Organizations, People, and Websites

This bibliography is in progress.


  • bklyn boihood‘s mission is to create spaces where black, brown queer and trans bois and our communities can cultivate stories, dreams and creative work.
  • The Black Trans Femmes in the Arts Collective creates spaces for the production and preservation of Black trans art and culture by building community with Black trans femme artists and providing them with the resources and support necessary to thrive.
  • The Black Trans Travel Fund is a grassroots, Black Trans led Collective, providing Black Transgender women with financial and material resources needed to remove barriers to self-determining and accessing safer travel options.
  • Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ center located on the south side of Chicago, nd designed to create and provide affirming and culturally competent services for the entire LGBTQ+ community of Chicago.
  • The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) works to advance health equity for trans and gender non-binary communities.
  • FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. In addition to our national work, we have provided extensive support in Wisconsin and Illinois to trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming individuals and loved ones since our inception.
  • For the Gworls is a Black, trans-led collective that curates parties to fundraise money to help Black transgender people pay for their rent, gender-affirming surgeries, smaller co-pays for medicines/doctor’s visits, and travel assistance.
  • Gender Diversity increases the awareness and understanding of the wide range of gender diversity in children, adolescents, and adults by providing family support, building community, increasing societal awareness, and improving the well-being for people of all gender identities and expressions.
  • Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) is an international advocacy organization working towards justice and equality for trans, gender diverse and intersex communities.
  • The Griffin-Gracy Educational Retreat & Historical Center’s (a.k.a. “House of GG”) mission is to create programs, services, and resources that positively impact the lives, history, and visibility of Transgender, gender-questioning, and gender-nonconforming people.
  • The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people.
  • The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
  • The Okra Project is a mutual aid collective that provides support to Black Trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people with the intention of alleviating some of the barriers that the community faces daily.
  • Princess Janae Place helps people of trans experience maximize their full potential as they transition from homelessness to independent living.
  • SisTers PGH is a Black and Trans-led non-profit organization which serves POC, trans, and nonbinary people within Southwestern PA.
  • Sociologists for Trans Justice supports trans, non-binary & intersex scholarship and understanding.
  • The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.
  • TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people–inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers–creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.
  • The Trans Educators Network is a support and community-building focused organization for trans and other PK-12 educators who don’t always fit neatly into systems of gender at school.
  • Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) is a nonprofit advocating on behalf of transgender veterans.
  • Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people.
  • Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.
  • The TransLatin@ Coalition (TLC) was founded in 2009 by a group of Transgender and Gender nonconforming and Intersex (TGI) immigrant women in Los Angeles, California, as a grassroots response to address the specific needs of TGI Latin@ immigrants who live in the United States.
  • Trans Law Help Wisconsin is a pro bono legal project dedicated to providing legal information and resources to transgender and nonbinary individuals across the state of Wisconsin and beyond.
  • Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for their community that’s been divested from police since day one. They are run by and for trans people.
  • Trans Student Educational Resources is a youth-led organization dedicated to transforming the educational environment for trans and gender non-conforming students through advocacy and empowerment. Founded in 2011, it is the only national organization led by trans youth.
  • Trans Women of Color Collective works to uplift the narratives, lived experiences and leadership of trans and gender non-conforming people of color, our families and comrades as we build towards collective liberation for all oppressed people.
  • The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families.
  • Unique Woman’s Coalition (UWC) is dedicated to being a collective voice centering on the narratives and needs of Black Trans culture.
  • The mission of the Wisconsin Transgender Health Coalition is to create an environment and conditions in Wisconsin that provide equitable access to health and health care for transgender, intersex, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming (TING) people.