Advocacy is a key component to our organization.
We focus on addressing the needs and issues of our community by working with local and national organizations and political groups to change the landscape and livelihood of trans people.
We do this through:
Community Led Campaigns
We believe in the power of the people and our ability to create change. We use community led campaigns to create visibility around the issues our community faces and mobilize people on the ground. Our current campaigns include:
#FreeAlejandra: Alejandra Barrera is the longest detained trans woman in Cibola Detention Facility. She is transgender Latina immigrant who was forced to flee El Salvador due to discrimination and violence, her home country in which she has spent years fighting for respect and dignity of transgender people. Upon leaving El Salvador, Alejandra was detained and placed in Cibola detention facility in New Mexico. We have organized this national campaign to get her free. Read more about this campaign HERE.
The TransLatin@ Coalition envisions a world where transgender, gender nonconforming, and intersex (TGI) people are granted dignity, respect and autonomy in society, reflected through policy and systems that dictate our ability to live. Our purpose as the TransLatin@ Coalition is to amplify education, policy and resources to promote the empowerment of Transgender leadership to fulfill this vision.
We plan to change policies that will influence the landscape for our people.
We advocate for legislation that will improve the lives of our community and hold the state accountable for injustices. Check out our Legislative Platform to learn about the bills we are sponsoring and supporting.
Read our #TransPolicyAgenda to learn about our policy priorities and our vision for a trans-inclusive future across the world.
We develop reports that capture the significant experiences of trans people and influence policy change. Check out our Publications page.
The TransLatin@ Coalition is committed to supporting to create the next wave of leaders in our community. Our Leadership Development Programs are specifically designed to provide upcoming leaders with the needed tools to successfully advocate for policy change that will change the landscape and livelihood of trans people in our society. We currently offer the following programs:
Seeds of Liberación is a youth leadership program led by TransLatin@ Coalition and Gender Justice LA.
SOL prepares young TGI (Transgender, Gender non-conforming, and Intersex) people to transform themselves, their communities and our world! In the Fall/Winter of 2019, the TransLatin@ Coalition and Gender Justice LA will bring together 15 TGI young people to participate in a 3-month leadership program. SOL will mobilize the TGI community in Los Angeles / on Tongva Land through individual & community healing, leadership development, relationship building and organizing.
This is a community led program and is entirely bilingual in Spanish and English, with interpretation provided. We are collaborating with Antena Los Ángeles, a 6-person collective founded in 2014, dedicated to language justice advocacy and organizing.
Check out more information for this program HERE.