@transanta is a a virtual chimney to deliver gifts anonymously to trans youth in need, safely! If you’re looking to do some Christmas giving and support the trans community, this is an excellent way to do so.
BLACK TRANS FOCUSED
Marsha P. Johnson, a Black trans woman, was a key figure in the Stonewall Riots of 1969 — the police riots that gave birth to Pride.
From their website: “Power without action is useless. The Marsha P. Johnson Institute joins you in responding to unjust violence systemically, physically and structurally as it happens to BLACK transgender people. We challenge the entities, politicians, and structures that create a breeding ground for hate to grow. Support is free and it doesn’t cost a thing to offer your love, but when you become a partner, you help us employ black trans people, build more strategic campaigns, launch winning initiatives, and interrupt the people who are standing in the way of more being possible in the world for BLACK Trans people, and all people. The Marsha P. Johnson Institute is here to make those who exploit and enforce domination against our community uncomfortable. Being the champion for solutions is the legacy of our namesake and it is our goal to continue that legacy by championing solutions for BLACK people in the US, we are offering a new reality for BLACK trans people in America. Our commitment is forever. Help us make it happen.”
@glits_inc is supporting Black trans people who are leaving prison and need housing.
From their website: “The Trans Justice Funding Project is a community-led funding initiative founded in 2012 to support grassroots, trans justice groups run by and for trans people. We make grants annually by bringing together a panel of six trans justice activists from around the country to carefully review every application we receive. We center the leadership of trans people organizing around their experiences with racism, economic injustice, transmisogyny, ableism, immigration, incarceration, and other intersecting oppressions. Every penny we raise goes to our grantees with no restrictions and no strings attached because we truly believe in trans leadership.”
@BlackTransRentRelief works to support Black trans folks in need to pay their rent. Black trans folks are disproportionately affected by homelessness, discrimination, and more.
@BlackXCollective works to support Black trans folks.
From their website: “In 2015 Joshua Allen and CeCe McDonald came together to form the Black Excellence Collective. A grassroots organizing collective for and by Black trans/queer youth to organize for our collective liberation using art, direct action & political education.”
@BlackTransTravelFundworks to support Black trans women and their safety.
From their website: “Donated funds are redistributed directly to Black trans women in need, who can then have the autonomy to purchase private car ride services, purchase gas for their own vehicles, pay family or friends for a ride, or other alternatives of their choosing that best suit their comfort and needs.”
@ForTheGworls works to support Black trans women in paying rent and for medical transition.
From their website: “Each gift made to the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center strengthens our mission to end violence against Native women and vision of restoring sovereignty for tribes to hold perpetrators accountable. We are committed to providing national leadership in this work by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates in tribal communities. NIWRC provides training and technical assistance, educational resources, and policy development—all of which are rooted in traditional lifeways and beliefs—for tribes and advocates across Indian Country. Our main office is located in Lame Deer, Montana, on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation. NIWRC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.”
From their website: “Mermaids has been supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995. Today, Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends.”
From an email to me: “My zeal of helping and advocating for my fellow LGBTQ refugee+ community in both the camp of Kakuma and the urban of Nairobi Kenya East Africa is still on. I constantly talk to many of my colleagues I left in kakuma, Nairobi and Uganda, and I got their flights of the hard situations they are in during this pandemic period. Let’s work together to raise awareness and ensure that we improve the lives and well being of the marginalised minorities in kakuma refugee camp and the urban areas of Nairobi.
From their website: “We are a survivor-led social justice organization working to end Partner Abuse/Domestic Violence. We provide direct services and technical assistance, and serve everywhere from Massachusetts to other countries as well. We offer an array of services and resources for survivors of partner abuse/domestic violence, such as: supportive counseling, a 25/7/365 crisis hotline, a safehome and transitional housing program, and medical, legal, personal, etc. advocacy, as well as a support group.”