After nearly nine hours on the road–heading towards New Mexico from Oklahoma, TJFP arrived to a very warm welcome in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
While in Albuquerque we had the pleasure of sitting down with former grantees, the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico. We enjoyed a sweet community dinner with local activists, TJFP friends and family. And of course we had to make a stop at the Albuquerque staple, Frontier Restaurant.
After saying our goodbyes, we set our GPS for Gallup, New Mexico to meet with local Navajo advocate and activist, Renae Grey. We sat outside in sunny downtown Gallup and listened as Renae spoke of her experience working as an advocate for other Native transgender people and what it’s like to organize in a small town.
Thank you New Mexico for all of your hospitality, community support and energy you dedicate towards Trans Justice.
Stay tuned as we our share highlights from our next stop, Phoenix, Arizona!
Wow Seattle friends and family, you really showed up big time to support last week’s TJFP Happy Hour fundraiser! It was a perfect Saturday evening in the Herb Garden of Cafe Flora to celebrate local trans justice work and raise some money.
Over 40 people gathered to eat, drink, be in community and help TJFP raise over $1,600. The garden was completely filled with great people and a lot of love.
We can’t even begin to tell you how honored we were to host our very first TJFP event in Seattle with each and everyone of you.
A very special thank you to our grantee’s First Rain and Gender Justice League for joining us to share your amazing work, to former TJFP panelists and fabulous guest speakers of the evening, Andrea Jenkins and Bamby Salcedo, our Happy Hour super star volunteers, James, Andrea, Joyful, Becky, Kristen, Melanie and Kyle. And HUGE shout out to TJFP Happy Hour co-host (and original panelist) Kiyomi Fujikawa!
This event wouldn’t have been the same without the incredibly generous donations from Cafe Flora (Thank you Nat and Alison) and stunning photography from, Naomi Ishisaka. If you are local, please consider supporting Cafe Flora, and Naomi. They are wonderful!
And finally, TJFP wouldn’t be able to exist without your donations and words of encouragement. Our deepest gratatitude to our Seattle donors and that have been with us over the last three years and new donors we met last Saturday. We are absolutely creating a new way of funding vital work across the country!
View pictures from TJFP Happy Hour Seattle here.
Nope, that’s not a headline from the Onion satirical newspaper. Sadly, it really happened.
Memories Pizza, the Indiana restaurant that said it would refuse to cater gay weddings under the state’s controversial religious freedom law, has raised more than $800,000 from supporters.
Can you imagine how much impact the trans justice movement could have if we could also raise that kind of money in a matter of days?
Please consider making a donation to support the Trans Justice Funding Project’s April fundraising campaign. $1, $5, or $50. No amount is too small to fund trans led, grassroots, trans justice work today!