BLACK QUEER & TRANS ORGANIZATIONS
In honor of Pride Month, and in light of the tragedies in the Black Queer & Trans communities, let's keep our active allyship going by supporting our family in the Black LGBTQIA+ community that is strongly in need of our help! And remember the roots: PRIDE EXISTS BECAUSE OF QUEER PEOPLE OF COLOR.
Click on the posts for links to accounts of organizations to follow and donate to.
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A New Way of Life
Since 1998, this organization has provided housing, case management, legal services, and other resources to women recently released from prison.
For over 40 years, AVP has pushed to end all forms of violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities. Located in New York, they support survivors through free counseling and other educational events.
Black AIDS Institute
Since 1999, this organization has worked to end the Black AIDS epidemic in affected communities across the country through advocacy and learning opportunities.
Black Trans Femmes In the Arts
If you're looking to support the arts, look no further. Black Trans Femmes in the Arts says its mission is to "connect the community of Black trans women and non-binary femmes in the arts and to build power among ourselves."
Black Trans Travel Fund
In order to ensure the safety of Black trans women when traveling, the Black Trans Travel Fund raises money and provides safe transportation so they can travel without fear.
Brave Space Alliance
Over on the South Side of Chicago, Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center of its kind in the area. They typically host support groups and partnering with local organizations to provide free produce to its members, and they're currently providing COVID-19 testing.
House of GG
Founded by Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, who was present during the Stonewall riots, House of GG is a safe and transformative space for southern communities of trans women of color.
LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund
This organization helps LGBTQ+ people in jail or immigrant detention post their bond to secure release. They're also one of the leading groups when it comes to raising awareness about LGBTQ over-incarceration in our country.
Marsha P. Johnson Institute
In honor of the activist and drag queen Marsha P. Johnson, this organization focuses on protecting and defending the human rights of Black transgender people. They also provide fellowships to help supply income for transgender artists as well as ones to support community-driven projects in the Midwest and South.
Solutions Not Punishment Co. invests in community support for the empowerment of Black trans and queer people of Atlanta. Their work includes seeking to end the mass incarceration of Black trans women and the larger Black community through keeping their local governments accountable.
TGI Justice Project
Located in San Francisco, the Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project provides legal services for transgender and gender-variant/non-conforming people in California prisons, jails, and detention centers. They also help connect those who have recently re-entered society with housing and health services.
The Audre Lorde Project
Since 1994, this organization has offered a safe community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming people of color in the New York City area. Programs offered range from support groups to community-based anti-violence programs.
The Okra Project
The Okra Project provide home-cooked meals cooked by Black trans chefs, teaches its recipients to cook, and provides other resources to Black trans people who are experiencing food insecurity.
The Transgender District
San Francisco houses the world's first recognized trans district. Their programs work to stabilize and economically empower the trans community by creating a safe and thriving neighborhood lead by trans people for trans people.
Trans Justice Funding Project
This community-led funding initiative provides grants to support grassroots trans justice groups run by and for trans people. According to their website, over the last seven years, they've given away 903 grants valuing more than $2.7 million.
Trans Women of Color Collective
This organization makes sure that trans people of color are the ones who get to tell their stories and aren't silenced. Trans Women of Color Collective creates a safe space for individuals to come and be unapologetically themselves with a community that overwhelmingly supports them.
This woman-run organization focuses on providing aid to Black women, their families, and other marginalized groups all over the country. Since March 29, they've given over $26,000 in relief efforts to those affected by COVID-19.
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