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.

#20YearsOfResilience

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: Committed to organizing and uplifting gender, racial, economic, and disability justice  framework. 

Centering: Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Transgender, & Gender Non-Conforming people. Specifically centering those most marginalized.

Self-Determination: Gender policing is a form of state violence. We push back against the criminalization of our people. We determine our own gender / genderless paths and are committed to trans liberation in our lifetime. 

Transparency: For all members, systems, campaigns and programs of GJLA to be transparent. This includes transferring & receipt of knowledge and power broadly across internal and external relationships.

Heart-Centered: Struggling together with love, care and authenticity to, and come together in ways that feel brave and affirming. Commitment to self-care and community-care practices that sustain us for the long haul.

Abolition: We do not work with or engage with cops, period! We believe the Prison-Industrial Complex (PIC) and the carceral state at large are harmful to our existence. Our work centers those who are system impacted.

Healing & Wellness: Heal from past, present & historical trauma, and come together in ways that feel brave and affirming.

 

         ARTivism

We use art as a tool for social change. We integrate play through practices of imagination, and dreaming / visioning of a new world.

 

 

 

Leadership 

By US For US! Trans, GNC, members & staff run, led, and driven. We are an ever evolving ecosystem. 

Partner With GJLA:

Does your organization want to partner with Gender Justice LA? As an organization that has been resilient for 20 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

 

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

Partnership Inquiries?

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. 

Want to get Involved? Email our Program Director, Sonia Guiñansaca, at [email protected].

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

Grants & Fundraising? Email our Executive Director, Ezak Perez, at [email protected]

Partner with GJLA Flier with Details on Connecting with Staff Members

 

**We take this time to honor the land as well as the Tongva, Chumash, and Tataviam peoples who are the original and contemporary caretakers of Los Angeles County, their ancestral, traditional, and unceded lands, on which we reside. We acknowledge the struggles of Indigenous folks against the ongoing, everyday colonization of names, resources, plants, animals, and all life. We recognize and see our siblings and comrades and are in solidarity with all their community-building and direct actions in defense of our planet and peoples - ecologically, culturally, politically, and more. We also want to honor Black TGNC elders, cultural workers, organizers, and activists. So often our Black TGNC transcestors are erased or forgotten out of LGBTQ+ historical lineage.