About GATE

GATE’s mission is to work internationally on gender identity, gender expression, and bodily issues by defending human rights, making available critical knowledge, and supporting political organizing worldwide. GATE envisions a world free of human rights violations based on gender identity, gender expression and bodily diversity, and transformed by the critical inclusion of those historically marginalized on those grounds. We will contribute to building powerful, expert and well-resourced political movements, able to have meaningful participation in global processes and to transform the landscape of socioeconomic justice worldwide.

Our values

We…

  • Respect and celebrate all forms of gender identity, gender expression and bodily diversity.
  • Promote and defend human rights, struggling to expand their scope to include gender identity, gender expression, and bodily diversity issues.
  • Work to dismantle stigma, discrimination and violence based on gender identity, gender expression, and bodily diversity.
  • Promote and defend activists’ rights, expertise and wellbeing.
  • Believe in the power of political movements to build socio-economic justice and expand opportunities and horizons.
  • Advocate dismantling psycho-medical and legal obstacles to autonomy and self-determination.

Our areas of work

Depathologization: We are coordinating an international initiative focused on the ICD-11 revision and reform, supporting processes of legal depathologization and advocating for the identification of pathologization as a ground for human rights violations. Learn More

United Nations: We are working for the introduction of gender identity, gender expression and bodily diversity issues in the international human rights framework, and supporting trans, gender diverse and intersex activism at the UN. Learn More

HIV: We are contributing to expand trans participation in the international HIV response, in particular, in decision making-processes. We are advocating for that response to be inclusive of the needs of neglected communities, including trans men who have sex with men and intersex people. Learn More

Movement Building: We are advocating for trans, gender diverse and intersex access to available funding and for the creation of new funding sources. Learn More

Our Staff

Mauro Cabral, Executive Director
Erika Castellanos, Director of Programs
Morgan Carpenter, ICD Program Officer
Karen Bennett, Assistant, Communications
Naomhán O´Connor, Communications Officer
Cori Zaccagnino, Director of Finance and Operations

Our Board of Directors

Tamara Adrian, Chair, Venezuela
Abhina Aher, India
Paisley Currah, Treasurer, New York
Masen Davis, Colorado
Eszter Kismodi, Switzerland
Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, South Africa
Dave Scamell, Co-chair, New York

Annual Reports

2016 Annual Report

IRS Documents

2015 Form 990
2016 Form 990

Our Supporters

Open Society Foundation

Arcus Foundation