Transgender Law Center and Trans Justice Funding Project joined together to build infrastructure and invest in the leadership of transgender and gender nonconforming people on the ground. With trainings held in the Southeast, Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Southwest, our National Training Institute has built up a cohort of over 100 trans leaders across the country.
In February 2016, the first National Training Institute kicked off with a cohort of transgender and gender nonconforming leaders from 11 states facing anti-trans legislation. In partnership with the ACLU, GSA Network, and other organizations, TLC and TJFP have grown that cohort considerably, with two more trainings held in 2016 and several more in 2017.
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 immediate attacks and fight for a long-term vision of liberation for all of our communities.
The National Training Institute builds on TLC’s history of training and developing trans and gender nonconforming leaders — from the Transgender Leadership Summit held for several years in California, to the first-of-its-kind National Trans Anti-Violence Convening in 2015 in Chicago, which brought together over 100 trans leaders from across the country.