Black Transmen, Inc. (BTMI) takes great pride in its role as the first national nonprofit organization with a direct focus on an often voiceless, underserved, and extremely marginalized population segment: black transgender men and women. Since its founding in March 2011, BTMI has focused on the empowerment of transgender communities around the country via local chapters and through the provisions of specialized peer-based programs and services rooted in a platform of social justice, advocacy, and self-reliance. BTMI offers resources for connecting people who both need and provide reliable opportunities for support. BTMI is proud of its most recent affiliation with the Anti-Violence Project (AVP), a New York based organization that works to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
This organization is supported through the Funding Queerly Giving Circle, which is housed at Astraea.