About Gender Justice League

Gender Justice League (GJL) is a civil & human rights organization that focuses on elevating the rights of TwoSpirit, Trans, & Gender Diverse (2STGD) communities in Washington State & beyond through advocacy efforts, direct services, shared leadership development, and the creation of sacred Trans spaces like Trans Pride Seattle.

Founded in 2012 in Seattle, WA by a group of long-time trans, queer, and allied activists, GJL’s purpose was to increase the community’s capacity to address the cissexism, transphobia, transmisogyny, and homo/bi/queer-phobias that 2STGD people face. Recognizing that only 4% of employees in the major LGBTQ+ organizations were Trans, and that Trans people face nearly double the unemployment rate of cis people, GJL’s gender justice model seeks to empower 2STGD people to combat the structural oppression, discrimination, and violence that we face in our daily lives.

Social, economic, and racial justice is at the core of our work. Our analysis of gender justice focuses on issues that are often left on the sidelines of traditional LGBTQ+ activism, such as incarceration and the prison industrial complex, resisting gentrification, homelessness and housing accessibility, reproductive justice, labor rights, and unemployment.

Some of the original GJL founders (2012).

Anti-trans bills defeated

Trans-affirming policies passed

Direct Cash Assistance to Trans People

Trans Survivors Sheltered

Trans Pride Seattle Events

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Gender Justice League’s mission is to empower all people to eliminate discrimination and prejudice based on sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in Washington State and beyond, and to ensure that TwoSpirit, Trans, & Gender Diverse (2STGD) people can live our lives safely, true to ourselves, and free from discrimination.

Our Values

Racial Justice & Anti-Racim

disability justice & Accessibility

Economic Justice



Sex Positivity