Thank you so much to everyone who gave to support us this #GivingTuesday! We may not have reached our $10,000 goal, but we did see so many people show up to support our work to keep providing shelter and financial assistance, and fighting for legislation that allows us to live truly and safely. We are so grateful to be in community with you all!...
There's still time to help continue to fund shelter, name changes, advocacy, and more for trans & gender diverse people for #GivingTuesday! No matter how small, every donation makes an impact in getting trans people what we need to survive and thrive: GenderJusticeLeague.org/Give...
Today is the day! We’re raising funds to continue providing direct cash assistance and shelter to trans people, and fighting for legislation that keeps our communities safe. Be part of the movement to ensure trans people have what we need to survive and thrive: GenderJusticeLeague.org/Give #GivingTuesday...
Insightful words from Washington State Senator Marko Liias on the power of a donation to advance gender justice. Consider making your commitment to trans & gender diverse lives for #GivingTuesday at GenderJusticeLeague.org/Give...
This #GivingTuesday, we’re raising $10,000 to continue providing direct cash assistance and shelter to trans people, and fighting for legislation that keeps our communities safe. Be part of the movement to ensure trans people have what we need to survive and thrive: GenderJusticeLeague.org/Give...
This #GivingTuesday, invest in trans power, strength, funding, and education by giving what you can to sustain the work towards a state where we can live truly, safely, and freely: GenderJusticeLeague.org/Give...
#GivingTuesday (Nov. 30th) is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during Giving Tuesday—whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts.
This Giving Tuesday, we’re raising $10,000 to continue providing direct cash assistance and shelter to trans people, and fighting for legislation that keeps our communities safe. Be part of the movement to ensure trans people have what we need to survive and thrive: GenderJusticeLeague.org/Give...
Our former Co-Executive Director, Tobi Hill-Meyer, is giving out trans positive porn on DVD to anyone who makes a donation ending in $0.69 to a trans organization! Please consider making a donation to Gender Justice League, @wablacktranstf, @lavenderrightsproject, @utopia_wa, @twocsolidaritynetwork, @translifeline, @translawcenter, @transjusticefp, or any other trans org, then upload a screenshot or receipt at tiny.cc/TOBIDVDS to get your free DVD!
To give to GJL:
OR visit GenderJusticeLeague.org/Give
@ignite_national welcomes trans and nonbinary people to become part of a team of youth advocates for the 2022 legislative session. Join their free event, Monday, December 6th, from 6:30 - 8 PM, to hear from and ask questions of elected officials and lobbyists that work in the #Washington State legislature, where several state representatives and other advocates will be discussing policies in the areas of education, housing, climate, pay equity, voting rights, and police accountability.
Each one of the 46 trans people we lost this year to violence—disproportionately Black and brown trans women and sex workers—had value. They were friends, loved ones, and community members. This year feels especially difficult, as we lost two Latina trans women here in Washington: Rikkey "Tru Starlet" Outomuro in Centralia, and Zoey Martinez in Maple Valley, both fatally shot.
This is the deadliest year on record for our community. As we mourn these valuable lives lost on #TransDayOfRemembrance, we also remember to celebrate the trans & gender diverse communities across Washington and beyond that tenaciously survive and fight for our collective liberation from the structures that seek to destroy us. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for being part of the movement to ensure trans survival, wellbeing, and livelihood.
We still have plenty of $$$ to give to trans youth on the Olympic Peninsula for housing-related expenses! We have funds to help pay your:
- Rent or mortgage payments (current or back-owed)
- Utility bills
- Moving expenses
- Legal help for eviction/foreclosure defense
- Anything else housing related!
*Grant funding limits eligibility to trans & gender diverse youth ages 13-24 who have ever experienced housing instability, and live in Mason, Thurston, Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, or Pacific county. We also reserve 75% of funds for trans & gender diverse BIPOC!
Make an appointment at GenderJusticeLeague.org/SafeHouse
206-659-1506 (call or text)
We're kicking off our #StaffHighlight series with our amazing Programs Manager: Mahkyra Gaines! Mahkyra has been on the GJL team for almost a year, leading our policy work AND the SafeHouse financial assistance and temporary shelter services. In case you missed it, Mahkyra gave an incredible interview with us in May that we highly recommend: tiny.cc/MAHKYRA.
One of our favorite quotes from Mahkyra's interview: "We can’t separate gender from conversations on oppression and pathways towards liberation. Gender justice to me is this interruption and redefining of contemporary performances of gender roles: it's equal pay, it's autonomy over bodily choices, it's health insurances covering gender affirming surgeries, and it's QTBIPOC regaining access to positions of power and leadership roles."
Thank you Mahkyra for your hard work, dedication, and brilliance!
"A Living Altar is a space to honor black trans people who were stolen and who are still here. It's where you can set intentions, express gratitude, meditate, reflect, and call on your ancestors for guidance.
This year we are also making space to talk about the role of media in remembering those we have lost and creating space for rituals to honor our people.
November 19, 2021 - 6-8pm
Flyer description: (A night sky with bright stars, in yellow text: A living Altar for Black Trans Lives Stolen + Still Here.
On the bottom is a white cloud, in blue text: Create an Altar as we say their names. Write, Reflect and Discuss the History of TDOR. We use media to Honor, Remember + Fight for Black Trans People)
This is an Online Space for Black Trans People access support or RSVP email us @firstname.lastname@example.org"
"Our Black Trans Task Force is continuing to research the needs of Black Trans and Gender Diverse Communities in WA State, and we need your help! This survey is open to our family, friends, and loved ones who identify as Black *and* Trans or Gender Diverse. The first 25 participants will receive a $50 gift card for their time.
Help us make this amazing project a success. To take the survey, visit https://bit.ly/bttfsurvey21 or check out the link in our bio. Shares are welcome and appreciated. Thank you friends!
#TransAwarenessWeek (Nov. 13 – Nov. 20) is a week when trans people and our allies take action to share trans stories, experiences, and wisdom, and advocate around the issues our community faces. The week ends with Trans Day of Remembrance (Nov. 20)—a day we remember and honor all the lives we have lost to violence in the past year.
What issues do trans people face?
Trans people face disproportionate amounts of structural and interpersonal discrimination and violence, including but not limited to issues around poverty, houselessness, incarceration and policing, healthcare access, employment discrimination, and sex work criminalization—all of which are further compounded for trans & gender diverse BIPOC, women, people with disabilities, and other oppressed groups.
Gender Justice League builds, grows, trains, and mobilizes trans & gender diverse people to address the systemic oppression we face. Our team assists community members in navigating complicated resources and systems; builds coalitions; drafts legislative positionality statements; coordinates community advocacy trainings; and engages in collective efforts to impact public and private decision makers in addressing the widespread disparities we face. For more on our advocacy work, visit GenderJusticeLeague.org/Advocacy
How can I help?
Become a monthly sustainer: even a few dollars every month helps us continue to fight for legislation that keeps our communities safe, and helps us provide direct cash assistance and shelter to trans people.
Set up a monthly donation at GenderJusticeLeague.org/Donate
OR send one-time donations via
Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive updates on our work, and ways you can plug in to help in non-monetary ways: GenderJusticeLeague.org/Updates
Plug into the work of other by-and-for trans organizations, especially ones that prioritize and uplift Black and brown trans women, such as @lavenderrightsproject, @utopia_wa, and @twocsolidaritynetwork