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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!

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

Mazzoni Center / Via aidsunited.org

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

Transgender Network Switzerland / Via transgender-network.ch

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.

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

SRLP / Via srlp.org

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.

30. Agender N.Z. (New Zealand)

Agender http://N.Z. / Via agender.org.nz

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.)

ingrid bonne photography | Chicago House / Via chicagophoenix.com

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.

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