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Black Trans Advocacy Mission & History


Each day transgender people are faced with bias that affects all areas of life. The National Transgender Discrimination Survey, Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents reports, Black trans and gender non-conforming people reported experiencing the highest levels of discrimination of all transgender people based on the combination of anti-transgender bias with structural and individual racism.

Key Issues that are faced by the black trans community as a result of discrimination are inequities in income, education, employment, housing, health, legal justice and interfaith support.



Through the Black Trans Advocacy Program, the Black Transmen Inc & Black Transwomen Inc and Black Trans International Pageantry System organizations have joined together in the only social justice program developed to collectively address inequities faced in the black trans human experience. Black Trans Advocacy is a fiscally sponsored program empowered by 
Black Transmen Inc, a 501c3 non profit organization.


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.

The Black Trans Advocacy program provides referral services, case management and direct services within ten components served through our national advocacy network and state chapter coalitions: Community Outreach, Human Services, Education & Training,Health & Wellness, Economic Development, Community Outreach, Legal & Public Policy and Faith & Healing.

The Black Trans Advocacy program also includes the Annual National Black Trans Advocacy Conference that further extends the Black Trans Advocacy social justice agenda and outreach programs to over 300 LGBT, gender variant families and allies worldwide. All Black Trans Advocacy Programs are offered free to local communities and services are provided by community volunteers.


 Transgender Convening Clip - Rev. Mitchell from Arcus Foundation on Vimeo.


Black Trans Advocacy Informational

Join a global network of community and corporate citizens working together to advance Black Trans Equality. Black Trans Advocacy invites you to attend our National Black Trans Advocacy Informational, an open house meeting for potential members, volunteers, agency partners and donors who are interested in advancing black trans equality and the investment of black trans advocacy programs. Please sign-up here to receive your invitation to attend our next conference call meeting. 


“Without community, there is no liberation...but community must not mean a shedding of our differences, nor the pathetic pretense that these differences do not exist.”

― Audre Lorde