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If You Really Want To Help, Hold Off On That Text And Donate To These Organizations Supporting Black Trans People

As we continue to examine the ways in which institutionalized racism has affected people of color, namely Black people, it’s important to us to highlight a particularly marginalized group in particular.

Black trans people face very specific structural, institutional, and personal barriers that keep them from progressing in the ways that others have. According to TheTaskForce.org, “Black transgender people had an extremely high unemployment rate at 26 percent, two times the rate of the overall transgender sample and four times the rate of the general population.” While other statistics stood out from the report by TheTaskForce, perhaps the most devastating is that nearly half of Black trans people responding to a survey reported having attempted suicide.

There’s no doubt that the Black trans people of our communities are suffering and they are in need of our help. Here’s a look at a few organizations setting out to do so.

Homeless Black Trans Woman Fund

The Homeless Black Trans Woman Fund provides support and funds to Black trans women in Atlanta who are sex workers and homeless. The fund works to give women cell phones, housing, food, and other necessities. According to the fund’s founder, Jesse Pratt López, “Atlanta has almost no resources for Transgender women, so I took matters into my own hands.”

Donate to the fund here.

The Okra Project

The Okra Project is a collective bringing healthy and home-cooked meals to Black trans people across the country. The project organizes and pays for Black trans chefs to go into the homes of other Black transgender people and cook them a free meal.

Donate to the fund here.

Trans Women of Color Survival Fund

The Trans Women of Color Survival Fund offers financial services for trans women of color by providing them with food, fares for transportation, hygiene products, and clothing.

Donate to the fund here.

For The Gworls

For The Gworls is a collective that was started by a Black trans woman and a nonbinary Black person to assist Black transgender people with rent and gender-affirming surgeries.

Donate to the fund here.

Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund

The Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund was created to support Black trans protestors with access to bail funds and medical care. Money collected from Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund is redistributed to Black trans-led organizations.

Donate to the fund through Paypal and Cash App here.

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