Transgender Law Center is committed to addressing critical issues faced by the most vulnerable members of our community while centering their voices and leadership.
National Training Institute: In this moment of state-based legislative attacks, Transgender Law Center and Trans Justice Funding Project are joining together to build infrastructure and invest in the leadership of transgender and gender nonconforming people in states across the country. In February 2016, the initiative kicked off with a National Training Institute for a cohort of transgender and gender nonconforming leaders from 11 states facing anti-trans legislation. In partnership with the ACLU and GSA Network, TLC and TJFP have grown that cohort with two more trainings in fall of 2016, held in the South and Midwest for 50 youth and adults.
We are continuing the work of these trainings through monthly calls with state leaders and are working to build a national movement of TGNC leaders ready to take on these immediate attacks and fight for a long-term vision of liberation for all of our communities.
National Trans Anti-Violence Convening: In late March 2015, Transgender Law Center organized the National Trans Anti-Violence Convening in Chicago in partnership with Trans Women of Color Collective, Tennessee Trans Journey Project, TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project, and INCITE!. The two-day convening gathered transgender and gender nonconforming leaders from across the country to connect across regions, share solutions, and build upon national strategies that address the physical and structural violence transgender communities face daily. Over 100 leaders from 21 states participated in the National Trans Anti-Violence Convening, the first national gathering of its kind to facilitate a multi-regional conversation between local transgender advocates on violence.