Gender Justice L.A. is a member-based, grassroots organization that works towards a safe and just society for all transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people. They believe all transgender people should have access to quality, respectful, and affordable health care; freedom from bigotry, harassment, and violence; opportunities for education, employment, and leadership; safe spaces for enhancing spiritual, physical, and social wellness; and the right to self-determination. Through a combination of policy advocacy and community building, Gender Justice L.A. has secured concrete gains for the trans community in L.A. such as changes in the police patrol guide for the fair treatment of trans people and trans prisoners. GJLA continues to fight anti-trans forces in California, responding to attacks on rights they have already secured. GJLA’s program TRANSform LA is known for its series of workshops over the course of 6 months for trans* and gender nonconforming people. Participants are empowered and given skills to continue working towards radical transformation in Los Angeles.
This organization is supported through the Funding Queerly Giving Circle, which is housed at Astraea.