Queer and Trans People of Color Resources

Below is a list of various resources for Queer and Trans People of Color. It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive. If you know of additional resources to add, please contact Jennifer Herrera, associate director of the Anderson Freeman Resource Center, at jherrera@middlebury.edu.

General Resources

The Audre Lorde Project
 is a center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit and Transgender people of color communities and contains information on many organizations serving LGBT People of Color. Their hotline is available at 718-596-0342.

Black Girl Dangerous is a place where queer and trans* people of color can make their voices hear don the issues that interest and directly affect them.

Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project, a project of United We Dream, seeks to organize and empower LGBTQ undocumented people, LGBTQ immigrants and allies through grassroots organizing, leadership development, advocacy and engage in alliance building between the LGBTQ and immigrant rights movements in order to fight for the rights and dignity of both communities.

Pipeline Project is a recruitment, retention, and leadership advancement initiative. The initiative’s goals are to produce programs and engage in activities that together represent a long-term effort to increase the number of people of color working within the nation’s LGBT rights, service and advocacy sector, and ultimately increase the level of diversity in the leadership of our movement.

Social Justice Sexuality Project is one of the largest national surveys of Black, Latina/o, Asian and Pacific Islander, and multiracial lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Asian American and Pacific Islander

Asian Pacific Islander Family Pride is an organization whose vision is the recognition and acceptance among Asian and Pacific islander families of the sexual and gender diversity within our cultures.

Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council is a network of Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ organizations and alliances whose mission is to provide and cultivate support, resources and advocacy to the API LGBTQ communities.

Asian Pacific Islander Queer Women and Transgender Coalition 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.

Banyan Tree is a national community mobilization and social marketing campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding HIV/AIDS in Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities.

DeQH (Desi lgbtQ Helpline for Queer South Asians) is a coalition based in the U.S. DeQH offers free, confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information and resources by telephone for LGBTQ South Asian individuals, families and friends around the globe.

Korean-Americans United for Equality (KUE) is an alliance of multigenerational straight and LGBTQI Korean-Americans committed to promoting sexual and gender equality.

NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance) is a federation of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander organizations. NQAPIA seeks to build the capacity of local LGBT AAPI organizations, invigorate grassroots organizing, develop leadership, and challenge homophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant bias.

Queer Asian Pacific – Islander Alliance is committed to providing a supportive social, political, and educational environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and questioning people of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage in the Boston and New England area.

Queer South Asian National Network: QSANN’s mission is to connect, strengthen, and support queer South Asian organizations, leaders, and community members in building sustainable and inclusive communities that practice and mobilize around racial and gender justice, LGBTQIA+ liberation, and intersectional movement building within and beyond our own identities.

Shades of Yellow (SOY) is the first and only Hmong LGBTQ nonprofit organization in the world that works to provide support, education, advocacy, and leadership development to Hmong LGBTQ and allies. SOY is made up of a diverse group of community members, constituents, and allies.

Trikone offers a supportive, empowering & non-judgmental environment where LGBTQ South Asians & their allies can meet, make connections, and proudly promote awareness & acceptance of their sexual identity.

Visibility Project is a national portrait + video project dedicated to the Queer Asian American Women, Trans, and Gender non-conforming communities. The Visibility Project breaks barriers through powerful imagery and storytelling. 

Black & African American

Black LGBT Archivists Society of Philadelphia serves as a vehicle for creating, collecting, preserving and exhibiting Black LGBT history in and around Philadelphia, PA.

Black Transman Inc is the first 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.

Gay Men Of African Descent is committed to empowering gay men of African descent through education, social support, political advocacy and health and wellness promotion. Their hotline is available at 212-414-9344

National Black Justice Coalition is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

National Center for Black Equity works to promote a multinational LGBT network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination.

Zuna advocates for Black lesbian position on national issues and brings a collective Black lesbian community into a national presence.

Latin@ and Latinx

A la Familia is a bilingual project that promotes inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people within communidades Latinas

BIENESTAR is a non-profit social service organization dedicated to positively impacting the health and well-being of the Latino community in Southern California.  They have launched campaigns in combating homophobia and promoting HIV awareness and education.

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement seeks to build a national organization to address, organize, educate and advocate for the issues that are important to the LGBTQ Latin@ community.

Guía de Recursos Para Salir del Clóset: as part of the Human Rights Campaign, this guide advises Spanish-speaking individuals on how to come out for the first time.

Unid@s, the National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Human Rights Organization, works to create a multi-issue approach for advocacy, education and convening of and for our communities.

Unity Coalition is an advocacy organization that was created in 2002. Unity provides opportunities to contact your lawmakers, policy work, community building, and trainings for Latin@s who identify as LGBTQ.

Middle Eastern and Arab American

Al-Bab aims to provide an electronic gateway to information about the Arab world, including LGBTQ topics and news articles.

Bint el Nas serves the needs and interests of women who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer (including female-to-male and male-to-female trans* people in any state of transition), and who are identified ethnically or culturally with the Arab world, regardless of where they live.

Gay Middle Eastern Men's Group is a group for support, personal growth and belonging, exploring unique influences and ways of being, which are both gay and Middle Eastern.

Southwest Asian and North African Bay Area Queers is a group and discussion forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersexed (LGBTI) people who are Afghan, Arab, Armenian, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Berber (Amazigh), Chaldean, Copt, Cypriot, Iranian (Persian), Kazakh, Kurd, Kyrgyz, Maltese, Syriac (Aramaic), Tajik, Turkmen, Turk, and Uzbek living in Northern California.

Native American and Indigenous

East Coast Two Spirit Society is a member of the National Two Spirit Confederacy. As a member of the Confederacy, we are able to advocate for and promote change in policy, in public perception of Two Spirit people, and for change on municipal, state and federal levels.

Native Youth Sexual Health Network is an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice throughout the United States and Canada.

Two Spirit Collective is the result of the First Nations Collective whom came together out of a shared commitment to social justice work with an intersectional approach that honors their full selves through education, bearing witness to each others’ lives, and personal and spiritual sustainability in the larger social justice and LGBTQ movement.

Trans & Gender Variant

Brooklyn Boihood is a collective that champions healthy masculinity, intersectionality of identities and anti- misogyny for bois* of color all over the world.

The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving racial and gender justice.

Kokumomedia is a multimedia production company that uses music, film, literature, and philanthropy to illuminate the experiences of TGI (Trans*, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex) people of color.

Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) seeks to empower the community by building a pipeline of activists engaging and connecting with one another to create a holistic movement of support, resources, and education by and for transpeople of color. 

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Women of Color

Incite! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans* people of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.

Queer Women of Color Media Wire is a media advocacy organization and online platform that amplifies the voices of lesbian, bisexual, queer, transgender, and intersex people of color around the world

QWOCMAP (Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project) promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films/ videos that address the vital social justice issues that concern queer women of color and communities. 

TransWomen of Color Collective aims to build community and uplift the narratives, lived experiences and leadership of trans and gender non-conforming people of color.