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  • Writer's pictureSerena Nangia

Resources for Black Trans & LGBT+ People

If You Need Immediate Help:

Call- Trevor Project 866-488-7386

Call - Trans Lifeline at US: (877) 565-8860 or Canada: (877) 330-6366

Resources for Black LGBT+ People

For Allies/Education

Financial Support

  • National Bail Fund Network

  • Black Visions Collective is a trans- and queer-led social-justice organization and legal fund based in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

  • Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative, SNaPCo, is an Atlanta-based group that provides community and financial support for black trans and queer people in need and works to dismantle the prison industrial complex.

  • LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund posts bail to secure the safety and liberty of people in jail and immigration detention.

  • Emergency Release Fund, a member of the National Bail Fund Network, posts bail for pretrial medically vulnerable individuals and anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+.

  • For the Gworls raises money to assist wtih black trans people’s rent & affirmative surgeries.

  • Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative that support grassroots trans justice groups run by-and-for trans people.

  • The Transgender District aims to stabilize and economically empower the transgender community through ownership of homes, businesses, historic and cultural sites, and safe community spaces in San Francisco.

  • Lavender Rights Project provides low-cost civil legal services and community programming for trans and queer low-income people in the state of Washington.

Organizations Working for the Cause

  • The Marsha P. Johnson Institute’s mission is to protect and defend the human rights of black transgender people.

  • Incite! is a national activist organization of trans and gender nonconforming people of color working to end violence against individuals and communities through direct action, dialogue, and grassroots organizing.

  • Black AIDS Institute works to end the black HIV epidemic through policy, advocacy, and high-quality direct HIV services.

  • Black Trans Femmes in the Arts connects the community of black trans women and non-binary femmes in the arts to build power.

  • The Okra Project addresses the global crisis faced by black trans people by bringing them home-cooked meals and resources.

  • The National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering black LGBTQ+ people.

  • Trans Women of Color Collective, a grass-roots funded global initiative, uplifts the narratives and experiences of trans people of color and offers them opportunities.

  • Black Queer & Intersectional Collective, a grassroots community organization, works toward liberation through direct action, community organizing, education, and creating spaces to uplift voices.

  • Brave Space Alliance is a trans-led center dedicated to creating and providing resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals in Chicago.

  • BreakOUT! seeks to end the criminalization of LGBTQ+ youth to build a safer and more just New Orleans.

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  • Homeless Black Trans Women Fund is a direct support for Black trans women in Atlanta, many of whom are sex workers and/or homeless to buy food and necessities. Donate here.

  • Project Safe Philly is a mutual aid/harm reduction group for women, trans and queer people based in Philly that's offering medical and emotional care for protesters. Call their hotline at 866-509-7233 (ext 8) and donate here.

  • Black Trans Travel Fund is a mutual aid fund providing financial resources for travel for Black trans women in New Jersey and New York. Apply for funding here and donate here.

  • BlackTransFutures is a mutual aid fund that helps Black trans and gender nonconforming people get their material needs met. Donate here

  • BlackTransMedia is a group that supports racial and gender-justice related media and education. They're fundraising for community organizers and hosting virtual support groups and town halls about the protests. Follow here and find donation methods here.

  • Princess Janae Place is an NYC community housing organization led by and for trans people. Donate here.

  • DecrimNY is a campaign working to decarcerate and destigmatize the sex trade in New York, issues that significantly impact Black trans people in New York state. Donate here.

  • SAGE Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ Elders is a national organization fighting for fair housing and competent healthcare for elderly queer people. Donate here.

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