TJFP 2014 Grantee, Trans Women of Color Collective co-hosts, #BlackTransRevolution Summit!
#BlackTransRevolution Summit is a space for community to engage in healing, restoration, fellowship, and action. The Summit will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Thursday, October 16 through Sunday, October 19, 2014 and will be hosted by Garden of Peace Project and Trans Women of Color Collective.
Check it out and register today!
Camp Born This Way, TJPF 2014 Grantee
NPR highlights 2014 TJFP Grantee, Camp Born This Way.
Camp Born This Way is a weekend-long retreat for transgender and gender creative children between ages 5 and 12, their parents and family members. It aims to foster a welcoming environment for transgender kids to be themselves and to provide parents with a supportive community. It’s taken place for three consecutive years outside of Tucson, Arizona.
In NPR’s article, Camp Brings Support to Transgender, Gender Creative Kids the author writes,
“The children who come to camp, they look forward to it all year, because it is the one long weekend that they truly don’t have to self-censor their activities or worry about what they wear or worry about how to express themselves…” said Diana Wilson, director and creator of Camp Born This Way. “The look of pure joy on their faces is pretty impactful for everybody that attends because it is something that we would hope the children would feel all the time.”
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Destination Tomorrow works with and for the transgender community to increase programs and services within the New York City areas. Their goal is to empower all with the African American LGBT community.
Project R.E.A.L. was designed to address the stigma that exists within the trans male community regarding Same Gender Loving (SGL) Trans Men.
It’s Project R.E.A.L’s hope to, “begin a dialogue that will strip misconceptions about sexual orientation as it relates to gender identity. Our goal is to redefine what it truly means to be real, real with ones self, peers and community”
For more information or be a part of the Project R.E.A.L., contact them at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, and check out their latest video! **Please be advised that this video contains language about sex and sexuality**
If if you’re in New York or nearby, please swing by Destination Tomorrow to see their drop in space. They’re hosting an evening of food, fun and entertainment. Learn more about their new programs and services and meet the staff!
Tuesday, September 16 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Betances Community Center 547 E 146th StBronx, NY 10455. Contact Sean Coleman at 646-723-3325 to RSVP or for more information.
Trans Justice Funding Project 2014 Grantee, BreakOUT! and National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs to Host “Ending Violence, Ending Criminalization,”
Saturday, August 9th in New Orleans.
Conference topics include: Policing, Youth get Yr Rights, Immigration Reform, Interpersonal and Domestic Violence, HIV Criminalization, Violence Against Sex Workers and Trans Women of Color.