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Advocacy & Access

Trans Lab

A NYC-based fellowship for Trans & Gender Nonconforming theatre artists. Plays by trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) writers are a rarity in American theater. As transgender stories are co-opted, commercialized, and misrepresented by cisgender writers, Trans Lab fellowship supports the creation of a critical mass of TGNC plays by TGNC writers. Run by Key member Kit Yan (They/She/He).

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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

Founded in 2003, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is based upon gender identity and expression and to achieve equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

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The Transgender Training Institute

The Transgender Training Institute (TTI) provides national training and consulting services that are informed/provided by transgender and non-binary people, for the benefit of transgender and non-binary communities. TTI provides personal growth and professional development trainings that engage, inspire, and empower our participants. This includes onsite trainings, Ally/Advocate Training Camp, and the publication of the Teaching Transgender Tool Kit.

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The Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence. The SRLP offers legal assistance to those needing help with name changes, IDs, immigration, and more.

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Project Am I Right

Actors for ethical representation in casting for stage and screen. “For actors from underrepresented groups, simply showing up at an audition can be activism. For white, cisgender, non-disabled actors, choosing not to audition can be equally powerful.” Project Am I Right offers workshops, casting assistance, consultation, and other services.

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National Organization for Women

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

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National LGBTQ Task Force

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. Their goal is to build a future where everyone is free to be themselves in every aspect of their lives. The National LGBTQ Task Force allows individuals to take action and get involved directly with their Advocacy and Action Team.

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National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization, creating life-saving change for transgender people. The NCTE advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice. The NCTE also provides resources for transgender people and allies.

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MyPronouns.Org Resources

A list of videos, articles, and more regarding the importance of pronouns.

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Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. HRC also offers numerous resources for LGBTQ individuals as well as allies on their website.

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GLSEN - Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network

GLSEN was founded in 1990 by a small, but dedicated group of teachers in Massachusetts who came together to improve an education system that too frequently allows its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students to be bullied, discriminated against, or fall through the cracks. Over 25 years later, that small group has grown into the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ students.

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Equality Federation

Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people. From Equality Florida to Freedom Oklahoma to Basic Rights Oregon, they amplify the power of the state-based LGBTQ movement. Equality Federation also offers numerous resources by state for LGBTQ indviduals to get involved in activist movements

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Gender Pronouns Guide

A deep-dive guide created by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee about pronoun use, gender inclusive pronouns, and a history of gender inclusive pronouns.

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GLAAD - Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. GLAAD has numerous resources available for LGBTQ individuals, and their resources are delightfully intersectional!

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