Movement Building

We are working to create a radical expansion of political organizing on gender identity, gender expression and bodily diversity issues at the local, national, regional and international levels so that activists participate in all decision-making processes affecting their communities.

We have also contributed decisively to the production and circulation of reliable data and critical analysis on funding dynamics affecting trans* and intersex activism, which has increased activists’ and donors’ understanding of funding dynamics. In addition to presenting the findings of our 2013 “Trans & Intersex Organizing” report (produced in partnership with American Jewish World Service (AJWS)) at donor and activist convenings, we partnered with Astraea Foundation, AJWS, and Strength in Numbers Consulting in 2016 to collect updated data on the funding and leadership structures of trans* and intersex organizations. Results from the new report will be released in 2017.

Most notably, our research and reporting contributed significantly to the launch of the International Trans Fund (ITF), which is a trans-led fund focused on creating sustainable resources for trans-led movements and eliminating funding gaps for trans* groups. Our former Co-Director and co-founder, Justus Eisfeld (and later Co-Director, co-founder Mauro Cabral and Co-Director Masen Davis) helped organize activists and donors to build support for the development of the ITF.

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