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Trikone

About this Organization
Email
contact@trikone.org

Trikone is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of South Asian descent, who trace their ethnicities to one of the following places: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet. Founded in 1986 in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trikone is the oldest group of its kind in the world.

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Trikone
60 29th Street # 614
San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone: (844) 90-3-KONE (844-903-5663)

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Black Transmen Inc

About this Organization
Email
facebook@blacktransmen.org

Black Transmen, Inc sponsors a new equality movement, empowerment and admiration of African American transmen living life in spite of societal and/or traditional expectations of gender identity. Black Transmen advocates for humanity with specific focus on the concerns affecting African American Transmen. We affirm and celebrate the beauty, strength and uniqueness of the FTM transgender community.

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Black Transmen Inc
1925 E Belt Line Rd
Carrollton TX, 75006
855.454.9310

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The Okra Project

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Email
theokraprojectnyc@gmail.com

The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.     

During the Middle Passage, our African ancestors snuck okra onto captive ships to sustain themselves and plant in the new world. Black Diasporic cooking traditions often use the okra plant for its versatility and it is often associated with health, prosperity, and community. In this spirit, The Okra Project hopes to extend free, delicious, and nutritious meals to Black Trans people experiencing food insecurity. 

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theokraprojectnyc@gmail.com

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Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI)

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Email
media@marshap.org

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.

We intend to reclaim Marsha P. Johnson and our relationship as BLACK trans people to her life and legacy. It is in our reclaiming of Marsha that we give ourselves permission to reclaim autonomy to our minds, to our bodies, and to our futures.  We were founded both as a response to the murders of BLACK trans women and women of color and how that is connected to our exclusion from social justice issues, namely racial, gender, and reproductive justice, as well as gun violence. 

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Brown Boi Project

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info@brownboiproject.org

Launched in 2010, 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.

We are a diverse and broad community, driven by a commitment to racial justice, gender justice, and transforming our privilege of masculinity into a tool for social change. We prioritize support that improves the lives of masculine of center womyn, queer, and trans people of people of color; work that transforms the lives of women and girls; and introduces new alliances and tools for challenging racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia across our communities. 

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436-14th Street
5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

510.962.6999

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Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (Familia:TQLM)

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Email
info@familiatqlm.org

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (Familia:TQLM) works at the local and national levels to achieve the collective liberation of trans, queer, and gender nonconforming Latinxs through building community, organizing, advocacy, and education.

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Press Inquires
press@familiatqlm.org

Organizing Inquires
umi@familiatqlm.org

General Inquires
info@familiatqlm.org

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TransLatin@ Coalition

About this Organization
Email
hola@translatinacoalition.org

The TransLatin@ Coalition (TLC) was founded in 2009 by a group of Transgender and Gender nonconforming and Intersex (TGI) immigrant women in Los Angeles, California, as a grassroots response to address the specific needs of TGI Latin@ immigrants who live in the United States.

Since then, the agency has become a nationally recognized organization with representation in 10 different states across the U.S. and provides direct services to TGI individuals in Los Angeles. In 2015, The TransLatin@ Coalition identified the urgent need to provide direct services to empower TGI people in response to structural, institutional, and interpersonal violence, and the Center for Violence Prevention and Transgender Wellness was born. Since then, the organization has secured funding from the state and local government sources as well as several private foundations and organizations to provide direct services to all TGI individuals in Los Angeles County (LAC). TLC’s primary focus is to change the landscape of access to services for TGI people and provide access to comprehensive resource and services that will improve the quality of life of TGI people.

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The TransLatin@ Coalition
3055 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 350
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)

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Address: P.O. Box 14268, Washington, DC 20044
Telephone #: 202-833-2232 Fax #: 202-986-9332 Helpline #: 202-833-2233
Email Address: info@dvrp.org
Website: www.dvrp.org
Language Capacity: Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Cambodian, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Mongolian, Pampango, Punjabi, Shanghainese, Sinhala, Tagalog, Ilokano, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese
Publications: Project AWARE needs assessment of A/PI women in Washington, DC; DV Awareness Toolkit (multiple languages)

Direct services; advocacy; referrals; technical assistance to providers serving Asians/Pacific Islanders; public awareness and education campaigns; case management; survivor empowerment groups; community resources.

  • Support services and help-line
  • Asian-specific program
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Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)

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Address: 1627 K Street. N.W., Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone/Helpline #: 202-393-3572 Fax #: 202-315-0375
(Chinese: ext. 18; Hindi/Urdu, ext. 19; Vietnamese: ext. 20; Korean: ext. 21)
Email Address: helpline@apalrc.org
Website: www.apalrc.org
Language Capacity: Cantonese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese
Publication: Developing and Maintaining a Successful Legal
Referral Helpline for Immigrant Communities: A How To Handbook

Direct legal services; multilingual legal referral helpline; legal interpreter project; advocacy; Legal Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence Project; Crime Victims Assistance Partnership (victim compensation program); Housing and Community Development Project; Reaching the Dream” Project (help undocumented youth); Legal Assistance for Domestic Workers Project; civil rights advocacy; walk-in clinics and workshops.

  • I&R: Information & Referral
  • Support services and help-line
  • Asian-specific program
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Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)

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Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) is an award-winning, nationally recognized nonprofit that provides holistic services to help refugee and immigrant women and families thrive.

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Address: 4008 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
Telephone #: 206-721-0243 Fax #: 206-721-0282 Helpline #: 1-888-847-7205
Website: www.rewa.org
Language Capacity: Amharic, Cambodian, Farsi, Laotian, Mandarin, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Thai, Tigrigna, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Publications: Videos on sexual assault in Cambodian, Chinese, Ethiopian, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese communities

Behavioral health services (counseling); case management; advocacy; legal assistance; support services to immigrant and refugee victims of family violence and trafficking; support groups for refugee and immigrant battered women and those at risk of becoming victims of domestic violence; community education and outreach; training; Information and referrals; employment and vocational training; ESL classes; housing and homelessness prevention; naturalization and legal services

  • Shelter and 24-hour hotline
  • I&R: Information & Resources
  • Support services for residents and non-residents
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