Gender Justice LA (GJLA) is a 10-year old non-profit organization working to elevate the collective power of the Los Angeles transgender community, with the end goal of eliminating gender-based oppression. They are building a strong grassroots organization that changes policies and legislation, holds elected officials accountable and secures funding for programs and services that improve the lives of trans people. They’re committed to building a strong and united gender-diverse, multi-racial, active trans community.
This grant will fund collaborative work for deeper collective understanding of the connections between LGBTQ issues and racial and economic justice. Through their work together, the collaboration partners will share resources (both human and economic), ideas, and practices while building leadership of low-income people of color. Through leadership development and direct action community organizing, they will mobilize cross-sector communities to reduce harassment and targeting of transgender and People of Color communities by police.
GJLA received a $18,000 Social Justice Collaboration grant in 2012, along with the Labor Community Strategy Center, Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations, and the Youth Justice Coalition. The grant was funded through the OUT Fund.