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About Us:
Gender Justice League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Washington State fighting for a world where all people can live their lives safely, true to themselves, and free from discrimination. Our IRS EIN Number is: 47-3399375. All donations are tax deductible as allowable under Federal Law.

Our Mission:
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 in the Pacific Northwest through our events, campaigns, and leadership trainings.

Our Values:
Intersectionality, racial justice, economic justice, accessibility, inclusion, and sex positivity. We see these values as the foundation of our collective liberation.  

Six people outside with a sign that says Black trans lives matter

Our work is still not done, at least not until we live in a world where everyone—across race, ability, class, gender, and sexual orientation—is free to live their lives free from discrimination, violence, and exclusion, and where BIPOC trans and nonbinary lives truly matter. That’s where you come in. Your donation, no matter how big or small, is what makes it possible for us to keep pushing the needle of justice forward.

Our Accomplishments in 2020: 
2020 was one of the most trying years in Gender Justice League’s history, as it has been for all of us. Through it all, we remained committed to our mission. Here are some of our key accomplishments: 

  • Passed the Nikki Kuhnhausen Act, a bill outlawing the use of the “trans panic” defense in criminal trials, working closely with Justice 4 Nikki, the Washington State Legislature, and other community leaders
  • Hosted Trans Pride Seattle+, an online performance and workshop extravaganza for transgender, Two Spirit, nonbinary, and gender diverse people throughout the Pacific Northwest, alongside our friends at TRACTION, WA Black Trans Task Force, and Heartspark Press
  • Co-hosted a second town hall for trans women and AMAB nonbinary people, bringing together community members in Thurston County to talk about real life issues and collectively organize for each other
  • In collaboration with the City of Olympia, passed a resolution protecting trans and nonbinary BIPOC and established a seat for our community in the city’s social justice work moving forward
  • Delivered food and toiletries to 60+ trans and nonbinary families in Thurston County during the first wave of COVID-19 (April to July 2020)
  • Served 37 clients through SafeHouse, a safety and mutual aid program that provides support to survivors of gender-based violence in King County (before it’s expansion across the Olympic Peninsula)
  • Provided more than $18,000 in mutual aid cash assistance to those in need of support
  • Helped to pass The Gender Affirming Treatment Act, a first in the country transition related health Insurance law that bans so-called “cosmetic” exclusions for medically necessary gender affirming procedures that are prescribed by a physician