POC-Centric Resources

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community

APIQWTC provides opportunities for Asian & Pacific Islander queer women and transgender people to socialize, network, build community, engage in inter-generational organizing, and increase community visibility.

APIQWTC is a fun, welcoming, multi-generational group of Asian & Pacific islander queer women and transgender people in the Bay Area, who are building community together. We are the legacy of queer A&PI activism, stemming from earlier-founded organizations going back to 1987. We are a wholly volunteer-based organization.

Link: http://apiqwtc.org/#

Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.

Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.

Link: http://alp.org/about

Black Trans Advocacy

Established in 2011, The National Black Trans Advocacy Coalition is the only social justice organization led by black trans people to collectively address the inequities faced in the black transgender human experience.

Our Mission help improve the black transgender human experience by overcoming violence and injustice in the world through the power, value and love of all people!

Link: https://blacktrans.org/

Brown Boi Project

The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender.

We work for Gender Justice, which means we are not satisfied with the traditional expectations of masculinity and femininity; they tend to box us in and make embodying femininity negative in our culture.

Link: https://www.brownboiproject.org/

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

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.

We seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.

Link: https://srlp.org/

Trans [email protected] Coalition

The [email protected] Coalition (TLC) was founded in 2009 by a group of Transgender and Gender nonconforming and Intersex (TGI) immigrant women in Los Angeles, California, as a grassroots response to address the specific needs of TGI [email protected] immigrants who live in the United States.

The mission of The [email protected] Coalition (TLC) is to advocate for the specific needs of the Trans [email protected] community that resides in the U.S.A. and to plan strategies that improve our quality of life.

Link: https://www.translatinacoalition.org/

Trans People of Color Project

Trans People of Color Coalition is a non-profit organization founded by attorney, professor and activist Kylar Broadus. TPOCC is the only national social justice organization that promotes the interest of Trans People of Color.

Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) exists to advance justice for all Trans People of Color. We amplify our stories, support our leadership, and challenge issues of racism, transphobia, and transmisogyny.

Link: https://transpocc.org/?fbclid=IwAR27gvRB593Llf76_4ojeimcoVBOToFz-0gWACqB814JYdPLQuat64YW5sY

Trans Women of Color Collective

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.

Our efforts centers those in our community who have not had access to resources, opportunities and sustainable systems of support to live unapologetically in their truths; Trans and gender non-conforming people of color, in particularly Black trans women and femmes, poor, indigenous, disabled, our seniors and youth who are disproportionately impacted by structural and state sanctioned violence that impacts our socio-economic growth and development and is inextricably linked to physical violence and discrimination we face daily.

Link: https://www.twocc.us/