Stand Up for Trans People

If you consider yourself a trans or queer ally, then now is the time to stand up and fight for our rights. Hundreds of anti-trans and anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced all over the country. Step Up for Trans Kids, is an organization that tracks these bills.

How can you help?

  1. Review the list of bills tracked by Step Up for Trans Kids and find bills being discussed in your state
  2. Call your representatives and demand they vote down those bills
  3. Go to your school board meetings and demand your school protects trans kids
  4. Find clinics near you that provide services to trans kids and either donate to them or ask how you can help them survive this anti-trans storm

Donate to Trans and LGBTQ+ Organizations

Here are just some of the organizations you can donate to or volunteer with to help transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people:

Homeless Black Trans Women Fund

This fund is to help the small community of Black Trans women living on the streets of Atlanta. The purpose is to end homeless for this community and help them find permanent housing.

The Okra Project

The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans people. They also provided mutual aid for COVID-19 and the Nina Pop and Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Funds for Trans people who need mental assistance.

Trans Women of Color Collective

This collective was created to provide economic opportunities and safe spaces for trans people of color and to engage in healing through restorative justice. They provide community funds, economic empowerment, and community building.

Brave Space Alliance

Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. They strive to empower, embolden, and educate the LGBTQ+ community through mutual aid, knowledge-sharing, and the creation of community-sourced resources. They provide COVID-19 support, food pantry support, coat drives, and telehealth programs.

Alma Chicago

From their website: “Founded in 1989, in the midst of the AIDS epidemic, ALMA is rooted in advocating for the fair treatment and equality of the Latinx LGBTQ+ community. As Latinx and LGBTQ+ people, we are not a monolith, but our histories, accomplishments, struggles, and humanity unities us all in the fight for an equitable and more just society.”

Masjid al-Rabia

From their website: Masjid al-Rabia is an Islamic community center in Chicago that centers spiritual care for marginalized (Black, LGBTQ+, Disabled, and currently incarcerated) Muslims with healing justice practices in mind.

Through outreach, education, and advocacy initiatives, we’ve created a faith-justice space that is safe and affirming for all Muslims.

Lighthouse Foundation of Chicagoland

From their website: Lighthouse Foundation of Chicagoland is a Black Queer-led, multiracial social justice organization that advances justice for Black LGBTQ+ people across Chicagoland through empowerment, education, and entertainment. We envision a Chicagoland in which Black LGBTQ+ people are safe, resourced, empowered, liberated, and flourishing.

Chicago House

From their website: Chicago House aims to play a critical role in eliminating new infections and getting to zero by 2030 and believes that housing is essential to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Annually, we annually serve more than 2,00 individuals and families across four program pillars: housing, health, employment services, and the TransLife Care program.


From their webiste: Affinity Community Services is a Black led, queer led organization on Chicago’s Southside dedicated to social justice in Black LGBTQ+ communities. For 25 years, we have centered Black queer women through community organizing, intergenerational programming, education, and healing justice. 

We work to end the marginalization of Black LGBTQ+ people globally by building brave activist  communities where all intersections of LGBTQ+ identity are fully embraced. Through activism, education, and transformative justice practices, we build avenues for collective action, LGBTQ+ justice, healing, and Black liberation.

Take Birmingham

An organization is Alabama focuses on issues such as discrimination in the workplace, housing advocacy, support for sex workers, providing trans-friendly services, and working to alleviate the many other barriers that trans women of color face that no one else was talking about. They have recently expanded their services to trans men of color.


A site dedicated to helping people understanding how sports and transgender intersect​

The Knights and Orchid Society

An organization that supports Black transgenders, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people throughout rural Alabama and across the south. They are pursuing the dream of justice and equality through group economics, education, leadership development, and organizing cultural work

Black Trans Travel Fund

A Black Trans led collective that provides Black transgender women with financial and material resources needed to remove barriers to self-determining and accessing safer travel options.

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

An organization that protects and defends the rights of Black transgender people. They organize, adovate, create an interntional community to heal, develop transformative leadership, and promote collective power amongst the Black transgender community.

GLITs Inc.

An organization that supports transgender sex workers through harm reduction, human rights principles, economic and social justice, and a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions within the community. Their focus is health care and crisis support for transgender sex workers.

Trans Justice Funding Project

A community led funding initiative to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people in the United states. Provides grants annually.

Black Trans Futures

An organization dedicated to creating a diverse and vibrant community through the support of LGBTQ+ art and artists across generations and disciplines.

Trans Resistance Network

From their website: “The Trans Resistance Network (TRN) was formed to ensure the survival of gender diverse people and families through strategic coordination of community defense, mutual-aid, and alternative systems of gender affirming care. We prioritize support for gender diverse children and families who are facing imminent danger, and gender diverse people who are Indigenous, Black and Brown. Trans rights are human rights!

Trans Radical Activist Network

From their website: “At Trans Radical Activist Network (TRAN), we are movement builders. Our sole purpose for existing is trans liberation. In order to achieve this aim, we take control of our narrative, advocate for policies that protect the rights of trans/non-binary/gender non-conforming people, facilitate mutual support, and educate ourselves in fostering healthy, sustainable communities. We fight all “isms’“of the world that are designed to restrict the rights of the marginalized groups. We transcend all boundaries. We are Trans Radical Activist Network!”

LGBTQ Victory Fund

From their website: “We provide campaign, fundraising and communications support to LGBTQ candidates to increase the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials – because representation is power. When LGBTQ elected leaders are in the room, they humanize our lives, impact policy and legislative debates and influence straight lawmaker colleagues to vote in favor of equality. LGBTQ elected officials are our best defense against anti-LGBTQ efforts at all levels of government, and are best positioned to advance equality for our community.”

Trans Justice Funding Project

From their website: “The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people in the United States, including U.S. territories.

We make grants annually by bringing together a panel of six trans justice activists from around the country to carefully review every application we receive. We center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions.

Every penny we raise goes to our grantees with no restrictions and no strings attached because we truly believe in trans leadership.”

Last updates 3/22/2023