In response to the Trump Administration’s ongoing attacks against Trans, GNC, and Intersex people, particularly those of color — as well as the devastating effects the passage of FOSTA & SESTA are having on Trans and GNC sex workers earlier this year — we are fighting back to not only ensure the D.C. Government fulfill their promises to the D.C. Trans Community but that they take critical steps to further protect Trans lives in the heart of the empire. But we need support.
Since April (After the passage of FOSTA/SESTA) our work has looked differently and has shifted towards more towards care giving and supporting those directly impacted — namely Black & Brown Trans Women with housing, emergency care support, jail and legal support, meals, and over the summer started the Organizer In Training Project — providing stipends to Black and Brown Trans Women to learn how to organize and to advocate on their issues. This work of solidarity and mutual aid is so necessary and required in order to support our communities under attack, but it’s not enough.
This is why we are stepping it up in the New Years, we will continue feeding, providing organizing stipends, meals, jail & legal support, housing and finding housing for critically impacted Trans, Non-Binary and Two Spirit people of color and we will be taking the streets strategically. This is why we can’t fall short.
Our communities depend on our ongoing resistance in 2019, just as they need our continued support.