HRC is the largest LGBT+ advocacy group in the US, with 40 years of experience lobbying and advocating for same sex marriage, anti-discrimination, hate crime legislation, HIV/AIDS advocacy and more.
HRC Seattle focuses their efforts on issues directly affecting the greater Washington state area. There are local offices for HRC in almost every major city. HRC Seattle has been instrumental in organizing and supporting Seattle TDoR for both 2019 and 2020.
We would like to offer a special thank you to Neil Smith, who serves on the national board of governors and is the local steering committee chairman, who was instrumental in assisting us with planning, funding, and support.
GJL is a Seattle based gender and sexuality civil and human rights organization serving Washington State. Founded in 2012, GJL was started by a group of trans, queer, and allied activists who continue to work to decrease cissexism, transphobia, transmisogyny and homo, bi, and queer phobias on a community level. GJL utilizes a Gender Justice model that seeks to empower trans people and combat oppression.
The security for TDoR 2020 will be provided by GJL’s Stronghold, a community based program which offers self defense and organizational training.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Elayne Wylie, the Gender Justice League’s first Board Chair and currently serving as the Co-Executive Director at GJL, for her incredible support both in planning our now cancelled in-person event and the continued support of Gender Justice League as we move to a remote event.
Through education, advocacy, and celebration, Rainbow Center expands resources and safe space for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer, (LGBTQ) community. We are working to build a community of skilled advocates and allies through our education program. We are advocating for policy and legislation meant to materially improve the well-being of every LGBTQ individual. We celebrate the entire LGBTQ community and we envision a world where every LGBTQ individual can thrive – affirmed and celebrated.
The Sisters are a non-profit group of Queer nuns who uplift their community through selfless service, expiating stigmatic guilt, and promulgating joy!
Ingersoll Gender Center, located in Seattle and founded in 1977, is one of the oldest organizations by and for transgender and gender nonconforming communities in the U.S. Ingersoll Gender Center has been building community, connecting folks to resources and advocating for our communities in the Puget Sound region for over four decades. Ingersoll offers medical resources and trans-peer support, and are currently offering remote services.
United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance, also known as UTOPIA, has served as a queer-and-trans people-of-color led grassroots organization focused on the struggles and triumphs of Queer and Trans Pacific Islanders (QTPI – “Q-T-pie”). This community faces specific hardships in securing employment due to race and gender discrimination. U.T.O.P.I.A offers community engagement, sex worker empowerment, and resources for low income and at-risk individuals.
This Washington State based nonprofit is led by Trans people of color working to advance the lives of Trans Women, Femmes, Two-Spirit, and People of Color through grassroots community organization.
The Washington Gender Alliance is an all-volunteer, community-oriented support and educational organization. They are dedicated to helping people deal with the issues of gender identity and/or expression. As a not-for-profit, their primary goal is to serve individuals and communities throughout the State of Washington. Support groups are currently being offered both remotely and in person.
LRP was founded in 2016 by Queer and Trans attorneys with the goal of providing low-cost civil legal services and community programming with a focus on social justice for trans and queer low-income people and other marginalized communities. LRP is committed to providing comprehensive support for people at the intersections of LGBTQI+ identity with special focus on incarceration and the legal system.
Trans Community Action, or Traction, aims to empower and uplift transgender and nonbinary people and create visibility through social engagement, outreach and community service. Through collaboration with existing groups whose programs are serving marginalized and underserved populations within the Pacific Northwest, TRACTION will provide support in the form of volunteer power, funds and publicity.
The Gender Alliance of the South Sound is a non-profit group dedicated to assisting the transgender community within the South Puget Sound area of Washington state. G.A.S.S. is open to all individuals who wish to learn more about their own unique inner selves, and to meet and mingle with others who are likewise on this voyage of discovery. Support groups are currently being held in person in the Tacoma area.
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. SRLP works to provide low cost legal council and other resources, and are currently working remotely.
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots peer staffed hotline offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis. Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014 in response to the epidemic of suicide in the trans community. Trans Lifeline’s services have grown to match the growing need both to offer and provide support. Trans Lifeline can be reached 24/7 at 877-565-8860
NCTE was founded in 2003 by transgender activists who recognized the urgent need for policy change to advance transgender equality. With a committed board of directors and a donated office space, NCTE works to provide powerful transgender advocacy in Washington, DC. NCTE is a team of hard-working staff members supported by a nationwide community of transgender people, allies, and advocates with an extensive record of winning life-saving change for transgender people, and works in conjunction with many other nonprofits.