Transgender Specific National/Statewide Activist Organizations

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National Transgender Organizations

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.
By empowering transgender people and our allies to educate and influence policymakers and others, NCTE facilitates a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in our nation's capital and around the country.
The National Center for Transgender Equality is a 501(c)3 organization. (Link Checked 7.11)

Trans Advocacy Network

The Trans Advocacy Network (TAN) is an alliance of transgender organizations that work at the state and local level, coming together to build a stronger trans movement by facilitating the sharing of resources, best practices, and organizing strategies. The ultimate goal of the Trans Advocacy Network is a strong, self-sufficient, efficient, effective and sustainable trans movement that works for social, economic and racial justice through leadership development, coalition building and sharing of resources and information. (Link Checked 7.11)

Trans People of Color Coalition

Established in 2010 to address the issues that impact trans men & women of color. The complex intersections of race, gender, and sexuality affect our daily lives. TPOCC is working to build a pipeline of activists to engage and connect with one another to create a "movement" of support, resource, and education in our community.

Black Transmen, Inc

The 1st National Non-Profit Organization of African American transmen solely focused on acknowledgment, social advocacy and empowering African American transmen with resources to aid in a healthy female to male transition.

NGLTF Transgender Civil Rights Project

Transgender Civil Rights Project provides legislative, policy and strategy assistance, including evaluation of legislative and policy language, to activists and organizations working to pass trans-inclusive or transgender-friendly laws and policies. Although the primary work of the project centers on nondiscrimination laws and policies, the project can provide assistance to policymakers and activists working to pass any legislation or policies regarding transgender equality. (Link Checked 7.11)

International Foundation for Gender Education

IFGE advocates for freedom of gender expression. We promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Straight, Butch, Femme, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course -You! (Link Checked 7.11)

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality. (Link Checked 7.11)

The Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project

The Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project's mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond. (Link Checked 7.11)

FTM International

FTMInternational and cognate groups provide support meetings for FTMs and their families in cities throughout the world. FTMInternational spans 18 countries and 21 years. (Link Checked 7.11)

PFLAG's Transgender Network (TNET)

Transgender people have been included in PFLAG’s support network for over a decade. Our Transgender Network (TNET) includes contacts and regional coordinators for all of our chapters around the country. Their primary mission has been to educate our members and allies about transgender issues – a subject foreign to many, including those parents and significant others surprised by the coming out of a loved one as transgender. (Link Checked 7.11)

TransYouth Family Allies

TransYouth Family Allies, (TYFA) empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected. (Link Checked 7.11)

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for all children and teens.

Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA)

A 501 (c) 3 organization that acts proactively with other concerned gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) organizations to ensure that transgender veterans will receive appropriate care for their medical conditions in accordance with the Veterans Health Administration’s Customer Service Standards promise to “treat you with courtesy and dignity . . . as the first class citizen that you are.” (Link Checked 7.11)

NativeOUT

Educate, connect, and empower Native LGBTQ/Two-Spirit people and our allies. We believe there is a need for a national organization to provide opportunities to individual Two-Spirit people, Two-Spirit communities, and our allies who are interested in connecting (or becoming more connected) to other Two-Spirit people and/or informed about what’s going on in the Two-Spirit communities across Turtle Island (U.S. & Canada). (Link Checked 7.11)

Statewide Transgender Organizations

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC)

Email Us
617-778-0519
PO Box 301897 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Mission: The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) is dedicated to ending discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression. We envision a world where persons of all genders are treated with respect and fully participate in all areas of society, free from fear of prohibition, harassment or violence based on their gender identity and/or expression. To that end we educate the public, advocate with state, local, and federal government, engage in political activism, and encourage empowerment of community members through collective action.
Founded: 2001
Type: Independent, paid staff, fiscally sponsored 501c3

(Link Checked 7.11)

Maine Transgender Network, Inc. MaineTransNet

Maine
Email Us
207-408-1685
P.O. Box 1034 Westbrook, ME 04098
Mission: MaineTransNet provides support and resources for the transgender community, families, and significant others, and raises awareness about the varied forms of gender identity and expression by providing training and consultation for mental health and social service professionals.
Founded: 2004
Type: Independent, paid staff, 501c3 and/or 501c4 (Link Checked 7.11)

TransGender New Hampshire (TG-NH)

TransGenderNH@gmail.com
TransGender New Hampshire (TG-NH) is an organization created to promote transgender visibility, education, support and civil rights in the state of New Hampshire. TG-NH provides resources, community building, educational programs and advocacy to assist transgender NH residents, as well as significant others, friends, families, allies and helping professionals. Our primary goal at TG-NH is to foster acceptance for trans-identified people and to help celebrate the diversity of all gender expressions.

TransGender New Hampshire (TG-NH) is an organization created to promote transgender visibility, education, support and civil rights in the state of New Hampshire. TG-NH provides resources, community building, educational programs and advocacy to assist transgender NH residents, as well as significant others, friends, families, allies and helping professionals. Our primary goal at TG-NH is to foster acceptance for trans-identified people and to help celebrate the diversity of all gender expressions.
(Link Checked 7.11)

TGI Network of RI

Our mission is to serve the needs of the transgender, gender-variant, and intersex (TGI) communities in Rhode Island and surrounding areas through support, advocacy, and education. We seek to be a resource for TGI people navigating their life journeys as well as the legal and medical systems through our own programs and through collaboration with other organizations. In addition, we seek to serve as a resource to professionals working with the TGI community and as a liaison between the TGI and LGBT communities as well as the community at large.

Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition

Connecticut
Email Us
PO Box 330304 West Hartford, CT 06133-0304
(860) 983-8139
Mission: The Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition [CTAC] mission is to improve, through Education, political and social Advocacy and Activism, societal attitudes and the law in order to achieve equal rights for the Trans and gender non-conforming individuals and communities. CTAC is a true grassroots and coalition oriented organization comprising individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement and attainment of full Human Rights for all trans and gender non-conforming people in every aspect of society and actively opposes discriminatory acts.
Founded: 2002
Type: Incorporated organization run by volunteers
(Link Checked 7.11)

ctEQUALITY

Launched in 2010 by the Anti-Discrimination Coalition, a dynamic network of organizations in Connecticut that have lead the effort to expand our state's non-discrimination law to include gender identity and gender expression. ctEQUALITY is a project that aims to strengthen our transgender and ally communities as we work towards better, more inclusive non-discrimination law.
(Link Checked 7.11)

R.U.1.2.? Community Center/Vermont Trans Action

Vermont TransAction is working to get gender identity and gender expression included in Vermont 's non-discrimination legislation.
(Link Checked 7.11)

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)

New York
322 8th Ave. 3rd Floor New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-337-8550
Mission: The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.
Type: paid staff, collective structure
(Link Checked 7.11)

New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA)

NYAGRA was founded to advocate for freedom of gender identity and expression for all. (Link Checked 7.11)

Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey

The Gender Rights Advocacy Association of New Jersey (GRAANJ) is the state's civil rights organization that works for full equality for gender nonconforming people, including those who identify as transgender and intersex. (Dead Link)

DC Trans Coalition (DCTC)

District of Columbia
Email Us
202-557-1951
2919 10th St NE WDC 20017
Mission: The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC) is a volunteer, grassroots community-based organization dedicated to fighting for human rights, dignity, and equal access for transsexual, transgender and gender-diverse people in the District of Columbia.
Founded: 2005
Type: Volunteer collective, no IRS status (Link Checked 7.11)

Transgender Health Empowerment

District of Columbia
mailto:bwatson@theincdc.org Email Us]
202-636-1646
1414 North Capitol Street NW Washington, D.C. 20002
Mission: The mission of T.H.E. Inc. is to enhance the quality of life of the diverse transgender populations we serve by advocating for and supporting a continuum of health and social services.
Founded: 1996
Type: Paid staff, volunteers, 501-c-3 organization
(Link Checked 7.11)

Trans Legal Advocates of Washington (TransLAW)

Transgender Legal Advocates of Washington was founded in 2012 by community legal advocates in Washington, DC to better serve the legal needs of transgender people in the Metro Washington, DC area, which includes the immediate areas of Maryland and Virginia.

We aim to meet these needs by serving trans clients in a clinic setting with our partnership with Whitman-Walker Health, by training legal services organizations, and training legal professionals.

TransGender Michigan

TransGender Michigan is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of transgender individuals in Michigan. Through education, support, and advocacy, TransGender Michigan strives to transform Michigan into a state where transgender individuals, and their significant others, friends, and families, can live free of hate, violence and discrimination.
(Link Checked 7.11)

TransOhio

Ohio
Email Us
614-657-4907
1160 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
Mission: TransOhio serves the Ohio transgender and ally communities by providing services, education, support and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety and life experience of the Ohio transgender individual and community.
Founded: 2005
Type: No paid staff, all volunteer board, board of directors, committees, fiscally-sponsored
(Link Checked 7.11)

FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression)

Wisconsin
Email Us
414-559-2123
PO Box 1272, Milwaukee, WI 53201
Mission: FORGE is a Milwaukee-based, progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies
Founded: 1994
Type: Independent, paid staff, 501c3 and/or 501c4
(Link Checked 7.11)

Illinois Gender Advocates

Illinois
Email Us
(630)-219-0526
Mission: The mission of ILGA is to advocate for gender variant people, including but not limited to transgendered people, by means of educating the general public and acting as an advocate for the rights of the gender variant in public and private forums.
Founded: ?
Type: Transgender organization with Board of Directors and at least three working committees open to membership
(Link Checked 7.11)

Transgender Education Advocates of Utah (TEA)

Visit our website at (currently under re-construction...please check back) Contact us at teaofutah@yahoo.com
(Link Checked 7.11)

Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project

K-STEP seeks to facilitate change through allowing people across Kansas to get to know transgender truths and transgender people as human beings.
(Link Checked 7.11)

FTM Alliance of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California and surrounding communities
Email Us
Mission: FTM Alliance of Los Angeles, Inc., is a community-based organization dedicated to empowering the female-to-male [FTM] transgendered community, and to increasing the visibility and acceptance of FTMs in Southern California. We provide resources, support, and leadership opportunities to people assigned female at birth or in childhood who no longer feel that label is complete or accurate, as well as our significant others, families, friends, and allies. Through education, advocacy, and activism, we are committed to creating a society where everyone is free to choose and express their own gender.
Founded: ?
Type: A 501(c)3 transgender community-based organization
(Link Checked 7.11)

The Transgender Law Center

California
Email us
Phone: 415-865-0176
Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 822 San Francisco, CA 94102
Mission: The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Every day we connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and work to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.
Founded: 2002
Type: Autonomous transgender organization with paid staff and board.
(Link Checked 7.11)

The Lou Sullivan Society of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
The Lou Sullivan Society exists to provide information, education, support, community building and advocacy for transgender, transsexual and genderqueer people assigned female at birth and their loved ones.

The Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA)

Email Us
(520) 624-1779 x120
430 E 7th Street Tucson, AZ 85705
Mission: The Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA) envisions a society where transgender and transsexual people are ensured of their basic rights and can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in the community.
Founded: 1999
Type: Program of Wingspan (LGBT organization) which is a 501c3, 1 full time staff for SAGA .
(Link Checked 7.11)

Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition

Tennessee Email Us
615-293-6199
P.O. Box 92335 Nashville, TN 37209-2335
Mission: The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC) is an organization designed to educate and advocate on behalf of transgender related legislation at the Federal, State and local levels. TTPC is dedicated to raising public awareness and building alliances with other organizations concerned with equal rights legislation.
Founded: 2003
Type: Board members, paid members, volunteers
(Link Checked 7.11)

[Alabama Gender Alliance]

Alabama
Mission: To be an online utopia, a real life social club, and a public advocacy group for the gender variant, transgender, transsexual, intersex, genderqueer, cross-dressing, and transvestite residents of Alabama, as well as the significant others, friends, family, and allies (SOFFAs) who love them.
Founded: 2005
Type: Independent, volunteer run, no IRS status

(Gender Identity in Florida Today) Orlando

Monthly group meetings on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tues. at the Orlando GLBTCC at 7PM. (Linck Checked 7.11)

Transgender FORGE, Inc.

Florida
Email Us
727-748-5678
Transgender Forge Inc. PO Box 4186 Seminole Fl 33775
Mission: To educate the public, business and Government officials and agencies on Transgender related issues. To promote gender identity, gender expression in all anti discrimination law
Founded: 2003
Type: Education, Independent, we have our own 501c3 and/or 501c4 (Link Checked 7.11)

LaGender, Inc.

Email Us
404-819-7864
1838 Dunlap Ave. Atlanta, Georgia 30344
Mission: To empower the Transgender community on issues such as HIV/AIDS, Access to healthcare, homelessness, intimate partner violence, spiritual counseling
Founded: 2001
Type: Volunteer-run organization

Translate Gender

Massachusetts and New York
Email Us
1528 Bedford Ave #2B, Brooklyn NY 11216
Mission: Translate Gender is a collective-based consensus-run nonprofit organization that works to generate community accountability for individuals to self-determine their own genders and gender expressions.
Founded: 2006
Type: volunteer-based consensus-run remotely-operating nonprofit collective
(Link Checked 7.11)

TIP Philadelphia, PA

The Trans-health Information Project (TIP) is a peer-led multi-service health education project serving trans and gender-variant people in the greater Philadelphia area. TIP provides group-level peer education and risk reduction as well as individual resource referral, risk-reduction counseling and case-level advocacy to reduce HIV transmission and other harms associated with transphobia, injection silicone and hormone use, disclosure of trans bodies or identity, and unprotected sex and sex-work. (Link Checked 7.11)

Transgender Detroit

Michigan
Email Us
248-514-2688
25630 Santina Lane Warren, Mi. 48089
Mission: Improving the lives of transgender citizens in the Detroit and Metro Detroit Areas by enlightening the general public with the real life issues surrounding transgender individuals. Breaking the barriers that deny the inner person the right to live their true lives as the gender they were gifted as a successful contributor to today's society; thus paving the way to abolishing the ubiquitous closet forever.
Type: Volunteer organization
(Link Checked 7.11)

Gender Education Center

Minnesota
Email Us
P.O. Box 1861 Maple Grove, MN 55311
Mission: The Gender Education Center is a Minnesota-based advocacy and education non-profit organization working toward understanding, acceptance and support for the GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) communities with an emphasis on differently gendered people. We work side by side with transgender people who are trying to live their lives. We advocate for change in work places, schools, government & law enforcement, and health care systems on issues of basic human rights with people who identify as differently gendered.
Founded: 1980’s, officially 1994
Type: Transgender Minnesotan-based non-profit organization
(Link Checked 7.11)

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