Black trans activists are on the front lines, sounding the alarm on systemic racism in the United States and abroad. As a follow up from our previous post we focus on the intersection between Black trans women and their role during the present-day activism. Black trans women suffer extreme and fatal violence at the hands of the state, and these women are fighting to change this reality.
Demonstrations across the United States show folks ready to show up for Black trans lives at a time when communities are taking a stand to support and protect Black lives.
Looking for inspiration on where to begin or how to sustain momentum for Black trans women’s rights? These are the Black trans activists and organizations you can follow to take to support Black trans women.
Black Trans Activists
Organizations, Collectives, Coalitions
A growing collection of Black transgender focused resources offering capacity building trainings, organizing tips, restorative justice content, legal support and so much more.
- Black AIDS Institute
- House of GG
- LGBTQ Freedom Fund
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
- The Okra Project
- Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative
- Sylvia Rivera Law Project
- The Transgender District
- Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP)
- Transgender Law Center
- Trans Women of Color Collective
- Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network
How and where to take action
There are countless of ways to contribute to the growing Black Trans Lives movement. Here are a few quick ideas to kickstart your activism.
- Pledge your support for the Black Trans Agenda for Liberation
- Support the work of Queer the Land by donating supplies, land, or funds to assist in their resistance against displacement
- Listen to Imara Jones’ interview Making Black Trans Lives Matter
- Listen to the podcast Stop Killing Black Trans Women and check out their list to uplift Black trans lives
- Read these books on Black Queer experiences
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This blog post was written by Partnership Development Associate, Rosalie Candau, with editorial support by Editorial and Content Intern, Christa Koeyvoets, and Education and Communications Associate, Sabrina Sanchez.
Featured photo borrowed from Colorlines