Gender Justice LA (GJLA) is a grassroots organization that is building the the power of the transgender and gender non-conforming community in LA. We prioritize leadership development and community organizing to make concrete changes in the lives of all trans people, especially low-income trans people of color. We seek to build our community's power to fight for racial, social and economic justice.
Rooted in the unique social justice landscape of Los Angeles, GJLA envisions a safe and just society for all transgender and gender nonconforming people. Recognizing the mutual dependence of racial, economic, and gender-based liberation, we are committed to working from an intersectional lens, and to centering the needs of low income, transgender people of color. These needs include access to quality, respectful, and affordable health care; freedom from bigotry, harassment, and violence; opportunities for education, employment, and leadership; safe spaces for enhancing spiritual, physical, and social wellness; and the right to self-determination.