QTPoC Resources

A Guide to QTPoC Organizations in the United States by Stephen J. Grant (Huffington Post)

TPOC Coalition
A national social justice organization that promotes the interest of Trans People of Color.

Trans People of Color Project

Trans Women of Color Collective

Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) | Boston, MA                                 “The Hispanic Black Gay Coalition (HBGC) is one of few non-profit organizations in Boston dedicated to the unique and complex needs of the Black, Latinx, and POC (People of Color) LGBTQ community. Founded in 2009, we work to inspire and empower Latinx and Black LGBTQ individuals to improve their livelihood through activism, education, community outreach, and counseling.”

Audre Lorde Project | New York, NY                                                                        “The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.”

Black Trans Advocacy
“Black Trans Advocacy Mission: to Advance Social Equality for All Disenfranchised People With Specific Focus On Inequities Faced In The Black And Transgender Human Experience.”

Black Transmen Inc.                                                                                                           “Black Transmen Inc.® is the 1st National Non-Profit Organization of African American transmen solely focused on acknowledgment, social advocacy and empowering transmen with resources to aid in a healthy female to male transition. Black Transmen Inc. programs provide all female to male transmen and SLGBTQI individuals with necessary tools to secure identity and equality within our society regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sexual identity or sexual expression.”

Trans Latin@ Coalition (TLC) | Los Angeles, CA
“The mission of TransLatin@ Coalition is to advocate for the specific needs of the Trans Latin@ community that resides in the U.S.A. and to plan strategies that improve our quality of life.”

Out People of Color Political Action Club (OutPOCPAC) | New York, NY                                                                                                                                     “OutPOCPAC is a New York City based non-partisan, political club of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirit (LGBTTS) People of Color. It is committed to raising the awareness of elected officials and candidates for public office around issues of primary importance to our communities, as well as to increasing the number of elected officials from our communities.”

Gay Reunion In Our Time (GRIOT) Circle | Brooklyn, NY                           “GRIOT Circle is an advocacy and service organization committed to the dignity, well-being, and quality of life of LGBTQ people of color as we age”

LGBTQ Racial Justice Fund                                                                                         “A collective philanthropic initiative focused on funding organizations seeking to eliminate oppression through systemic change, and address the root causes of injustice for LGBTQ people of color communities.”

Community Kinship Life | Bronx, NY                                                                        “CK Life seeks to provide a network of opportunities and ongoing life affirming experiences that creates  space for Trans people to come into their best possible self.”

Chutney Pride | New York, NY l                                                                                   “Chutney Pride is about uniting (LGBT) individuals and heterosexuals of Caribbean descent by bringing together and blending individuals of diverse backgrounds with a common goal of empowerment. Our cultural events and collaborations are designed to promote a positive environment of support and build access for LGBT Caribbean community to become more aware and involved in issues affecting our community.”

The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA)              “The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) is a federation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations. We seek to build the organizational capacity of local LGBT AAPI groups, develop leadership, promote visibility, educate our community, enhance grassroots organizing, expand collaborations, and challenge homophobia and racism.”

South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA) | New York, NY     “SALGA-NYC serves to promote awareness, acceptance, empowerment, and safe inclusive spaces for people of all sexual and gender identities, who trace their heritage to South Asia or who identify as South Asian.”

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women & Transgender Community
“APIQWTC provides opportunities for Asian & Pacific Islander queer women and transgender people to socialize, network, build community, engage in inter-generational organizing, and increase community visibility.”

The Dari Project                                                                                                                   A national newtork for Korean-American LGBTQI folks.

Poongmul Movement Builders | New York, NY                                                 “PMB is a safe space for Queer Trans Gender Non-Conforming Asian and Pacific Islander identified community members and their allies. We celebrate our visibility, pride, and empowerment through Korean traditional drumming.”

Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) | New York, NY                                                                                                                                     “GAPIMNY is an all-volunteer, membership-based community organization with the mission to empower Queer & Trans API* people to create positive change. We provide a range of political, social, educational, and cultural programming and work in coalition with other community organizations to educate and promote dialogue on issues of race, sexuality, gender, and health.”

Q-Wave | New York, NY                                                                                                   “Q-Wave is a community organization dedicated to strengthening the voices of lesbian / bisexual / queer women and transgender / gender variant people of Asian descent. We strive to build a supportive, progressive community by promoting visibility and empowerment through social, political, and educational organizing.”

hotpot! Philly | Philadelphia, PA                                                                                  “We are a Philadelphia-based gathering working to build community for Queer Asian + Pacific Islander lesbian, bisexual women, trans*, gender variant/queer/non-conforming identified folks through social gatherings, political action and good food.”

Brown Boi Project
“The Brown Boi Project works to transform the way that communities of color talk about gender. We build the leadership, economic self sufficiency, and health of LGBTQ people of color–pipelining them into the social justice movement.”

bkyln boihood | Brooklyn, NY                                                                                        “our mission is to create spaces where black, brown queer and trans bois* and our communities can cultivate stories, dreams and creative work.”

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FIERCE | New York, NY                                                                                                      “FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in New York City”

Project REACH | New York, NY                                                                           “Project Reach is a youth and adult collaboration: a multiracial, multi-gender, grassroots, anti-discrimination, youth organizing center with a clear mission and commitment to challenging the destruction among, of, and between New York City’s disparate youth communities. Implicit in that mission is a vision that recognizes that the empowerment of disenfranchised youth communities is critical and integral to their participation as future leaders in the larger movement for social justice.”



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