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And Now.. Introducing our Sixth and Final 2019 TJFP Grantmaking Fellow, Micky B!

Completing the 2019 Community Grantmaking Fellowship team is the extraordinary Micky B!  Having been long time fans of Micky B’s work and ongoing commitment to trans justice, particularly in the South, we were floored when she agreed to join us.  Please help us celebrate all of our 2019 Fellows who over the past several months have been working harder then you might ever imagine.

Right now we’re just a few days away from hosting this awesome panel in New York who will be meeting all weekend long making final funding decisions! Stay tuned for more!

But for now, we’re pleased to introduce you to Micky B!

Micky B is a Black Trans Woman using cultural organizing to build the political leadership of Trans/GNC leaders across the South. Though a German born Army brat, Micky descends from the 1st free Black welders in Southwest Georgia. Her political development was grown through a village of white feminist lesbians, Black trans women, & HIV-positive Black gay men. Since 2015, Micky B co-founded & continues to curate “Southern Fried Queer Pride” (SFQP), a DIY art education non-profit and week long queer art festival. Through SFQP, she explores the nuanced intersections of queer performance art, installation, and film.

Micky has organized trans communities across the South as the 1st lead of the TLC@SONG program, where she co-organized against HB2 in NC, held a TGNC leadership convening in Nashville, TN, and organized a listening tour across the region. Currently, Micky works as the “Organizing Program Associate” for the Transgender Law Center, serves on committees funding trans-lead movement work, and trains organizations with the SUSTAIN Wellbeing COMPASS Center.

Micky is a proud member of the Pioneering House of Ultra Omni, member of Southerners On New Ground, graduate of the 2017 Sojourner Truth Leadership Circle, and 2018 Atlanta Pride Grand Marshal.

Micky B is a proud bisexual mama living and loving in Atlanta, GA. She loves fried vegetarian cuisine after a long day of voguing in resistance to the police state.

 

We can’t wait to be in your presence Micky B!

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Saftey in the Wake of Orlando-Community, Not Police

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Dear TJFP family and community,

For those of us who are struggling with holding the complexities of grief, pain, and fear with a desire to stay close during such devestatingly violent times, here is a wonderfully smart article (in English and Spanish) offering thoughts and resources for community safety.  Please read and share, Safety in the wake of Orlando — community, not police written by Collette Carter in coordination with the ACLU, The Audre Lorde Project, The New York City Anti-Violence Project, Mijente, Southerners On New Ground, National Lawyers Guild, Vision Change Win, BYP100, and Transgender Law Center.

 

 

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TJFP at Funding Forward 2016

TJFP at Funding Forward 2016, hosted by Funders for LGBTQ Issues

Funding Forward 2016

We are so excited to be here at  Funding Forward 2016, the annual gathering of grantmakers committed to LGBTQ issues, hosted by Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Executive Director, Gabriel Foster presented at the plenary session on “Trans Justice Funding and Organizing: Honoring Legacies and Building Futures, alongside Shelby Chestnut from the New York City Anti-Violence Project, Patricia Eng at New York Women’s Foundation, Andy Marra at the Arcus Foundation, and Isa Noyola from the Transgender Law Center.

We also had the opportunity to share more about TJFP’s funding structure at a workshop on “Transformative Giving Models to Fund Transformative LGBTQ Activism.” It was such a treat to be able to share space with folks like, Miabi Chatterji at the LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund and Dr. Alice Y. Horn from AAPIP and hear about their work with donor and giving circles.

Thank you Funders for LGBTQ Issues for including us at this wonderful gathering!

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Take Action and Get Involved–Our Communities Are Under Attack!

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Our communities are under attack. With the recent anti-trans and anti-worker bill that was passed in North Carolina this week, the murder of Quartney Davia Dawsonn-Yochum, a transgender woman of color in Los Angeles, California (Quartney Davia Dawsonn-Yochum is the seventh reported trans woman to be murdered this year) and the continued discrimination and violent attacks against queer transgender and gender non conforming people of color across the country– we are under attack.

Recently, TJFP and the Transgender Law Center partnered to launch the National Training Institute for TGNC leaders who are working tirelessly to combat these attacks against our community. We encourage you learn more about the institute and find a grassroots trans-led trans justice group in TJFP’s directory and fight for trans justice in your local community.

This is the time to take action and get involved. Our communities need our support. Please help TJFP fund the trans justice movement by donating anything you can to our 2016 fundraising campaign.  Every dollar makes a difference. There really is no donation too small.

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Transgender Law Center & Trans Justice Funding Project host National Training Institute!

IMG_0180 - smallerLast weekend, Transgender Law Center and Trans Justice Funding Project proudly hosted a National Training Institute for a cohort of transgender and gender nonconforming leaders from 11 states facing anti-trans legislation. After two packed and inspiring days of training, strategizing, and connection, we’re excited to continue working with and expanding this cohort to build a national movement of TGNC leaders to take on these immediate attacks AND fight for a long-term vision of liberation for all of our communities.
Videos and lessons from this weekend coming soon!

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Are transgender issues the next issue after gay marriage? TJFP gets mentioned in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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After the Supreme Court’s favorable ruling on gay marriage, Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry, is shutting the organization down. He says his staff is in demand from other gay-rights groups.   TIMOTHY A. CLARY, AFP, GETTY IMAGES

“Although nonprofit work on behalf of the transgender community has been going on for decades, said Kris Hayashi, executive director at the Transgender Law Center, “I definitely have also heard people talk about transgender issues as the next issue after marriage. “Increased awareness about the struggles transgender people face has not translated to more money to organizations that support them, Ms. Keisling said.

“Considering how much interest we have in the public and the media, I would have thought there’d be a lot more interest among foundations,” she said.”

There are a lot of friends of TJFP in this article saying really smart things.  Oh, and we’re in it too!

Read the full article, Gay-Rights Focus Turns to Stopping Violence and Intolerance  here.

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Love and Solidarity

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Shirt: “My existance is resistance” Image via Not1More

Trans Activists Blockade Road Outside Immigration Detention Center

Yesterday in Santa Ana, California Trans rights, immigrant rights & LGBTQ leaders took over the intersection of Flower and Civic Center, near the detention center in Santa Ana that holds transgender detainees.

“For too long our communities have been experiencing oppression through its immigration system. With each presidential administration advocates rally and push for reform measures and some lose sight of the broader vision for liberation. We are here today to uplift these broader demands of liberation; an end to detention centers and the criminalization of our transgender, gender non-conforming and queer communities. Trans women today are at the front-lines and showing up for our communities because our lives are on the line.” -Isa Noyola, Program Manager at the Transgender Law Center

TJPF is feeling a tremendous amount of love and respect for our friends, colleagues and community members out there literally putting their very lives and bodies at risk to say enough is enough!

View the full article here.

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Isa Noyola getting arrested. Image via Not1More

 

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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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Transgender Law Center is Hiring!

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The Transgender Law Center is looking for a new program manager.  Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We are looking for an energetic, motivated, and mission-oriented Program Manager to help create and execute programs that increase access to healthcare and economic stability; advance racial and gender justice; expand the rights and wellbeing of trans communities; and promote the leadership and engagement of trans and gender non-conforming people nationally.

The Program Manager will join a team of passionate, smart, and dedicated individuals who work hard, laugh easily, and are eager to learn and grow together as we change the world. The position is based in Oakland, CA.

See position details here.

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