We're advancing the core human rights of self-determination and expression for all trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people in Louisiana. 
 
 

Our Mission:

trans rights.

We're advancing the core human rights of self-determination and expression for all trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people in Louisiana. 

 

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NOVEMBER 2018

Thousands of Louisiana healthcare providers are hitting back at Trump over attack on trans rights

More than 3,250 health care providers in Louisiana have signed onto an open letter against the Health and Human Services proposal to narrow the definition of “gender,” effectively erasing transgender people from federal law. The letter was released by Louisiana Trans Advocates, who are sending it to officials from both HHS and the Department of Justice, as well as key Louisiana government officials.

Those signing the open letter agree that the narrowing of the definition by the HHS is not scientifically sound, noting that, “This definition of sex contradicts the irrefutable fact of the existence of not only transgender people, but also intersex people.”

“While intersex conditions are not the same as transgender identity, in both cases, a patient’s gender identity is understood by the professional medical and behavioral health community to be determinant of their sex,” the open letter continues.

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Our Impact

We're more than just a transgender rights organization. We're a grassroots force of nature, deeply rooted in the communities we serve. Our leadership is cultivated from our social support groups, which are some trans people's only opportunity each month to be themselves. We're an organization for trans people, by trans people, and we believe that every single trans person in our state can contribute to the movement for trans liberation. 

 

7+

Years Serving our communities

Since our founding in 2011, we've been a consistent resource for transgender and gender nonconforming Louisianans, whether they needed referrals for providers, support, or an advocate to help them with their school or employer. 

 

350+

Monthly social support meetings

We've held over 350 monthly support meetings in cities throughout Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, Lafayette, Lake Charles, and Monroe.

 
 

1.7k+

members of louisiana trans advocates

Between our monthly meetings and our online support space, over 1,500 Louisianans who consider themselves members of Louisiana Trans Advocates, and we're growing every day.

 

Our Partners

We partner with several local and national organizations to accomplish our goals, including Equality Federation, Forum for Equailty, Trystereo Harm Reduction Collective, Legislative Agenda for Women, Transgender Law Center, No Overdose Baton Rouge, The Philadelphia Center, Metropolitan Community Church Baton Rouge, and Crescent Care.

Read more about our partners here.

 

Get Involved

Join Louisiana Trans Advocates. Becoming a member of Louisiana Trans Advocates means finding your family and advancing the movement for trans liberation all at once. 

 
 

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Find a meeting in your area or get connected to our online social support forum. 

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