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​Note: These are organizations we think might interest our members and constituents. Organization descriptions come from the organizations’ websites, and are not endorsements from ARC Gender Justice.

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  • Black Sex Workers Collective is a philanthropic arts project seeking to amplify the voices of Black Sex Workers by addressing their needs through peer support, legal assistance, housing and other basic needs assessment

  • Changing Frequencies is a Black Queer Feminist led, abolitionist organizing project that creates cultural memory work to disrupt violence from the Medical Industrial Complex.

  • Feminist Islamic Troublemakers of North America is a collaborative space for Muslim feminists and allies to come together, share knowledge and experiences, generate and discuss ideas, start projects, learn, commiserate and spread fitna.

  • G.L.I.T.S. Gays and Lesbians Living in a Transgender Society changes systemic and economical oppressions of systemic and financial discrimination not only in NYC but also globally when it comes to our marginal communities.

  • Indigenous Women Rising honors Native & Indigenous People’s inherent right to equitable and culturally safe health options through accessible health education, resources and advocacy.

  • International Conference on Penal Abolition is a bi-annual gathering of activists, academics, journalists, practitioners, people currently or formerly imprisoned, survivors of state and personal harm, and others from across the world who are working towards the abolition of imprisonment, the penal system, carceral controls and the prison industrial complex.

  • International Trans Fund is a participatory grantmaking fund made up of trans activists and donors.

  • Just Detention International is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.

  • MADRE works with women leaders who protect and provide for communities facing war and disaster.


  • Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network provides community, support and resources for Autistic women, girls, transfeminine and transmasculine nonbinary and genderqueer people, trans people of all genders, Two Spirit people, and all others of marginalized genders.

  • Black & Pink National is a prison abolitionist organization dedicated to abolishing the criminal punishment system and liberating LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing.

  • Black Feminist Future is a political hub focused on the dynamic possibilities of galvanizing the social and political power of Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people towards liberation.

  • BYP100 is a member-based organization of Black youth activists creating justice and freedom for all Black people.

  • The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender.

  • Critical Resistance works for the eventual elimination of the prison industrial complex as well as taking practical steps to create the communities we envision for ourselves.

  • Desiree Alliance is a national coalition of current and former sex workers working together with supporting networks for an improved understanding of sexual policies and the human, social and political impacts of criminalization surrounding sex work.

  • Fight 4 Justice seeks to remedy injustices within the criminal justice system through advocacy, education, and legal referral services.

  • Fireweed Collective offers mental health education and mutual aid through a Healing Justice lens.

  • Forward Together unites communities to win rights, recognition and resources for all families.

  • HEARD is a cross-disability abolitionist organization that unites across identities, communities, movements, and borders to end ableism, racism, capitalism, and all other forms of oppression and violence.

  • INCITE! is a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities.

  • The In Our Names Network is a national network of organizations, campaigns and individuals working to end police violence against Black women, girls, trans and gender nonconforming people.

  • Interrupting Criminalization aims to interrupt and end the growing criminalization and incarceration of women, girls, trans, and gender nonconforming people of color for criminalized acts related to public order, poverty, child welfare, drug use, survival and self-defense, including criminalization and incarceration of survivors of violence.

  • LGBT Books to Prisoners is a trans-affirming, racial justice-focused, prison abolitionist project sending books to incarcerated LGBTQ-identified people across the United States.

  • The Marsha P. Johnson Institute protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people.

  • Mijente is a political home for Latinx and Chicanx people who seek racial, economic, gender and climate justice.

  • Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity supports, empowers, and connects LGBTQ+ Muslims.

  • National Bail Fund Network is a directory of community-led bail and bond funds that regularly post pretrial and immigration bail.

  • National Council for Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls works to end the incarceration of women and girls. 

  • National Domestic Workers Alliance works for the respect, recognition, and rights for the nearly 2.5 million nannies, housecleaners, and home care workers who do the essential work of caring for our loved ones and our homes.

  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Council is a Native-led organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children.

  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network is a healing justice organization that actively works to transform mental health for queer and trans people of color in North America

  • National Harm Reduction Coalition is a nationwide advocate and ally for people who use drugs.

  • The National Lawyers Guild works to promote human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests.

  • National Network of Abortion Funds builds power with members to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access by centering people who have abortions and organizing at the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice.

  • The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance empowers LGBTQ+ Asians and Pacific Islanders through movement capacity building, policy advocacy, and representation.

  • The Palestinian Feminist Collective is a body of Palestinian/Arab feminists primarily located on Turtle Island (the unceded lands known as North America).

  • Positive Women’s Network is a national membership body of women living with HIV and our allies that exists to strengthen the strategic power of all women living with HIV in the United States.

  • Queer Detainee Empowerment Project assists folks coming out of immigration detention in securing structural, health/wellness, educational, legal, and emotional support and services

  • Rights Behind Bars is a non-profit legal advocacy organization working alongside incarcerated people to challenge the cruel and inhumane conditions of confinement.

  • SisterSong strengthens and amplifies the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights.

  • Spiritual Alliance of Communities for Reproductive Dignity (SACReD) is an alliance of organizers, religious leaders, academics, and congregations working together to advance the cause of reproductive justice through congregational designation and community building programs.

  • SWOP Behind Bars provides services and support for incarcerated sex workers and sex workers and survivors in crisis.

  • Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures.

  • TransLatin@ Coalition advocates for the specific needs of the Trans Latin@ community that resides in the U.S.A. and to plan strategies that improve our quality of life.

  • Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

  • Trans Lifeline provides trans peer support for our community that’s been divested from police since day one.

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  • Arianna’s Center serves and empowers the trans community of South Florida.

  • The Florida Institutional Legal Services Project is dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of indigent people in state custody by providing high quality legal services.

  • Florida Justice Center empowers individuals by providing legal support, community education, and removing barriers to success caused by the criminal justice system.

  • Florida Prisoner Solidarity is a carceral abolitionist collective with membership expanding across the state, both inside and outside prisons.

  • LGBTQ Freedom Fund pays bail to secure the safety and liberty of individuals in jail and immigration detention.

  • The Miami Workers Center is a frontline strategy and action center building the power and self-determination of oppressed people in South Florida by amplifying the demands and developing the leadership of Black and brown women workers, tenants, and families.

  • Rad El Dub Community Land Trust Supports Social Justice in South Florida by guranteenting affordable housing to activists, promoting sustainable agriculture, providing infrastructure to support community organizing, and offering sanctuary space to LGBTQ+ migrant detainees. 

  • TransInclusive Group advocates to protect and defend equality for Transgender and LGBQ+ individuals in South Florida.

  • TransSOCIAL was created to promote unity within the TLGBTQ+ community, and to increase Trans visibility and understanding in our surrounding communities.


  • Counter Narrative Project shifts narratives about Black gay and queer men to change policy and improve lives.

  • Freedom Overground amplifies the voices of incarcerated TGNC/LGBQIA+ people by empowering them before, during, and after incarceration.

  • New Georgia Project is a civic engagement organization that believes in the inherent power of Georgians that have been ignored for too long: Black Georgians, brown Georgians, young people, LGBTQ+ folks, rural Georgians, and others who have the power to move our state forward.

  • RestoreHER is a policy advocacy reentry organization led by and for justice-involved women of color.

  • Solutions not Punishment Collaborative is a Black LGBTQ organization fighting for everybody black in Atlanta – even when they don't fight for us!

  • The Southern Center for Human Rights is working for equality, dignity, and justice for people impacted by the criminal legal system in the Deep South.

  • Southerners on New Ground is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South.

  • Trans(forming) is an inter-generational, metro Atlanta membership-based non-profit organization led by and for transmasc, transmen, intersex, gender non-conforming and non-binary persons, whom were wrongfully assigned female at birth.

  • Transcending Barriers is a black trans-led grassroots organization that serves the transgender and gender non-conforming community in Georgia.

  • Women on the Rise is a grassroots organization led by women of color who are targeted and/or impacted by the legal system.

New York

  • Audre Lorde Project is a community organizing center for LGBTSTGNC people of color.

  • F2L provides commissary support to Black, Indigenous, and people of color who are queer, trans, and/or Two Spirit and incarcerated in New York.

  • Girls for Gender Equity works intergenerationally, through a Black feminist lens, to achieve gender and racial justice by centering the leadership of Black girls and gender-expansive young people of color to reshape culture and policy through advocacy, youth-led programming, and shifting dominant narratives.

  • Griot Circle provides a welcoming space, culturally sensitive services, and member-centered programming that affirm the lives of LGBTQ elders of color. 

  • Jews for Racial & Economic Justice is the home for Jewish New Yorkers organizing with our neighbors and allies to transform New York from a playground for the wealthy few into a real democracy for all of us, free from all forms of racist violence.

  • Prisoners Legal Services of New York provides high quality, effective legal representation and assistance to indigent prisoners, help them to secure their civil and human rights and advocate for more humane prisons and for a more humane criminal justice system.

  • Survived and Punished NY is a coalition of defense campaign and grassroots group committed to eradicating the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the culture of violence that contributes to it.

  • Survivor Justice Project fights for decarceration through the New York Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act.

  • Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

  • Women and Justice Project advances the leadership and power of women who are currently & formerly incarcerated to transform the criminal legal system.


  • Hearts on a Wire is a grassroots inside/outside prison advocacy organization working to address the needs of transgender people in Pennsylvania’s prisons.

  • I’mFREE serves incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in the greater Philadelphia area.

  • Let’s Get Free: The Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee is a group working to end Death by Incarceration (also known as life without parole sentencing), build a pathway out of the prisons back to our communities through commutation reform, support successful possibilities for people formerly and currently incarcerated, and shift to a culture of transformative justice.

  • Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project works to ensure equal access to justice for the shocking number of indigent incarcerated and institutionalized people within our commonwealth whose constitutional and other rights are being violated.

  • SisTers PGH is a BLACK and TRANS led non-profit organization that serves QTBIPOC (Queer Trans Black Indigenous People of Color) trans, and nonbinary people within Southwestern PA.

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