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Casa Ruby featured in NPR!

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Kiara Campos (left), 25, originally from El Salvador, and Kiera Atkins, 40, smoke on the porch of a transitional group home for transgender adults who are trying to get on their feet. Lexey Swall/GRAIN for NPR

As part of an NPR series about individuals who don’t have much money but do have a big impact on their communities, the heartfelt work of TJFP grantees (2013 and 2014), Casa Ruby was front and center.

The article also highlighted Casa Ruby founder and executive director, Ruby Corado.   This spring TJFP had the opportunity to work closely with Ruby, along with five other extremely dedicated panelists from across the U.S. as they selected the 2015 grantees.

In the NPR article, Casa Ruby Is A ‘Chosen Family’ For Trans People Who Need A Home the author writes,  “So three years ago, Corado opened Casa Ruby using her own money, a lump sum payment she received from winning a disability case after she was attacked.

Today, Casa Ruby is a growing nonprofit. But more than anything, it’s a haven for many in the transgender community.

Inside the house there are posters reminding people to get checked for HIV. Clients can meet with counselors, who speak English and Spanish. Downstairs there’s a drop in center, with purple walls and stuffed teddy bears on the window sill, and free food for anyone who’s hungry.”

To view or listen to the full article, go here.

Congratulations to you Ruby and everyone at Casa Ruby!  TJFP is so happy we were able to be one of your very first grants!

 

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Announcing the 2015 TJFP Grantees!

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The 2015 TJFP grantmaking team and TJFP staff

It really happened!

Congratulations to everyone who applied and to this years grantees!

Even though we weren’t able to fund all of the incredible trans justice groups who applied, we’re ecstatic that we were able to distribute $200,000 amongst 87 groups!

Every year we continue to grow thanks to tremendous community support.   We are always amazed by you and always extremely grateful.

Please stay tuned to view all 2015 applicants who met our criteria. Whether groups received a grant or not, their work is equally important and will be added to our directory.  It’s about supporting AND mapping trans justice!

Finally, a very special thank you to our community grantmaking panel (and team) who read each and every application and put so much love into the entire grant making process.  Ruby, Trudie, M’Bwende, Mel, Colin, Marin, Nico, Andrea and Rebecca, you were one brilliant and hardworking crew.  What a pleasure it was to work with you.

And now, the grantees…

Arizona

$5000  Arcoíris Liberation Team, Phoenix, AZ

$2500  Arizona Queer and Undocumented Immigrant Project,  Phoenix, AZ

$5000  Mariposas Sin Fronteras (Butterflies Without Borders),  Tucson, AZ

$1000  Southern Arizona Gender Alliance, Tucson, AZ

 

Arkansas 

$2500  Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition, Little Rock, AR

 

California 

$1000 Criminal Queers Film, San Francisco, CA

$5000  Gender Justice LA, Los Angeles, CA

$2500  Immigrant Youth Coalition, Los Angeles, CA

$2500  MAJOR! A New Documentary Film, San Francisco, CA

$1000  S.G. Reichen Trans Assistance Fund, San Diego, CA

$1000  San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

$5000  T-FFED: Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders, Los Angeles, CA

$1000  Trans Lifeline, San Francisco, CA

$1000  Trans Student Educational Resources, Claremont, CA

$1000  Trans Worker Center, Long Beach, CA

$5000  Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), San Francisco, CA

$1000  The Altar: Ki’tay Lives, Los Angeles, CA

 

Colorado 

$1000  Boulder Pride/Out Boulder, Boulder, CO

$1000  Colorado Springs Queer Collective, Parker, CO

 

Washington DC

$1000  OTHER (Organization for Transgender Health & Employment Resources), Washington, DC

 

Florida

$2500  Unity Coalition|Coalicion Unida, Miami Beach, FL

 

Georgia

$2500  JustUsATL, Atlanta, GA

$5000  LaGender Inc., East Point, GA

$2500  Trans(forming), East Point, GA

$1000  Unheard Voices, Roswell, GA

 

Illinois 

$1000  GenderNexus, Inc., Pendleton, IN

$2500  Invisible to Invincible API Pride of Chicago, Chicago, IL

$1000  RAD Remedy, Chicago, IL

$2500  Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois, Chicago, IL

 

Kentucky 

$1000  TSTAR, Louisville, KY

 

Louisiana

$2500  New Legacy Ministries, New Orleans, LA

 

Maryland 

$5000  Sistas of the “t”, Baltimore, MD
$2500  Trans Women of Color Coalition, Baltimore, MD

 

Maine

$1000  Maine Transgender Network, Kennebunkport, ME

 

Minneapolis

$1000  20% Theatre Company Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

 

Michigan 

$2500  Detroit REPRESENT!, Detroit, MI

$1000  Trans* Leadership Project, Okemos, MI

 

Missouri

$2500  Metro Trans Umbrella Group, St Louis, MO

$5000  The Sisterhood (Missouri GSA Network), St Louis, MO

Mississippi

$1000  Bois of the Sippi, Corinth, MS

 

Montana 

$2500  Gender Expansion Project, Missoula, MT

$5000  Montana Two Spirit Society, Missoula, MT

 

North Carolina

$5000  HendFact Henderson (Henderson Fuerza Activa), Henderson, NC

$1000  Transformers, Asheville, NC

$1000  Tranzmission, Asheville, NC

 

New Mexico

$5000  Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

 

Nevada 

$2500  Gender Justice Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
$1000  Transgender Allies Group, Reno, NV

 

New York 

$2500  Black Trans Media, Brooklyn, NY

$1000  Community Kinship Life (CK Life), Bronx, NY

$5000  Translatina Network, Brooklyn, NY

$1000  Destination Tomorrow, Bronx, NY

$1000  New York City Trans Oral History Project, New York, NY

$1000  DOPE Collective/TRANSgressions, Buffalo, NY

$5000  Jay’s House, Brooklyn, NY

$5000  Lorena Borjas Community Fund, Jackson Heights, NY

$5000  Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, Brooklyn, NY

$2500  Star People Film, Brooklyn, NY

$1000  Third Root Education Exchange, Brooklyn, NY

$1000  Trans in Action, New York, NY

 

Ohio

$1000  Heartland Trans Wellness Group, Cincinnati, OH

$1000  Transgender American Veterans Association, Akron, OH

$1000  TransOhio, Inc., Columbus, OH

 

Oregon 

$1000  The Bridgewalkers Committee, Portland, OR

$1000  TransActive Gender Center, Portland, OR

$1000  Lower Columbia Gender Alliance, Astoria, OR

$1000  NW Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp (TWAC), Portland, OR

$5000  Trans Health PDX, Portland, OR

 

Pennsylvania 

$1000  Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Lehigh Valley, PA

$2500  Garden of Peace Project, Homestead, PA

 

Rhode Island 

$1000  TGI Network of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

 

South Carolina 

$2500  We Are Family’s Trans* Love Fund, Charleston, SC

 

Tennessee 

$5000  Tennessee Trans Journey Project, Nashville, TN

 

Texas 

$5000  Trans Pride Initiative, Dallas, TX

$1000  Transgender Education Network of Texas, College Station, TX

$2500  allgo, Austin, TX

$2500  Black Transmen Inc, Dallas, TX

$5000  Cicada Collective, Lewisville, TX

$1000  Gender Infinity, Houston, TX

$1000  Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic – Houston, Houston, TX

 

Utah 

$1000  Outreach Resource Centers, Ogden, UT
$1000  Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
$2500  TransAction Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Vermont 

$1000  Green Mountain Crossroads, Brattleboro, VT
$1000  Trans*farming VT, Burlington, VT

 

Washington 

$1000  Trans Advocacy Group Olympia, Olympia, WA

 

Wisconsin 

$1000  WI Trans Health, Madison, WI

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TJFP attends 2015 National Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Anti-Violence Convening

Running simultaneously with Incite’s Color of Violence 4 (COV4) conference, the National Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Anti-Violence gathering brought together nearly 100 participants from 22 states. Coordinated by the Transgender Law Center, we met for two days in Chicago to do collective healing work, address violence in our communities, share resources, and strategize, strategize, strategize!

Amongst the many, many things shared by all of the groups, TJFP heard it loud and clear, “Our work must be funded“!

TJFP was overjoyed to listen and share space with past and current TJFP panelists, grantees, applicants and friends.

This convening was another reminder of how beautiful and powerful trans and gender non conforming communities truly are.

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(left to right) Trudie Jackson, Andrea Jenkins, Cecilia Chung, Ruby Corado

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(left to right) Danni Nika Askini and Kiyomi Fujikawa

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(left to right) Reina Gossett, Gabriel Foster, Kris Hayashi

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Bamby Salcedo

 

 

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Introducing 2015 TJFP Panelist, Ruby Corado!

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Ruby Corado, 2015 TJFP Panelist

TJFP is honored to have former grantee, Ruby Corado join this year’s grant making panel.

Ruby was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. She fled a civil war when she was 16 years old. Now 45 years old, she has lived in Washington, D.C. for the past 30 years where She has devoted the last 20 as an advocate for the inclusion of Transgender, Gender Queer and Gender Non Conforming Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual people in main stream society.
She is a self made tireless advocate and leader for social justice, her hard work has help gain legal protections for the communities she serves in Washington, DC. She has fought for LGBT Human Rights, Transgender Liberation, Immigration Equality, Access to Health Care, Hate Crimes/violence and many other disparities and issues facing the communities that she represents.
Ruby’s work has been featured by News Week Magazine 2003, Washington Post, 2003-2014, The Washington Blade, 2003-2014, Metro Weekly Magazine 2007-2014, Washington City Paper 2010/13, Washington Times, 2012, The advocate Magazine 2012, NBC Latino, 2013 and by News Channel 4, 5, 7, 9, Univision DC, CBS Radio, Pacifica Radio, National Public Radio among other media channels.
She has been awarded The Capital Pride Heroes in 2005, Metro Weekly, Trans America 2006, Latino LGBT History Project Heroes Exhibit 2007, 25 Most Influential Latino LGBT actvists By Latino Voice 2009, Stein Democrats. Heil-Balin Community Service Award 2011, Capital Pride Engendered Spirit Awards, 2011, Gay And Lesbians Activists Alliance GLLA, Distinguish Service Award 2012, The Activist Of The Year By the African American Prism Awards 2012, Ten LGBTQ Latin@s That Make us Proud By XQSi Magazine 2012, The DC Center Community Center Service Award 2013, Gays And Lesbians Opposing Violence, Community Service Award 2013. Sheroes Award 2013, DC Chamber Of Commerce, community service award 2014, Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association, community service award, 2014

We’re counting the minutes till we get to work with you, Ruby!

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