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Tonya Jameson

1 October 2021

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

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Black members of the LGBTQ community have benefitted from the wraparound services provided by Metro Inclusive Health. The nonprofit provides a model to nonprofits in Charlotte that are looking for a roadmap to provide...

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Erica Lenti

1 September 2021

Orange, Massachusetts, United States

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Trans Doe Task Force is a nonprofit project by two professional genetic genealogists that works to solve cold cases involving missing and murdered trans people. Trans people are at greater risk of violence. When their...

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Tonya Jameson

20 August 2021

United States

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Several organizations across the country are providing housing options for members of the trans community. Wraparound services address addiction and mental health issues in Atlanta, a land trust in Memphis has led to ...

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Ren Bangert

11 August 2021

Canada

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endoQueer is an online support network that provides a safe space for queer, trans, and non-binary people with endometriosis to build community, get support, and find resources. The site offers rigorously-researched r...

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L'Monique King

23 July 2021

United States

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Black communities across the country are working toward economic mobility by providing wraparound services to those in underserved areas. Basics necessities have been set up through food pantries, rent assistance, clo...

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Marianne Dhenin

29 June 2021

United States

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In 1965 a traveling salesman published a series of travel guides with gay or gay-friendly businesses across the U.S. that became survival guides for the LGBTQ community. “Mapping the Gay Guides” has digitized those co...

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Federica di Saro

24 June 2021

Cologne, Germany

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Spektrum, a self-organized LGBTQ+ migrant organization, provides a space of belonging to queer migrants, who often feel out of place and ill-served by traditional organizations that do not understand the violence and ...

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Andrei Popoviciu

24 June 2021

Bucharest, Romania

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MozaiQ provides support for the LGBTQ community and fosters stronger ties among queer Romanians. The group creates safe spaces and offers programming, from football championships to job fairs and professional skills b...

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Tolu Olasoji

31 May 2021

Mombasa, Kenya

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Persons Marginalized and Aggrieved in Kenya works with religious leaders over the course of many years to build empathy and understanding towards the LGBTQ community. Faith leaders are often not immediately aware of t...

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Jake Clapp

31 May 2021

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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House of Tulip is a community land trust that offers affordable housing to transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. After securing seed-funding, the group raised over $400,000 with a GoFundMe campaign that w...

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Meredith Deliso

15 May 2021

New York, New York, United States

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NYC Pride, which commemorates a LGBTQ+ uprising against police harassment and brutality, banned police participation in its events. About 200 NYPD members from the Gay Officers Action League typically participate in t...

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Kiran Misra

30 April 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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A participatory budgeting pilot in ten Chicago Public Schools empowers students to influence change by deciding how small grants, typically $1,000 to $2,000, should be spent for school improvement. Students brainstorm...

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Anup Dutta

17 April 2021

Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

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The state police in Raipur, India, is recruiting transgender candidates to its ranks for the first time. 13 out of the 97 trans women who applied were accepted to the program. The Indian transgender community faces se...

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Chris Rudisill

19 March 2021

Houston, Texas, United States

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When gentrification made housing unaffordable for many people in Houston's historically Black Third Ward neighborhood, local activists sought remedies beyond standard federal tax incentives for affordable housing. A c...

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Lukas Matuszewski

8 March 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The 2020 social justice uprisings drew attention, and donations, to bail funds, which use donations to bail people out of jail while their criminal charges or immigration cases are pending. One fund that benefited fro...

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Jake Wittich

3 February 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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The Chicago Black Drag Council launched after a series of protests that called on Chicago’s LGBTQ neighborhood to address racial discrimination and oppression. A handful of businesses quickly agreed to a live-streamed...

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Otillia Steadman

28 January 2021

New York, New York, United States

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The Brooklyn district attorney is prosecuting few prostitution cases and has dismissed 262 cases that he and sex worker advocates say are a byproduct of law enforcement unfairly targeting trans women and women of colo...

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Carol Dannhauser

13 January 2021

Connecticut, United States

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In Connecticut, the adoption of telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic has eliminated a number of barriers many transgender people seeking to transition. Even though programs and clinics existed prior to ...

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Mari Wrobi

31 December 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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To promote the need to end intersex surgery, an organization launched a multi-pronged campaign that raised awareness about the potentially damaging impacts of the practice. The group used social media, created a petit...

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Stephanie Alvarez

22 December 2020

Bremen, Germany

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Queeraspora was founded in Bremen as a safe space for immigrant and refugee LGBTQ+ people to find social and emotional support, as well as access to information. Around twenty people make up the nucleus of the group, ...

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Martina Olivier Foti

22 December 2020

Copenhagen, Denmark

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LGBT Asylum’s trained volunteers have provided emotional support to over 400 LGBT+ asylum applicants, also preparing them for the procedural process, such as the questions they will be asked and how long it will take....

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Chris Rudisill

11 December 2020

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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Time Out Youth Center (TOY) provides housing support for LGBTQ youth ages 18-24, though youth as young as 11 can access some of the organization’s services. The Host Home Program matches youth with individuals or a fa...

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Kathy Gannon

25 November 2020

Karachi, Pakistan

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Pakistan's only church for transgender Christians has given its members the safety, acceptance, and joy they are often denied in the conservative, predominantly Muslim country. Called the First Church of Eunuchs – the...

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Kristal Sotomayor

20 November 2020

United States

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The production model of the documentary Disclosure prioritized diversity, inclusion, and empowering transgender people both on screen and behind the scenes. Over 120 trans people contributed to the film. Nine trans Fe...

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Chris Rudisill

30 October 2020

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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There's Still Hope provides temporary housing for members of the LGBTQ community - focusing especially on transgender women. Participants in the outreach program are given housing, a grocery stipend, transportation pa...

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