Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable and Empowering (TAKE)

TAKE Resource Center is the only center that is Trans focused, Trans lead, and all of the staff members are Trans women of color here in Birmingham, Alabama.

TAKE Resource Center is the only center that is Trans focused, Trans lead, and all of the staff members are Trans women of color here in Birmingham, Alabama. The organization is founded and directed by A Trans woman of color Daroniesha Duncan Boyd. The mission statement of TAKE Resource Center is working together as a community to improve the quality of life for Trans women of color by meeting needs and increasing accessibility. Our job and role at TAKE Resource Center is to assist and provide capacity building support, and to also provide support to agency partners and campaigns, while supporting and coordinating and implementation of the programs and services here at TAKE such as the HELP program which means Health, educational, Living and Prevention, and its Mission of providing Holistic Health, Knowledge, and linkage to care resources for Trans Women of Color to help meet Healthy goals.

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.