From my email:
The DC Trans Coalition is a local grassroots organization dedicated to advocating for transgender, transsexual and gender diverse people within the District of Columbia. DCTC works with community advocates, other LGBT organizations, District agencies, and local politicians to enact and enforce policies responsive to the needs of the trans community. Our meetings are held in a radical, consensus-based format where all voices and experiences matter!
We currently meet at Casa Ruby, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:30pm to 9pm and are open to the public! Bus tokens and metro cards are always available. Spanish-English interpretation is available and ASL interpretation is also available with notice. If you have child care needs, let us know in advance and we will work to have folks available! Come join us!
Our New Campaigns Include:
1) Trans healthcare working group
This working group aims at ensuring all trans people have access to trans affirming and competent healthcare. We are currently working to ensure that DC Medicaid and Medicare cover transgender health care services as well as ensuring appropriate provider care.
Please email: Nico Quintana at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Court Advocacy Working Group
No legal experience necessary! The Court Advocacy Working Group focuses on making the DC court system more accessible to, and respectful of, trans* individuals. No legal knowledge is required to participate in this group. Examples of the group’s work include changing court forms to make them more inclusive of trans individuals, advocating for nondiscrimination in the court system, training court staff, and streamlining the process for getting a name change.
Please email: Jeff Light at Jeffrey.Light@yahoo.com