Gender Justice League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit fighting for a world where all people can live our lives safely, true to ourselves, and free from discrimination. Our IRS EIN Number is: 47-3399375. All donations are tax deductible as allowable under Federal Law.
Our work uplifts transgender, nonbinary, Two Spirit, and gender diverse people through education, advocacy, mutual aid, and grassroots community building. GJL has played a critical role in reshaping what gender justice looks like nationally through our events, campaigns, and leadership development.
Intersectionality, racial justice, economic justice, accessibility, inclusion, and sex positivity. We see these values as the foundation of our collective liberation.
Our Accomplishments in 2022:
- Gave over $32,000 in cash assistance to trans & gender diverse survivors, with over 75% going to trans & gender diverse BIPOC, through our SafeHouse program.
- Sheltered 107 trans & gender diverse people through SafeHouse, with priority given to trans & gender diverse BIPOC. Notably, over 80% of our SafeHouse clients this year were trans people with disabilities; we are deeply honored to be a beacon of support for local Disabled trans and gender diverse communities.
- Supported 10 incarcerated trans & gender diverse people across WA access basic needs supplies and support navigating legal systems, re-entry, and transitioning while incarcerated.
- Supported the relocation of 5 trans & gender diverse people fleeing anti-trans laws in their home state, helping them access reproductive and gender-affirming care.
- Hosted our first in-person Trans Pride Seattle since 2019 (pre-COVID) in a new location at Volunteer Park. Although it was a huge lift for our team amidst a leadership transition, shifting organizer capacity, and a last-minute location change, celebrating Trans Pride with 10,000+ attendees made it all worthwhile.
- Co-organized hybrid Trans Day of Remembrance events in Seattle & Tacoma alongside DAPS and other community partners, providing space to grieve and be together immediately following the tragedy in Colorado Springs.
- Collaborated with reproductive justice organizers to support trans people from out-of-state access reproductive and gender-affirming healthcare in a newly post-Roe world.
- Advocated for city funding to support survivors in the City of Seattle budget for culturally-specific service providers serving marginalized gender-based violence survivors, ultimately securing over $1 million from City of Seattle and King County in funding across all GBV organizations.
- Endorsed the Trans Bill of Rights, a first-of-it’s-kind bill stating protections for trans and nonbinary people, introduced by Rep. Jayapal and others.
- Supported the Respect For Marriage Act in legislative briefings.
- Attended the WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) conference, building upon our existing skills and coalitions to continue to support survivors.