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A Note From My Mother

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TJPF director, Gabriel Foster with his mother and TJFP donor, Consuela Foster

As the director of the Trans Justice Funding Project please bare with me as I take a moment to get a little personal.

Yesterday I received this message from my mother, one of the biggest supporters I have ever had.

She wrote, “Count me in. I will donate today. I look forward to being able to help the trans communities throughout this country find the services & opportunities so desperately needed in their lives daily to have a safe & fair living environment. May TJFP be in our lives for a long, long time.”

I’m sharing this with you because I think this is an extraordinary example of what trans justice looks like. Sometimes trans justice means marching in the streets, getting our people organized and fighting for big wins. And sometimes trans justice is being and ally that wants to make sure trans communities have what they need to survive.

TJFP excepts donations all year round but as we are approaching the end of our April Fundraising Campaign, please consider helping us make our $15,000 goal by THIS THURSDAY.

Every little bit goes a long way!

#transjusticegiving #coinsforourcommunity

 

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LAST WEEK TO DONATE!

TJFP April Fundraising Campaign Update: So far we’ve raised $4,964!  Can we do it?  Can we make our $15,000 goal by THIS Thursday?  If we meet our goal then next weekend the community panel will able to give away $200,000 to grassroots, trans-led, trans justice groups and organizations across the country.

What a feeling that would be!  Join in today!  There’s no donation too big or too small!

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What do we want… TRANS JUSTICE!

WHEN DO WE WANT IT…#transjusticegiving NOW!

Here’s your chance to help resource trans-led, grassroots groups and organizations fighting for trans justice.

There’s no donation too small to show your love and support today.

Join TJFP’s April Fundraising Campaign if you can!

 

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The TJFP April Fundraising Campaign is LIVE!

Help TJFP Raise $15,000 by April 23rd!

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From the Ground to the Sky: TJFP’s April Fundraising Campaign

As the Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) enters its third grant cycle, we’re more determined then ever to continue supporting trans-led, grassroots, trans justice groups and organizations.

In February, we received a remarkable 144 applications. That’s 37% more applications than the previous year! Once again, the requests poured in from all across the country, representing a range of strategies and struggles, and a commitment to fighting against the violence, isolation, and oppression trans communities are experiencing.

In March, TJFP finalized this year’s team of trans and gender non-conforming activists who will serve as our Community Funding Panel. At this very moment, they are hard at work reviewing each and every application. Check out our 2015 panelists here!

Now that April is here, it’s time for us to ask for your help. We work on fundraising all year long, and, of course, you can always donate to TJFP any time. But we’re setting an ambitious goal to raise $15,000 before the Community Funding Panel meets on April 23rd to determine this year’s grantees. We can’t do it without you!

Over the last two years, we have been blown away by the infinite support of our donors and cheer squad. Your generosity is helping this grassroots trans justice movement grow and thrive.

If you haven’t given yet this year, will you join us again–or maybe even for the first time?–to fund the vital work and big dreams of trans-led, grassroots groups across the country? From $1 to $50,000, there’s no donation too big or too small.

Please help us get the word out about this campaign by sharing it far and wide!

Love,
TFJP

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TJFP application deadline just one month away!

Just a little reminder that the 2015 applications will be due in exactly one month from today. Please make sure you get yours in and/or tell everyone you know before February 15th!

Applications available in English and Spanish and may be written in Spanish.

Sólo un pequeño recordatorio de que 2015 solicitudes se pagarán en exactamente un mes a partir de hoy . Asegúrese de obtener la suya y decirle a todos ustedes saben antes del 15 de febrero!

La aplicación està disponible en español, y se puede entregar escrita en español.

Letter collage and phrase by artist, Quito Ziegler

Letter collage by artist, Quito Ziegler

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TJFP on camera! Who are we and what do we do?

Check it out, it’s our film debut!

Thanks to the Trans Justice Funding Project’s awesome volunteer Marin Watts,  you can now watch this video to learn what TJFP is all about, how it works and who you’ve been supporting.

2015 applications (in English and Spanish) are open now and due February 15th!

Help us get the word out to even more trans justice groups (with and without non-profit status) and raise more money to fund them!  Please share widely.

This video has closed captioning.

 

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Marching for Trans* Healthcare at #BushwickPride

March with the Trans Justice Funding Project for Trans* Healthcare at the 9th Annual #BushwickPride!

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This Saturday, July 12th TJFP 2014 grantee, GLOBE from Make the Road NY hosts the 9th Annual #BushwickPride increase LGBTQ visibility and promote justice in our neighborhood.  Grand Marshal: Reina Gossett of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project & Lourdes Hunter of Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York, TJFP 2014 grantee.  MC: Latesha Danae. 

 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Look for TJFP staff member, Gabriel Foster at noon to march at 1pm.  He’ll be wearing a black hat and holding the TJFP banner. Please feel free to bring your own signs and banners!

Gather: 12 pm / March: 1-2 pm / Performances & BBQ: 2-5 pm 301 Grove St, between Knickerbocker and Myrtle Ave (off the B52,54,60 and M/L at Myrtle-Wyckoff)

RSVP on Facebook today!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1506227062926486/ or email Gabriel to tell him to keep an eye out for you on Saturday.  gabriel@transjusticefundingproject.org.

Trans* Healthcare Now! is this year’s Pride theme. We joined the campaign, begun by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Audre Lorde Project, to repeal the 1998 Medicaid exclusions that stopped allowing trans* (transgender, gender queer, gender non-conforming, two spirit, third gender, etc) clients from accessing health care deemed necessary by their providers, including gender-affirming surgery, hormones, and preventative check-ups. We know that healthcare is a human right deserved by all, regardless of income, gender identity and/or expression

 

 

 

 

 

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