Elevating human rights for trans & gender diverse people

Creating states where all people can live their lives safely, true to themselves, and free from discrimination.
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About Us


Gender Justice League (GJL) is a civil and human rights organization that focuses on elevating the rights of trans & gender diverse communities in Washington State and beyond. 

GJL was founded in Seattle, WA in 2012 by a group of long-time trans, queer, and allied activists who were looking to increase the community’s capacity to address cissexism, transphobia, and transmisogyny; and the homo, bi, and queer -phobias that trans and gender diverse people face.

GJL has focused on elevating civil and human rights for trans and gender diverse people by creating community through advocacy efforts and shared leadership development. Recognizing that only 4% of employees in the major LGBTQ+ organizations are trans, and that trans people face nearly double the unemployment rate of cis people, GJL’s gender justice model seeks to empower trans people to combat the structural oppression, discrimination, and violence that we face in our daily lives.

What We Do

A crowd at the annual Trans Pride march

Trans Pride Seattle

Image of a house with the trans flag colors and GJL icon

Community Security Program (formerly SafeHouse)

Two advocates at a rally



Gender Justice League works through education, advocacy, mutual aid, and grassroots community building to shift both culture and policies about gender and sexuality. Every dollar amplifies the work of our dedicated staff and volunteers.