Find alternatives to calling the Seattle Police Department.
Trans Reads is the world’s largest collection of free trans-focused literature. We offer a wide variety of books, essays, zines, chapters, articles, and more!
In a joint partnership with the University of Victoria’s Transgender Archives, we collected 21 oral history interviews with trans elders about their history of activism on behalf of trans people and communities in order to establish trans-specific and trans-positive primary source historical narratives that can be preserved for future generations.
A Virtual Convening for Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian, and Pacific Islander Kin Who Give a F#ck
Journalists play a critical role in shaping public opinion. Journalism on anti-trans violence should increase readers’ understanding of such violence, and in doing so, guide them toward the solutions to ending it. The purpose of this guide is to increase journalists’ comfort level and ability to tell trans stories by offering analyses, information, and further resources on trans communities and anti-trans violence.
The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based in Boston, Massachusetts at Northeastern University, the DTA is an international collaboration among dozens of colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, public libraries, and private collections. By digitally localizing a wide range of trans-related materials, the DTA expands access to trans history for academics and independent researchers alike in order to foster education and dialog concerning trans history.
The DTA uses the term transgender to refer to a broad and inclusive range of non-normative gender practices. We treat transgender as a practice rather than an identity category in order to bring together a trans-historical and trans-cultural collection of materials related to trans-ing gender. We collect materials from anywhere in the world with a focus on materials created before the year 2000.
Queer The Land is a collaborative project grounded in the self-determination of queer, trans, and two spirit Black/ indigenous/ people of color (QT2BIPOC) and the vision of collectively owning our land and labor. Founded in Summer 2016 by two local QT2BIPOC community-based organizations, Building Autonomy and Safety for Everybody and the Queer & Trans Pan-African Exchange, we’re working to establish a cooperative network anchored by a community center and transitional and semi-permanent housing that meets the needs of working-class QT2BIPOC in the greater Seattle area. Our mission is to create a movement-building space that can generate income and become a political hub for QTBIPOC and our community organizing.
Alphabet Alliance of Color (AAoC) is an organization by and for queer and trans Black, Indigenous and other people of color (QTBIPOC). We serve local QTBIPOC in a variety of ways — all grounded in mutual aid, transformative justice and community connection.
Quarterly Clothing Swap by and for the Trans/Nonbinary community in the Seattle area.
NWTSS’ Mission is to educate society regarding First Nation and Two-Spirit histories and traditions, to ensure community cohesion through the promotion of health, Two-Spirit visibility, and to provide training and outreach to the Native and non-Native communities of the Northwest.
Creating intentional community spaces by and for transmasculine folx in the Seattle area.
Spaces & events by-and-for local trans & nonbinary community.
Provides basic services to homeless and low-income Seattle-area residents by providing free clothing donated through Two Big Blondes Plus Size Consignment Store in addition to other support services.
TransCollective is a Registered Student Organization (RSO) at the University of Washington. TCUW aims to center Trans Joy and resilience through community building and events as well as to dismantle cis-normative ideals. We are committed to providing a space for BIPOC Trans folks and celebrating intersectional identities. TCUW holds weekly meetings every Tuesday at 6:30PM in More Hall room 230. Follow our Instagram @uwtranscollective to be up to date on our meetings and events!
A simple list of local resources for trans & nonbinary folks. Includes:
- Community Groups
- Community Events
- Support Groups
- Healthcare and Medical Providers
- Voice Therapy
- Changing Your Name or Gender Marker
- Trans Tattoo Artists
- Trans Salon Service Providers
- Trans Bodyworkers
- Trans Pet Care
- Trans Creators
- Other Trans Service Providers
This guide is designed to help transgender individuals understand their legal rights in Washington State.
“Trans Mentor Project is a national e-mentoring program that pairs trans and nonbinary (TGNB) youth and young adults with TGNB adult mentors. Its mission is to provide trans and nonbinary mentees with supportive, identity-affirming mentors who will empower them to meet their personal goals and thrive.”
“Since 2001, Gender Odyssey has been an annual event attracting hundreds of people from across North America and around the world. It is an international conference focused on the needs and interests of transgender and gender diverse children of all ages, their families and supporters, and the professionals who serve them.”
An annual celebration uplifting Seattle’s Black trans community.
“We seek to empower the BIPOC transgender, queer and gender diverse communities to take charge of the ways we own our joy, grief, healing, anger, celebration, pride, expression of culture and community. We create opportunities for our community to collectively and intimately take part in celebration of the complexities of BIPOC QT experiences and culture.”
“REST offers pathways to freedom, safety, and hope to individuals who have experienced the sex trade.” 24/7 hotline and drop in locations.
An all-inclusive LGBTQI (and Questioning) confidential meeting space for BIPOC only, in the greater Seattle area that have ever identified as Muslim.
Support group for LGBTQ+ people and their families learning to support LGBTQ+ people.
“We are a new, POC-led chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project based in Seattle, WA, USA. Our main focus at the moment is direct outreach to street-based sex workers via Green Light Project.
We also take on small consulting projects on a case-by-case basis.”
“Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA is a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of people involved in the sex trade and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy.”