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.

Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits (BAAITS)

Bay Area American Indians Two-Spirits (BAAITS) exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people.

Bay Area American Indians Two-Spirits (BAAITS) exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people. They produce an annual powwow, a Native American cultural gathering that features traditional dancing and drumming. They are proud to produce the only public Two Spirit Powwow in the world; their powwow, unlike mainstream powwows, celebrates the gifts that Two-Spirit and LGBT people have to offer the community. Many powwows have rigid gender roles, and their event has been working to queer these roles by de-gendering the dance categories as well as the Head Dancer roles, incorporating partner dances, and encouraging participation of same-gender couples, all things which are rarely, if ever, seen at straight powwows. Through the annual powwow, Drum group, traditional arts classes, community potlucks, and other activities, BAAITS brings together Two-Spirit People and allies to revive these sacred traditions and strengthen awareness of and support for Native and Two-Spirit communities. These cultural events are critical to serving Two-Spirit People who must resist the overlapping oppressions of colonialism, racism, capitalism, homophobia, and transphobia.

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

Trans Siempre Amigas – TRANSSA

TRANSSA is an institution that ensures the respect and equity of Trans people (Transgender, Transvestite, Transgender and Transgender) of the Dominican Republic.

TRANSSA is an institution that ensures the respect and equity of Trans people (Transgender, Transvestite, Transgender and Transgender) of the Dominican Republic. They promote leadership and respect for their transpeople. It is a place where transgender Dominican Republicans can find support and a means where they can take their denunciations so as between all to find solutions and try to achieve a better quality of life for all. Mission: Be a group of transvestites, transsexuals, and transgender (transpeople) working to achieve the unification and improvement of the quality of life of its population through the main problems affecting our community in the field of Human Rights: Labor, Health Services And Education; Promoting Leadership, Emotional Support, and Respect, to all trans populations in Dominican Republic. View: Be the Organization that watches over the Respect and Equity of the Trans in the Dominican Republic; Committed to solutions to the problems of the community, protecting individual human rights. General objective: Contribute to mitigate the impact of Stigma and Discrimination by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity from the Institutional, Legal, Cultural and Social. TRANSSA’s values

  • Equity
  • Empowerment
  • Respect
  • Solidarity
  • Commitment

*** En Español*** TRANSSA es una Institución que vela por el respeto y la equidad de las personas Trans (Transexuales, Travestis, Transgéneros y Transformistas) de Republica Dominicana. Promoviendo Liderazgo y Respeto hacia nuestras Trans. Es un lugar donde las Trans de Rep.Dom. encuentran apoyo y un medio donde pueden llevar sus denuncias para así entre todos/as buscar soluciones y tratar de lograr una mejor calidad de vida para todos/as. Misión: Ser un grupo de Transformistas , Travestis, Transexuales y Transgeneros (Trans) Trabajando para lograr la unificación y el mejoramiento de la calidad de vida de su población mediante los principales problemas que afecta nuestra comunidad en materia, de Derechos Humano: Laborales, Servicios de Salud y Educación; Promoviendo Liderazgo, Apoyo Emocional, y Respeto, a todos/as losas Trans. en Republica Dominicana. Visión: Ser la Organización que vela por el Respeto y la Equidad de los/as Trans en Republica Dominicana; Comprometida con las soluciones a las problemáticas de la comunidad, protegiendo los Derechos Humanos individuales. Objetivo General: Contribuir a mitigar el impacto del Estigma y la Discriminación por Orientación Sexual e Identidad de género desde lo Institucional, Legal, Cultural y Social. Valores de TRANSSA •        Equidad •        Empoderamiento •        Respeto •        Solidaridad •        Compromiso