– last updated on 3/18/2022 –
Community Building Resources
In the South
CENTER FOR ARTISTIC REVOLUTION: Little Rock-based group by and for trans and queer youth.
GULF COAST TRANSGENDER ALLIANCE: Pensacola, FL support.
INTRANSITIVE: Arkansas-based organization working for trans justice.
KENTUCKY HEALTH JUSTICE NETWORK: Advocacy and support, financial assistance for gender affirming care, connecting folks with online and community resources, as well as advice and assistance navigating insurance for trans people living in Kentucky.
NO JUSTICE NO PRIDE: Washington DC group particularly reaching out to support sex workers during this time.
SUNSERVE: Counseling services in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.
Anywhere and Everywhere
BIG DOOR BRIGADE: Learn about mutual aid – how our community can be the solution when our government and many organizations are failing us.
COVID-19 MUTUAL AID FUND FOR LGBTQI+ BIPOC FOLKS: In March a small collective raised emergency funds for queer POC folks. They are not accepting applications at this moment, but the notes from their work are powerful and insightful.
FAMILIA: national resistance network led by some of our Latinx trans women and gender nonconforming friends.
GAY SHAME SAN FRANCISCO
IT’S GOING DOWN: Has a list of mutual aid projects, broken down by states, in the South and beyond.
THE OKRA PROJECT: “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.” The Project plans to open applications to offer $80 to TPOC affected by the COVID crisis again soon.
OTHERWISE CHRISTIAN: Trans faith resource.
OUTWORDS: Archive of interviews with TLGB elders: a little hope during dark times.
Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ): Longtime anti-white supremacist movement helping to build a multi-racial movement toward a racially-just society. Networks across the US.
TRANS LIFELINE: Phone hotline (24/7) for T/GNC people who need someone to talk to, right now.
TRANSGENDER MAP: Resources regarding transitioning.
TRANS JUSTICE FUNDING PROJECT has a list of its grantees (such as House of GG), many of which are helping people during the COVID crisis – specifically trans/GNC organizations.
THE HAF PROJECT: New York City gurls: get cabs to COVID testing (and care packages) here. Mutual aid project launched by Mizz June.
GAY SHAME SAN FRANCISCO: political action group with the Bay Area COVID-19 “cash not conservatorship” for homeless San Franciscans campaign, and links to other resources.
IF YOU ARE PART OF A COLLECTIVE, GROUP, OR ORGANIZATION CONNECTING OUR TRANS/GNC FAMILY IN THE SOUTH TO COVID-19 RESOURCES, LET US KNOW HERE.
SHORT LIST OF VIDEO WORKSHOPS FROM ALLIES
- MOVEMENT ELDERS, a conversation between Miss Major and Jewish Voice for Peace New York member/leader Una Osato
- WHAT IS MUTUAL AID? by the Big Door Brigade
- RISING MAJORITY TEACH-IN, with Angela Davis and Naomi Klein
- COVID-19 DECARCERATION AND ABOLITION, with Ruth Wilson Gilmore and Naomi Murakawa
- GAINING POWER DURING A PANDEMIC, with Morgan Bassichis and Laura Whitehorn