Pride is meant to be intersectional. There would be no Pride celebrations without the Black trans and queer leaders who led the movement.
This year, we’re sharing many Black LGBTQ+ organizations to support, whether it’s through donations, volunteering, or simply sharing with others. We’ve also included resources that include any organizations we may have missed!
Trans Justice Funding Project
About (from website): The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people.
LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund
About (from website): LGBTQ Freedom Fund posts bail to secure the safety and liberty of individuals in U.S. jails and immigration facilities.
About (from website): INCITE! is a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities.
Snap 4 Freedom (Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative)
About (from social): SNaP Co. is a Black, Trans-led, Atlanta-based coalition working to build a Black, Queer, Trans, Feminist movement toward practical abolition.
Black Queer & Intersectional Collective
About (from website): Black Queer & Intersectional Collective is a grassroots community organization that works towards the liberation of Black queer, trans, and intersex people from all walks of life through direct action, community organizing, education on our issues, and creating spaces to uplift our voices.
For the Gworls
About (from social): For the Gworls raises money to pay for a Black trans person’s rent or gender affirming surgery.
House of GG
About (from website): Founded and led by Trans and gender nonconforming people and our allies, we create safe and transformative spaces where members of our community can heal—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—from the trauma arising from generations of transphobia, racism, sexism, poverty, ableism and violence, and nurture them into tomorrow’s leaders. We currently primarily focus on supporting and nurturing the leadership of Transgender women of color living in the U.S. South.
The Okra Project
About (from website): The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
About (from website): National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).
Trans Women of Color Collective
About (from website): Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC) was created to cultivate economic opportunities and affirming spaces for trans people of color and our families, to foster kinship, build community engage in healing and restorative justice through arts, culture, media, advocacy and activism.
Black Trans Travel Fund
About (from website): The Black Trans Travel Fund is a grassroots, mutual aid based organization developed for the purpose of providing Black transgender women with the financial resources necessary for them to be able to self-determine and access their safest travel options.
Black Trans Femmes in the Arts
About (from social): Black Trans Femmes in the Arts (BTFA) is a collective of Black trans women and non-binary femmes who are dedicated to creating space for Black trans femmes in the arts. Our collective includes artists from all sectors of the arts, art educators, art administrators, art activists, and art curators.
About (from social): FEMMEPREMACY exists as an advocate for the visibility of Black and POC femmes in all our splendor. Sweat us as we serve looks, body and overall fly.
About (from website): Founded by three black trans women in 2017 as Compton’s Transgender Cultural District, The Transgender District is the first legally recognized transgender district in the world. Originally named after the first documented uprising of transgender and queer people in United States history, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots of 1966, the district encompasses 6 blocks in the southeastern Tenderloin and crosses over Market Street to include two blocks of 6th street.
The Audre Lorde Project
About (from website): The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area.
Marsha P. Johnson Institute
About (from website): The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.
National Black Justice Coalition
About (from website): The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma.
Kween Culture Initiative
About (from website): Kween Culture Initiative’s mission is to promote the social and cultural empowerment of transgender women of color. We aim to empower and celebrate the richness of Black and Brown transgender women by fostering community; articulating and building joyful futures for transgender women of color.
Other helpful lists:
Ways You Can Support the Black LGBTQ+ Community – The Cut: https://www.thecut.com/2020/06/ways-you-can-support-the-black-lgbtq-community.html
17 Black-Led LGBTQ+ Services and Groups You Can Support Right Now – Marie Claire: https://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a32827051/black-lgbtq-organizations-groups/
14 Black-Led LGBTQ+ Organizations to Donate to Right Now – In the Know: https://www.intheknow.com/2020/06/10/black-lgbtq-organizations-donate/
Black-led LGBTQ+ organizations and mental health resources – @hellotocake: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_0RBfp_YK/
Black trans lives matter. Here are some places you can donate to – @fake.and.basic: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBEwm80DXBa/