Improving Lives.

Hate makes it worse

Members of the trans, intersex, and genderqueer community can lose everything in disasters, experiencing extreme difficulties in disaster situations. Making it worse, attacks by lawmakers and community leaders against trans people have resulted in an environment of heightened hostility.

You can make it better

Recovery funds are used to help our historically underserved community recover from catastrophic events. Funds have already helped disaster victims recover from hurricanes, floods, freezes, earthquakes, and fires throughout the Americas. Your support makes this possible.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Who: Transgender Foundation of America

Organized in 1998, the Transgender Foundation of America (TFA) is a Houston-based grassroots nonprofit organization that obtained its 501c3 nonprofit status (EIN: 76-0670632) in 2001. TFA was brought into existence through the hard work and support of its parent organization, the Gulf Coast Transgender Community (GCTC), which traces its roots back to 1965. In addition to TFA, GCTC was instrumental in organizing pioneering organizations like the Texas Association for Transsexual Support and historic events such as the International Conference on Transgender Law and Employment Policy. GCTC’s spirit lives on in the TFA mission of improving the quality of life for transgender people.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 26, 2017

Podcast: When Disaster Hits Our Community

The TransAdvocate podcast crew discusses the way the trans community responds to natural disasters, plus a review of upcoming events. Included in the discussion are those […]
September 16, 2017

A note of thanks!

While sharing this note of thanks, we want to make clear that this type of help is only made possible by YOUR support of the Trans […]
September 6, 2017

NBC News reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund:

NBC News reported on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund: LGBTQ hurricane survivors are likely getting the same treatment from Houston agencies as everyone else, according to Alexis Melvin, […]
September 3, 2017

Trans Disaster Relief Fund Donor Comments

Sometimes, especially in the middle of a natural disaster, it’s important to not only share resources, but the love and encouragement donors send our community. What […]
September 3, 2017

The Washington Blade reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund

The DC-based Washington Blade reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund: In a related development, the Transgender Foundation of America, a Houston-based transgender services and advocacy […]
September 3, 2017

OutSmart Magazine reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund

Houston-based OutSmart Magazine reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund: The Houston-based Transgender Foundation of America has also launched a fund to assist Harvey victims. “TFA is […]
September 3, 2017

COLORLINES reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund

Colorlines reported on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund: The Transgender Foundation of America has created a relief fund in the Houston-area for trans and intersex people, two […]
September 3, 2017

HRC reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund

HRC reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund in their daily Tipsheet: OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THOSE AFFECTED BY THE DISASTER IN TEXAS — HERE ARE […]
September 3, 2017

[Watch] Buck Angel urges our community to support the Trans Disaster Relief Fund

Buck Angel: “Not everyone is in a position to be treated respectfully so we must care for our own…”   Speaking about the Trans Disaster Relief […]
September 3, 2017

The Sun Sentinel reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund

The Florida-based Sun Sentinel reports on the Trans Disaster Relief Fund The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce was notified by its affiliate LGBT Chamber […]