The Trans (Anti-Hate) Narrative Fund
The Trans (Anti-Hate) Narrative Fund is a critical initiative aimed at combating anti-trans propaganda through narrative-based projects. Recognizing the immense importance of shifting narratives to promote understanding and acceptance, this fund focuses on supporting creative endeavors in print, social ads, documentaries, podcasts, and art projects.
In today's complex landscape, countering anti-trans narratives requires significant resources. Right-wing groups such as the Heritage Foundation and Focus on the Family and wealthy Dominionism believers have long invested substantial efforts to push their fringe agenda on the American public. California TRANScends acknowledges the magnitude of this challenge and seeks to provide a robust response.
By amplifying the voices and experiences of trans people and allies through various mediums, including print publications, thought-provoking social media campaigns, enlightening documentaries, engaging podcasts, and impactful art projects, the fund aims to counter the harmful narratives perpetuated by anti-trans groups.
Notably, California TRANScends recognizes that combating the influence of wealthy mega-donors and secretive organizations is crucial in preserving a fair and democratic society. We understand that allowing a small group of ultra-wealthy conservatives to exert their agenda without scrutiny poses a threat to our democratic values.
Through this initiative, the fund aims to shed light on the actions of these mega-donors, exposing their attempts to erode our democracy and subvert the electoral process. By providing support to narrative projects that challenge their influence and empower marginalized communities, the fund seeks to reclaim the narrative space and foster a more inclusive society.
The Trans (Anti-Hate) Narrative Fund is necessary for countering anti-trans propaganda. We aim to bring these issues to the forefront, urging society to examine the forces at play and work collectively to safeguard democratic principles.
The Trans (Anti-Hate) Narrative Fund stands as a powerful initiative in the battle against anti-trans narratives. Investing in narrative-based projects across various mediums, we aim to dismantle harmful stereotypes, challenge the influence of wealthy conservatives, and foster a society that embraces the rights and dignity of transgender Americans. The pursuit of happiness applies to trans people too.
In the face of well-funded conservative groups, your support is crucial to ensuring that the narrative around transgender issues is shifted towards one of acceptance, respect, and equality. Together, we can combat anti-trans propaganda and create a more just and compassionate society. Join California TRANScends in this crucial fight by becoming a partner and making a donation today.
TRANSConnected: Empowering Trans Communities in Conservative-Controlled Counties
In the face of discriminatory legislation and hostile environments, trans individuals have long been subjected to societal rejection, violence, and limited access to essential services such as healthcare, housing, and employment. It is within this context that TRANSconnected has emerged, providing a lifeline for those who are desperate for support and assistance.
TRANSconnected will operate as a system that connects trans people with vital resources and safe spaces. It will serve as a network of compassionate individuals, organizations, and allies who understand the urgency and necessity of helping those in need.
TRANSconnected seeks to amplify the voices of trans individuals in these counties, advocating for their rights and challenging the discriminatory policies that perpetuate their marginalization. By fostering a sense of community and solidarity, the network empowers trans individuals to assert their identities proudly and fight for the rights they deserve.
The success of TRANSconnected would not be possible without the support and collaboration of allies. It is imperative to build bridges with individuals, organizations, and policymakers who are willing to challenge the status quo and work towards a more inclusive society.
Through partnerships with local LGBTQ+ organizations, legal advocacy groups, healthcare providers, and community centers, TRANSconnected will expand its reach and impact. By joining forces with like-minded individuals and organizations, we can create a powerful force for change that transcends political boundaries and fosters a more inclusive and accepting society for all.
TRANSconnected is a testament to the resilience and strength of trans communities in conservative-controlled counties. In the face of adversity, this clandestine national network has emerged as a lifeline, providing essential resources and support to those in need. By empowering trans individuals and fostering a sense of community, we can work towards a future where every person—regardless of their gender identity—can live a life of dignity, equality, and opportunity.
Sister to Cister
Sister to Cister is a transformative project dedicated to fostering allyship and building a strong sense of community between Black trans women and Black cis women. Our mission is to create spaces where we can come together, share experiences, and empower one another through events, workshops, and quarterly group meetings.
At Sister to Cister, we understand the importance of building connections and supporting each other within our shared Black identity. We recognize that the experiences of Black trans women and Black cis women are uniquely intertwined, and it is through allyship and understanding that we can create positive change.
Through our carefully curated events and workshops, we provide opportunities for education, dialogue, and empowerment. Our events range from panel discussions featuring influential voices from the Black trans and cis communities to allyship-building workshops that equip us with the tools to navigate various challenges we may encounter.
Our quarterly group meetings serve as a safe and supportive space for open discussions, sharing personal stories, and offering advice. We believe that by coming together regularly, we can cultivate a sense of belonging, foster lasting connections, and strengthen our community bonds.
Sister to Cister recognizes the need for community support and allyship in the face of societal challenges and discrimination. By building bridges between Black trans women and Black cis women, we aim to dismantle barriers, promote understanding, and create a powerful force for positive change.
Join us on this transformative journey as we celebrate the beauty and resilience of Black trans women and Black cis women, while forging a path towards a more inclusive and equitable society. Together, we can create a world where every individual is embraced, supported, and empowered.
TRANScendNation: Empowering Trans Lives, Advocating for Civil Rights
TRANScendNation is a dynamic and powerful civil rights movement project that aims to bring about transformative change for transgender individuals across the nation. With a resolute focus on promoting equality and justice, this initiative is dedicated to advancing the civil rights of all transgender people, particularly emphasizing the needs and experiences of Black and Brown transgender communities.
By establishing robust coalitions on both state and national levels, TranscendNation works collaboratively to address human rights abuses, health disparities, intolerance, scarcity, and societal oppression that disproportionately affect the transgender community. Through rapid response initiatives, policy advocacy, and community mobilization, we strive to create a more inclusive and affirming society for all transgender individuals.
Our vision extends beyond mere recognition; we seek to drive systemic change by elevating the voices of transgender-led community organizations and building a solid network of support throughout the country. By identifying shared public health-related priorities, developing comprehensive public health frameworks, and advocating for equitable policies, TRANScendNation aims to promote health equity and well-being for transgender individuals in every corner of the nation.
California TRANScends Events and Policy Advocacy:
California TRANScends is a dynamic initiative that combines powerful events and impactful policy advocacy to drive positive change for transgender individuals across the state. We have achieved significant milestones and made a tangible impact through our diverse range of activities.
Rise for Black Trans Lives: A powerful event dedicated to raising awareness about the urgent issues faced by Black transgender individuals and advocating for their rights and safety.
National Trans Visibility March: An inclusive and empowering march aimed at increasing visibility and representation for transgender people on a national scale.
Trans The Halls: A Christmas mental health respite for trans individuals, offering a safe space for celebration and support during the holiday season.
TransGiving: A Thanksgiving mental health respite that provides trans individuals with a nurturing environment to connect, share, and find solace during the holiday season.
Sacramento Queer and Trans Juneteenth: A celebratory event that honors and uplifts Black trans and queer Sacramento residents on the historic occasion of Juneteenth.
Honoring Our Transcestors: A Trans Day of Remembrance event that pays tribute to Black, Brown, and API trans people who have lost their lives due to violence and discrimination.
Sacramento’s BIPOC Queer and Trans Vision Board Workshop: A vision boarding workshop designed to promote mental health and well-being for BIPOC queer and trans individuals.
Elk Grove Pride: Co-organizers of Elk Grove Pride, an inclusive celebration of LGBTQIA+ diversity and community.
California TRANScends has been actively engaged in policy advocacy, working towards legislative changes and initiatives that promote transgender health equity and civil rights. Some of the bills we have co-sponsored include:
SB923 - TGI Inclusive Healthcare Act: A bill aimed at ensuring inclusive healthcare for transgender, gender nonconforming, and intersex individuals.
AB2315 - Affirm and Gender Identification: A bill that affirms the right of individuals to have their gender identity recognized on identification documents.
SB107 - Gender-Affirming Care/Sanctuary Bill: A bill advocating for gender-affirming care and creating safe spaces for transgender individuals.
AB2218 - Trans Health and Equity Fund: A bill that establishes a fund to support transgender health initiatives and address health disparities.
AB1487 - Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Wellness Re-entry Fund (TGI Re-entry Fund): A bill creating a fund to support the well-being and successful re-entry of transgender, gender variant, and intersex individuals.
Through our events and policy advocacy, California TRANScends has successfully amplified the voices of Black and Brown trans individuals. We have fostered a sense of community, raised awareness about pressing issues, and worked towards dismantling systems of oppression. The impact of our work aligns with the mission of The Endowment, and we are grateful for their support in driving positive change for all people.