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39 Trans Rights Organizations Worldwide That You Can Support In Memory of Leelah Alcorn

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Discussions across the Internet, including Twitter, Tumblr, Metafilter, Autostraddle, and others have included links to trans rights organizations worldwide that people can donate to in Leelah's memory.

Here are some of the many, many organizations out there that are doing critical and amazing work for trans people worldwide.

This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you have any other suggestions, please feel free to share!

4. PBKS Center, Chow Kit (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

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The PBKS Center, which provides housing and social services to trans people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and sex workers in Malaysia recently lost critical funding from the Malaysian Government, which has historically been hostile towards these communities. A couple of their programme managers are key activists with Justice For Sisters, which have advocated for the rights of transwomen in Malaysia, including raising funds for legal support for transwomen arrested for charges of 'crossdressing' and fighting for - and winning! - a ruling by a State court declaring anti-crossdressing laws to be unconstitutional.

5. Trans* care at Mazzoni Center (Pennsylvania, U.S.)

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The Mazzoni Center's Trans* Care Clinic provides all manner of health services and education geared towards the trans community (many of them for free), from pediatric and adolescent health services to hormone and laser therapy, as well as counselling and legal services. They are also host to the annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, a free three-day program of workshops, presentations, and activities focused on the health needs of trans people.

6. Transgender Network Switzerland

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Transgender Network Switzerland, part of Transgender Europe, advocates for the rights and proper representation of trans people in Switzerland as well as providing resources and support to the local trans community, including networking opportunities. You can participate as a member, a donor, or a volunteer.

7. TransTech Social Enterprise (Illinois, U.S.)

TransTech Social Enterprise / Via Facebook: TransTechSocialEnterprises

TransTech provides apprenticeship programs for trans people in graphic design and web development. Besides technical knowledge, apprentices are also educated and empowered in leadership, harm reduction, social justice, financial aid for further education, professional development, financial education, and many other skills aimed at self-sustainability. Their creative media services are pay-what-you-can for individuals, artists, and small non-profits, and they provide hourly and package quotes upon request.

20. Trans Media Watch (U.K.)

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Trans Media Watch proactively works with media organizations to ensure fair and accurate representation of trans and intersex people in the U.K., including media training for trans groups as well as style guides for media organizations. Media organizations and the general public can sign up as supporters or members, and you can take part in their media perceptions survey.

21. TGI Justice Project (TGIJP) (Bay Area, U.S.)


TGIJP fights for justice for incarcerated trans people through answering prisoner letters with resources and research on their rights in prison. You can volunteer to help answer these letters or donate and volunteer in other ways; they're especially looking for bilingual letter-writers.

23. Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) (New York, U.S.)

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SRLP provides legal services and training on trans-related legal matters, as well as active policy advocacy on issues such as solitary confinement and healthcare. There are many ways to get involved with SRLP, including donations, volunteering, and being part of the Prisoner Advisory Committee.

29. Trans Women of Color Collective (U.S.)

Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York / Via Facebook: Trans-Women-of-Color-Collective-of-Greater-New-York

A network of collectives across New York, Ohio, Louisiana, and Washington D.C., TWOCC has been working endlessly on providing pathways for leadership and advocacy especially for young people, including the #BlackTransRevolution Summit in October. They are currently fundraising to provide more opportunities and services to trans youth.

30. Agender N.Z. (New Zealand)

Agender http://N.Z. / Via

Agender N.Z. support trans people and their families across New Zealand through one-on-one support, conferences, quarterly newsletters, and social media groups for regional areas.

31. Chicago House (U.S.)

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Amongst its various services to marginalized communities in the area, Chicago House has a dedicated TransLife Center that provides housing, legal, and employment support to the Chicago trans community. You can support by donating or volunteering.

32. The Gender Centre Inc. (New South Wales, Australia)

Gender Centre Inc. / Via Facebook: GenderCentre

The Gender Centre Inc., partially funded by the N.S.W. State Government, provides a wide variety of resources to the Sydney trans community, including regular events and workshops, toolkits and factsheets, counseling services, and a quarterly magazine. If you would like to donate to them, call them at +61 (0)2 9569 2366 or send them an email.

36. Gender Matters (West Midlands, U.K.)

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Gender Matters hosts a wide variety of social activities, events, and services for the trans community in West Midlands and beyond - including creative projects and police surgeries, where members can discuss issues that matter to them with the local police in a safe space. Some of there recent projects include an exhibition of the journeys of trans people in the West Midlands and an in-house fitness program.

37. Trangender Foundation of America (Texas, U.S.)

TFA--Houston / Via Facebook: tghelp

The TFA Center in Houston is home to the Transgender Archive, hosting all kinds of archival material of international transgender history - from magazines dating back to the 1700s to artifacts going as far back as the Roman Empire. The Houston Center also hosts various spaces and services for the Houston trans community.

Do you know of any others? Please share them with us!

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