Elevating human rights for trans & gender diverse people

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


Gender Justice League is a Washington State gender and sexuality civil and human rights organization based in Seattle, Washington.

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

Gender Justice League 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

SafeHouse & Financial Assistance

Two advocates at a rally


Elayne Wylie in a meeting

trainings, consultations, & speeches

Two award winners at the 2019 Gender Justice Awards


Promotional graphic for Decolonizing Gender event co-hosted by GJL



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.

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If your organization or group would like to be considered to table at Trans Pride Seattle this year, please fill out our form at tiny.cc/TPSTABLE 🏳️‍⚧️

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Trans Pride Seattle
Interested in tabling?
Tabling space is limited! We prioritize trans-led organizations, followed by LGBTQ+ & POC specific organizations, trans-owned small businesses, and services that are utilized by trans & gender diverse people in the Puget Sound Area.
Fill out form: tiny.ccTPSTABLE

#Transpride #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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We are currently seeking performers for Trans Pride Seattle! Whether you're a DJ, singer, dancer, poet, comedian, or something that defies categorization—if you are interested in performing at TPS, please fill out the form at tinyurl.com/PerformTPS by 6/3 🏳️‍⚧️

#transpride #seattle #olympia #transrightsarehumanrights #transgender

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RSVP at tiny.cc/TPSGJLFB for this year's #TransPride Seattle! We can't wait to see you 🏳️‍⚧️

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Gender Justice League presents TRANS PRIDE SEATTLE. Friday, June 24, 2022. 5:45 PM march at Broadway & E. Roy Street, 6 PM festival at Broadway & E. Denny Way.

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Tomorrow, @townhall_seattle presents @Danicasample—the nation’s first openly trans person elected to U.S. state legislature—sharing inspiration to transform and own our personal narratives, in conversation with Samantha Allen! Register at https://bit.ly/384Xa9v

#transgender #trans #transgenderrights #transrights #transpride #transrightsarehumanrights

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Starting tomorrow night, we’re holding open virtual meetings every Thursday evening (5-7 PM PST) to plan Trans Pride Seattle—and you’re invited! We will meet every Thursday from 4/28 - 6/23 to plan for accessibility, talent, and more.

To receive the link to join, please send us your email via the form at tiny.cc/GJLTPS22

Looking forward to organizing together!

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After 10 years in various roles across GJL, Elayne has announced her departure as Executive Director. Read her goodbye letter at tiny.cc/EKWDPRT.

Visit genderjusticeleague.org/careers for more information on our search for our next ED, and apply before the April 29th deadline!

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Help us make this years Trans Pride Seattle a success by joining our planning committee! Help plan for accessibility, talent, and more. To honor participants' time and contributions, we are providing a small stipend. To join us, email Sarah Abshire at Sarah@GenderJusticeLeague.org with your first & last name and email address.

See you soon!

#TransPride #TransIsBeautiful #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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BIG NEWS: Trans Pride Seattle is coming back in-person this summer! After a difficult few years without in-person community spaces, we are so excited to see your (masked) faces again. We are planning for a scaled-down, but mighty Trans Pride celebration on Friday, June 24th, 2022.

If you’d like to help plan Trans Pride: we are currently welcoming folks onto our planning committee to help plan for accessibility, talent, and more. To honor participants' time and contributions, we are providing a small stipend. To join us, email Sarah Abshire at Sarah@GenderJusticeLeague.org with your first & last name and email address.

See you soon!

#TransPride #TransIsBeautiful #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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Today on #TransDayOfVisibility, we're reflecting on the double-edged sword of visibility. Although it can be important and powerful in some ways, visibility can also lead to hostility and violence—especially for trans BIPOC, trans people with disabilities, and other marginalized intersections of our community. More than visibility, we need a change in the material conditions that perpetuate transphobia & transmisogyny, racism & anti-Blackness, ableism, and other systems of oppression!

Photo by Andi Deroux at Trans Pride Seattle 2018


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Happening virtually, tomorrow night from 9-10 pm!

Repost from @utopia_wa:

"In celebration of Trans Day of Visibility our Tugu after dark for the month of March will feature the members of our Tautua Trans leadership cohort. We will have real and raw conversations around Transness and the intersectionality's we collectively hold not only as Trans people, but as indigenous people of the pacific that have cultural identities such as Vakasalewalewa, Fa'afafine, Mahu, Leiti and much more. We will dive deep into the many social constructs designed by the western-colonized world that serve as barriers for trans women of color specifically. One of those barriers are the unrealistic beauty standards that Trans women particularly have to live up to. Dating cis men, defining the womenhood of a Trans Binary woman and much more. Grab your popcorn and get your mug ready because we have some good tea to serve!"

#TransDayOfVisibility #TDOV #TDOV2022

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Join in tomorrow virtually or in-person in Seattle or Tacoma! #transdayofvisibility

Repost from @pugetsounddiversityalliance:

"Join us online, in Tacoma, or West Seattle on Thursday March 31st from 6-8pm to celebrate Trans Day of Visibility!
Come spend time with community and celebrate each other.
We will be celebrating in 3 locations this year; online, in Tacoma at the Rainbow Center, and in West Seattle at Youngstown Coffee co at the community space.
Thanks to @rainbowcntr
We will be providing refreshments and snacks.
If you'd like to join us, all events can be found in our Linktree.
DAPS in-person COVID guidelines:

-KN95 or N95 masks required

-Booster, same day neg test results, or Omicron within the last 3 to 6 months required.

-Contact tracing
#DiversityAllianceOfThePugetSound #TDOV #RainbowCenter #YoungstownCoffeeCo @youngstowncoffeeseattle @rainbowcntr "

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Help @blackandpinkseatac get their list down to 0! Find a penpal using the link in their bio.

"Get a pen pal by going to the link tree in our bio and clicking “find a WA pen pal”

We have got a lot of people inside needing people to talk to. Tell your friends, and sign up for a pen pal.

Help us get this list down to 0!!

Image description: on the left, a branch filled with cherry blossoms. To the right, the words “we currently have 50 queer / trans incarcerated people needing pen pals. Sign up today. Build queer community rooted in care” over an indistinct Pink and blue background.

NOTE: folks outside of the US, we have had trouble in the past getting people outside the country set up, as the mailing becomes really complicated. If you are outside the US and interested in supporting, dm us."

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"ATTENTION KING COUNTY RENTERS! If you’re behind on your rent and haven’t already pre-registered for rental assistance through the county’s EPRAP program, you now have until March 1st! Assistance is not guaranteed, but pre-registering gives you a chance to be chosen randomly from a pool of tenants."

For more info:

Re-shared from @solid_ground_wa

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