I hope you are doing well and that these words fill your soul with much love. It is a true honor that I get to be the leader of a Trans led organization nationally, which is doing advocacy work, changing policies and providing direct lifesaving services in Los Angeles to Trans and Gender nonconforming individuals. Part of the work that we do as an organization is to ensure that our work is strategic in its nature. This #TransPolicyAgenda will serve as just that; a strategy that will support members of our community to get to a better place within our society.
This #TransPolicyAgenda was generated with much love, dedication, brilliance and passion. This #TransPolicyAgenda is not just a product of love, but a product of the resilience that exists within our community, where we fight to be treated with dignity by a society
that is constantly telling us that we are not worth it, that we are not supposed to be part of decision making process, that we are not able to design the architecture of own lives. This #TransPolicyAgenda is for us to understand that in order to change the landscape of our lives and the lives of the people we love, we must build our #TransPower. We must demand policies that will favor the outcomes of our livelihood and that will support our achieving dignity and respect in our society. It’s up to us to ensure that we take this road map and use it as a guide to collectively advocate for what is right for us. I lovingly invite you to use your power and advocate for Trans communities to live without fear to be who we are.
I am forever grateful to all of you who will participate in supporting us in this journey. I am grateful for the brilliance of the amazing individuals who contributed to making this first-ever #TransPolicyAgenda a reality. Thank you for all you do to elevate our community.
President & CEO
The TransLatin@ Coalition