Gender Justice LA is building a strong grassroots multi-racial coalition of transgender people and allies to advocate for our rights, win concrete improvements in our lives, and challenge oppression.

Our Mission:

Gender Justice LA (GJLA), which is a grassroots social justice organization led by and for gender non-conforming, two spirit, Black, Indigenous, trans people of color in LA.

Gender Justice LA organizes, holds space, provides resources, and collaborates with others so that our communities can: resist oppression, develop community responses to violence, heal from present & historical trauma, and come together in ways that feel brave & affirming.

*We know that personally and culturally, our genders are bigger than the language we have.

Please join us for our programming wherever you are called, placed, and fit.

#19YearsOfResilience

Partner With GJLA:

Does your organization want to partner with Gender Justice LA? As an organization that has been resilient for 19 years we are actively seeking accomplices that will help build our communities collective power. Through community organizing and leadership development our mission is to make concrete changes in the lives of all transgender (trans) and gender non-conforming (gnc) people, especially low-income Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). We are invested in building our community's collective power to fight for racial, gender and economic justice. 

Click this link and read our organizational values to see if we'd be a match

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Please Note: All types or organizations are encouraged to reach out.

Individual consultants, giveaway materials, coupons, potential programs, or even tabling at events for 2SLGBTQIA+ folks are just a few of the interactions we've received in the past. 

Once submitted, please give 72 hours for a response.

Get Involved? Email our Community Outreach Coordinator, rashida aziz, at [email protected].

General Questions? Email our Administrative Coordinator, Camila Camaleón, at [email protected]

Partnership Inquiries? Email our Executive Director, Ezak Perez, at [email protected]

Our Vision:

We believe in liberation. We dream of a world free from all forms of interpersonal and state violence, where our whole selves, communities, kinships, and chosen families are held in all of our complexities. This world affirms practices of collective learning, wellness, culture, and traditions that sustain us emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically. Our vision is to get free!


Organizational Values:

  • Social justice: Sustaining the organization and in turn membership to dismantle state violence.
  • Black, Indigenous, people of color, transgender, gender non-conforming leadership! Specifically centering those most marginalized.
  • Collectivity: Member run/led/driven organization, creating space where members can showing up for, trust and build with one another.
  • Authenticity: For all members, systems, campaigns and programs of GJLA to be transparent as to allow for everyone to be their most whole and real selves. 

 

Self-determination.

 

  • Self Care/Community care: Struggling together with love, healing and wellness is at the core of everything we do.  

 

  • Commitment to a reflective and ongoing process: This includes transferring & receipt of knowledge and power as well as transparency broadly across internal and external relationships.

 

TMHJ:LA

The Largest Health Study in LA county by and for transmasculine people has just been released! This Transmasculine Health Study Project is led by a core team and volunteers composed of trans health organizers, researchers, educators, cultural workers, policy advocates, activists, and artists working across Los Angeles County. TMHJ:LA is part of a broader strategy within Gender Justice Los Angeles and includes research and community organization by and for trans people to advance health justice in California. 

Los Angeles blade Article on GJLA's Transmasculine Health Justice Report

View GJLA's Transmasculine Health Justice Report Here!

Our TMHJ:LA Press Conference recording can be viewed by visiting our YouTube page

#Out4MentalHealth:

#Out4MentalHealth is a statewide project that advances mental health equity, provides resources to build capacity in local LGBTQ+ communities, and represents a coalition voice at state-level policy discussions. 

Are you interested in joining the Out For Mental Health TGI Task Force open meeting? Gender Justice LA's TGI Out for Mental Health Task Force is now accepting new members! 

Task Force Members will learn how to navigate 2S, LGBTQIA+ Health, receive COVID-19 resources and plug into mental health advocacy work! The TGI Task Force is a space to share your mental health experiences, build collective leadership, and advocate for policy change in LA County. Connect with other TGI BIPOC on Tuesday October 5th for our virtually monthly TGI Task Force Meeting by registering here

COVID-19 Resources and more will be provided too! For any questions please contact [email protected] 

#Out4MentalHealth is a collaborative project of the California LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network funded by the California Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63) and overseen by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)