Trans Empowerment Project is moving the Trans* community out of crisis and into empowerment by focusing on the abolition of white supremacy to ensure that our most marginalized community members, Disabled Queer and Trans* People of Color, can thrive and live their best lives.


Our agenda is simple:




Trans* includes folks who are Queer, Transgender, Non-Binary, Two-Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, and other related identities across the gender spectrum. While we center our focus on the liberation and success of Disabled Trans* people of color, our work intentionally supports all Trans* people.

How are we doing it?

Supporting trans* people directly

Trans* people, especially Disabled Queer and Trans* People of Color are among the most impacted by systemic oppression and inequality. We work to ensure that our community has access to the most basic of needs by facilitating emergency food  and gender-affirming clothing deliveries, transportation to safe shelter, and more. 

We're calling folks in. Are you listening?

Trans Empowerment Project is launching a cohort for partners who are committed to being actual helpers in building authentic power and support for the Trans community, by learning how to center Disabled QTIPOC in all of our work. 

This program is designed to provide our partners with the tools and resources to learn how to actually, authentically build power for this community, for an actually equitable future. Be better supporters, by following our lead.


Reclaiming our power

Part of what is keeping our community oppressed is that we are not the ones in charge of our own stories. Instead, misinformation is used to silence us as we are also excluded from having our voices amplified as part of the community narrative. It’s time to change that.

Providing Resources and Education

From medical providers to educators, potential employers, partners, and more we are now offering diversity and equity training to help improve understanding and relationships with the Trans* community and teach about how to be a better ally. Contact us directly via email or use the button below to learn how you can become trained as an accomplice.


Two members of our staff are nominated for GAIN POWER’S Powerful IDEA Awards this year! The IDEA Awards aim to ” … recognize the most impactful people, organizations, technology, communications, and other resources that power progressive politics, advocacy, and our democracy.”
Both our Fundraising and Comms Director, Heather Knoxville, And our Executive Director, Jack Knoxville, are nominated for the incredible work they’ve done in continuing to expand the resources we provide to our community.
Anyone can vote on the award recipients, so if you’d like, you can follow the link below and cast your votes for Jack and Heather by May 15th ! (You can search for nominees, so if you type in Knoxville, they should both pop up!


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We’re recruiting

We’re looking for volunteers to help with all sorts of work. Interested in volunteering? Have an idea for work you want to do together? Send us a message and include a quick pitch for the work you’re interested in doing!