex people outlining their human rights. They are working in advancing trans and intersex issues in civic and legal platforms. During covid-19 they organized a webinar on the impact of the pandemic on trans and intersex people.

Iranti-Org

Iranti-Org formed in 2012 to help local and regional lesbian, trans, intersex and gender non-conforming (LTIGNC) movements in South Africa and across the continent use media as a platform for mobilization and shifting public dialogue.

Iranti-Org formed in 2012 to help local and regional lesbian, trans, intersex and gender non-conforming (LTIGNC) movements in South Africa and across the continent use media as a platform for mobilization and shifting public dialogue. They support organizations to document human rights violations and produce evidence-based materials, and they also support cultural production to change attitudes about sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Iranti-Org does this work to address the poor media capacity of LTIGNC groups, most of which don’t have media and documentation equipment or training in how to work with media; digital security is also a pressing need. In an exciting development, they recently launched an LBTIGNC Media Makers Network that supports activists across Southern Africa to produce their own media. In South Africa, Iranti-Org’s own media production and reporting plays a key role in strengthening the national LGBTQ movement. In collaboration with LGBTQ community groups across the country, they investigate hate crimes, use their reporting to hold the state accountable for addressing violence, and document LGBTQ mobilization.

Geten, Centre for LGBTIQA People’s Rights

Founded in 2001, Geten was the first organization in Serbia to acknowledge and base its work primarily on gender identity and expression.

Founded in 2001, Geten (formerly Gayten-LGBT) was the first organization in Serbia to acknowledge and base its work primarily on gender identity and expression. Its mission is to contribute to removing all forms of violence and discrimination toward LGBTIQ persons. Geten’s advocacy contributed to the adoption by the Serbian Parliament of amendments to the law on healthcare, enabling body modification procedures for trans people to be covered by health insurance.

In addition to advocacy, Geten builds and empowers trans, intersex and queer communities through support groups, an LGBT SOS help line, culture and arts, education, and networking. Kris Randjelovic, coordinator of Geten’s trans and intersex section, identifies as intersex and trans, and led the call to form Geten’s intersex support group two years ago. Geten is conducting qualitative research on intersex issues, and translating and publishing information to aid in the education of medical professionals, intersex people and their families.

Check out our 2018 International Trans Day of Visibility video featuring an interview with Geten-LGBT’s Intersex Section Coordinator Kristian Randjelovic:

Kristian was also featured in our 2016 Intersex Awareness Day video:

Dynamic Initiative for Healthcare & Human Rights (DIHHR)

The first and only transgender and intersex organisation in Nigeria.

Dynamic Initiative for Healthcare & Human Rights (DIHHR) 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. DIHHR 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.