Baltimore Safe Haven. Top, left to right: Twin, Luasia Taylor, Mally Deveraux, Koryne David; Bottom, left to right: Bam, Iya Dammons, Sage. Photo: Shan Wallace

Meet the Black Trans Women Advocating for the Community

These champions and changemakers are doing grassroots work to enrich and protect lives

“If you close your eyes tonight and don’t open them up in the morning, you know that there was someone who encouraged you. You know that there was someone there to feed you, to refuel you, to replenish you, and that you mattered.”

LaSaia Wade, executive director of Brave Space Alliance (BSA), an LGBTQ center on the South Side of Chicago. Photo: Pat Nabong

Trans women, queer people, queer bodies, Trans bodies are constantly under attack because we embody self-determination and self-expression.

Iya Dammons opened Baltimore Safe Haven, a space for LGBTQ Baltimoreans to address their most basic needs. Photo: Shan Wallace

“I want them to be free from stigma and oppression.”

Below, is a brief list of resources for Black Trans Women. Consider supporting these organizations.