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The Transgender Training Institute

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

PO Box 11713
Philadelphia, Pennyslvania 19104

Notes

"We provide virtual and in-person professional development and personal growth trainings that engage, inspire and empower our participants. Our trainings are facilitated by our team of transgender and non-binary educators."

"TTI hosts several in-person and virtual courses for people who want to learn directly from us. Dr. Green leads our Training-of-Trainers (TOT) courses online and in locations around the US, our Core Training Team and & Ally Training Teams collaborate on our Ally/Advocate Training Camps (ATC), and our Senior Training Team members host specialized ATCs. We are now offering all of our courses online, and also host webinars on a range of topics."

"TTI facilitates interactive and engaging trainings that help to build more affirming environments for transgender and non-binary people. We provide professional development and personal growth trainings, and every training is customized based on the needs of our clients. TTI facilitates in-person trainings onsite across the US, and provides offsite trainings remotely or virtually."

"TTI’s team members combine their content matter expertise, formal training as educators, and in-depth knowledge of transgender and non-binary communities to help clients striving to be fully affirming of transgender and non-binary people. Our services include support with curriculum design and review, climate assessments, policy review, program evaluation, online courses, capacity building, and technical assistance."

True Colors United

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

311 West 43rd Street
12th Floor
New York, New York 10036

Contact Info

Phone: (212) 461-4401
Email:

Notes

"True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people." While True Colors United is not a direct service provider, it functions as a technical assistance provider for existing shelters to help them become more inclusive for LGBTQ youth seeking services.

"We're creating a world where all young people can be their true selves. LGBTQ young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than all other youth. We believe that when services are safe for and affirming of the most impacted young people, they’ll be safe and affirming for everyone."
"Through a wide array of advocacy, training & education, youth collaboration, and technical assistance programs, True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people."

Of specific note:
-Black Lives Action Center (https://truecolorsunited.org/black-lives-action-center/) contains resources for those working at the intersections of homelessness and Black liberation
-Coronavirus Resource Center (https://truecolorsunited.org/coronavirus-action-resource-center/) contains resources for those seeking and providing services in the midst of the pandemic
-Online Learning Community (https://learn.truecolorsunited.org/) contains free toolkits and online courses for direct service providers on topics such as LGBT youth homelessness, youth collaboration, and project management

Youth OUTright WNC Inc

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Pride March/Festival/Parade
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

PO Box 1893
Asheville, NC 28802

Contact Info

Phone: 8287382397

Notes

"Founded in 2009, Youth OUTright WNC, Inc. (YO) is the only youth advocacy and leadership non-profit organization in the region solely dedicated to empowering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, asexual and allied (LGBTQIA+) youth ages 11-20 in Western North Carolina. Based on 2010 U.S. Census figures, it is estimated that there could be more than 4,000 LGBTQ youth in our 18-county region."

"We engage and support LGBTQIA+ youth ages 11-20 to be confident, resilient and compassionate community members. We envision a world where youth of all gender and sexual identities are empowered to reach their full potential. We provide information, support and resources in a safer, inclusive and affirming environment."

Queer Appalachia

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Indigenous/Native Communities
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Other (Community and Support)
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"Queer Appalachia is an artist collective. Anyone is welcome at our table regardless of addiction status, mental health, socioeconomic status, identity, race or how "out" you are. When we use hashtags like #nooneisdisposable, it's not marketing or branding. We invite anyone to work along side us. For far too long, depictions of these regions have been white-washed and have made invisible the communities of color that live and struggle alongside us. We acknowledge the necessity for our work to not emulate these patterns and seek that both the project and its contributors accurately and appropriately reflect our diverse community."
Projects and Efforts Include: Harm Reduction; Transformative Justice; 'Electric Dirt' (magazine celebrating Queer voices and identities from Appalachia and the South); Community SOS & Rapid Response Funding; monthly Spotify playlist. Continuously evolving, so check website for new projects and efforts.

Transylvania County NAACP

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Immigration
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

PO Box 303
Brevard, North Carolina 28172

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"The NAACP is a newcomer to Transylvania County, but not at all to the struggle. Our organization has fought for justice against racism in all forms and for equality nationwide since 1909. The Transylvania County branch was founded in 2014 with the mission of adding to the cause of racial equality its commitment to equality for all: voters, women, students, the LGBT community, immigrants, workers, taxpayers, those in need of health care and all people of color. We are also working for environmental justice on the state and national levels, particularly in the Duke Power Coal Ash spills that have polluted groundwater and rivers in North Carolina and in preventing fracking."
Issues include: Criminal Justice; Economic Justice; Environmental Justice; Immigrant Rights; LGBT Rights; Medicaid Expansion; Public Education; Voting Rights; Women's Rights.

North Carolina Black Leadership Organizing and Collective

Provides LGBTQ+Friendly services

Services

  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Youth Services

Location

Statewide

Contact Info

Phone:

Notes

"North Carolina Black Leadership and Organizing Collective (NC BLOC) is a statewide mass movement formation composed of strong, publicly-active, left, Black and POC-led institutions (organizations, business, schools, etc.) and community leaders who are dedicated to creating and implementing strategies focused on advancing Black and marginalized communities across North Carolina."

Projects and statewide networks include:
- Black University (a statewide network of politically educated students, professors, and administrators from North Carolina's Historically Black Colleges-Universities);
- NC Statewide Police Accountability Network ("a statewide Alliance of North Carolina organizations who agree to work together collectively to amplify the voices and the work happening in our local communities");
- NC Black Womens Roundtable ("network of Black, progressive women who are committed to collectively building power for women in our communities");
- Amplified Voices ("A network of Black communications strategies, visionary practitioners, storytellers, community members interested in communications field or storytellers.")

SONG: Southerners on New Ground

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • People with Disabilities
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

561 W Whitehall Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Contact Info

Phone: (404) 549-8628

Notes

"SONG envisions a sustainable South that embodies the best of its freedom traditions and works towards the transformation of our economic, social, spiritual, and political relationships. We envision a multi-issue southern justice movement that unites us across class, age, race, ability, gender, immigration status, and sexuality; a movement in which LGBTQ people – poor and working class, immigrant, people of color, rural – take our rightful place as leaders shaping our region’s legacy and future. We are committed to restoring a way of being that recognizes our collective humanity and dependence on the Earth.
MISSION: SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing."
Includes chapters across various Southern US states.

Southern Fried Queer Pride

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Mental Health
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Indigenous/Native Communities
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

National

Notes

"SFQP envisions a world where Black and QTPOC artists and leaders are employed and owners in the regional South. Black and brown queer folks are often the drivers of culture, but often lack the autonomy and resources needed to support themselves and their communities. Our mission to uplift them, give them the platforms they need, and help create an environment and culture that sustains them."
Programming includes social events; community/educational events; festivals and art events.

House of GG

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Trans Legal Aid (Change of Name/Gender Marker)
  • Adults Questioning Their Sexuality/Gender Identity
  • Ally Training and Education
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • People with Disabilities
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Professional Development/Scholarships
  • Seniors/Elderly/Aging
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming
  • Youth Services

Location

P.O. Box 26165
Little Rock, Arkansas 72221

Contact Info

Phone: 501-904-5216
Email:

Notes

"The Griffin-Gracy Educational Retreat & Historical Center’s (a.k.a. “House of GG”) mission is to create programs, services, and resources that positively impact the lives, history, and visibility of Transgender, gender-questioning, and gender-nonconforming people. We do this through programs that promote healing justice, resilience, and organizing among our communities, particularly by and for transgender women of color, to remove barriers that inhibit our survival."
"Founded and led by Trans and gender nonconforming people and our allies, we create safe and transformative spaces where members of our community can heal—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—from the trauma arising from generations of transphobia, racism, sexism, poverty, ableism and violence, and nurture them into tomorrow’s leaders. We currently primarily focus on supporting and nurturing the leadership of Transgender women of color living in the U.S. South."

Freedom Fund

Provides LGBTQ+Focused services

Services

  • Immigration/Asylum
  • Other (Legal)
  • Black/African Diaspora
  • Immigration
  • Mutual Aid/Direct Giving/Fundraising
  • Persons of Color/P.O.C.
  • Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming

Location

National

Contact Info

Phone: 786-233-8969

Notes

"The Freedom Fund secures the release of low-income people held in jail or immigration detention simply because they can't afford bail, with focus on LGBTQ individuals."
"We work to build a critical mass against the mass detention of LGBTQ individuals."