Good transgender charities work.
They help transgender people.
And the projects that help them are just as important as those that support the general population.
But what about projects that don’t help transgender Americans?
What are some of the best charities for that?
We recently conducted a survey of more than 1,300 organizations in support of transgender people, focusing on projects that directly impact the lives of transgender Americans.
The following are some highlights from that survey.
We also took a look at some of our favorite charities and gave them a few recommendations.1.
National Center for Transgender EqualityNational Center for Trans Equality (NCTE) is an organization that works to end violence against transgender people and build safe spaces.
The organization offers resources, educational materials, and grants for transgender people living in the U.S. to be able to live free of violence and to be treated with dignity.
The NCTE also offers resources to help transgender youth and young adults.
In addition to providing guidance to transgender youth, the organization also provides information and support services to transgender individuals who have been victims of hate crime or sexual assault.2.
Transgender Equality National Network (TEN)TEN was created in 1997 by a group of transgender women who identified as feminists, lesbians, and bisexuals.
They are the first transgender women-led feminist organization.
They focus on empowering women of color, and they support organizations that provide resources for transgender women of all genders and orientations.
They also support trans-inclusive educational opportunities and programs for all people of color.
They have worked with organizations like National Center on Trans* Issues and Equality Now to develop strategies for preventing and responding to transphobic hate crimes and violence.3.
The Trevor ProjectThe Trevor Project is an LGBTQ youth and gender nonconforming service organization based in Atlanta.
The group provides free, confidential, and medically-informed sexual and reproductive health services and referrals for LGBT youth in the Atlanta metro area.
The goal of the organization is to help LGBTQ youth transition out of a sexual orientation and into a gender identity and expression that matches their identity.
In the past decade, the group has helped over 15,000 LGBTQ youth.4.
National Transgender Discrimination SurveyThe NCTE and the Trevor Project have partnered to conduct a nationwide survey on transgender people’s experiences with discrimination and violence, and to examine the role of LGBTQ+ organizations and people of colour in transphobia.
The survey is intended to provide data about the experiences of transgender and genderqueer people of all identities.5.
Equality Now Equality Now is an advocacy organization that has been working to end transphophobia for more than 25 years.
They provide information and services to LGBTQ people in the South, including resources to transition to a non-binary gender identity.
The organisation also supports LGBTQ+ education, advocacy, and legal advocacy.6.
Transgender Law CenterTransgender Law Center is a nonjudgmental, grassroots organization that provides legal and legal education to trans and gender-nonconforming people of conscience, including transgender people of Color.
They work with local LGBTQ organizations to promote legal equality for LGBTQ people of faith, gender identity, and sexual orientation.7.
Transgender Media CenterThe TransMedia Center has been a champion for LGBTQ+ media since it was founded in 1995.
The Center provides a platform for LGBTQ journalists, filmmakers, writers, and other voices to reach a broader audience.
They regularly host LGBTQ+ events to educate LGBTQ+ communities on topics like LGBTQ+ civil rights and equality.8.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored PeopleThe National Association of the Advanceing Colored Peoples (NAACP) has been at the forefront of the fight against discrimination against transgender and non-conforming communities for decades.
They fight for equal employment opportunities, equal pay for equal work, and for access to education, housing, and social services for LGBTQ Americans.
They advocate for equal pay and benefits for transgender workers, LGBTQ people, and all people with disabilities.9.
The Trans Youth AllianceTrans Youth Alliance works to build positive, safe, and inclusive communities that welcome, support, and embrace all transgender and trans-queer youth.
The Alliance offers services to support transgender and transgender-inclusive youth through education, employment, and housing, while they are still learning their identities.10.
American Cancer SocietyThe American Cancer Survey is the largest national survey of cancer survivors.
They collect data about cancer, family, and community, which they then use to develop new treatments.
The results of the survey can be used by doctors to guide treatments, research, and patient advocacy.
They offer the most comprehensive information on cancer and transgender people to date.11.
Transgender Women’s Health Association Transgender Women Health Association (TWHMHA) provides support and resources to transgender women, including their healthcare needs, and also to people of different sexual orientations and gender identities.
The TWHMHA offers resources and services for transgender and sexual minority people to transition into gender non-consensual, gender-confused, and gender fluid identities.12