Support Trans Artists
We are excited to support trans artists! However, please note that beyond reading through their webpages, we have not personally vetted these campaigns. If you spot one that seems fishy, please let us know. Also, if you would like your project listed here, please email us!
House of Pentacles
House of Pentacles (HOP) is a Film Training Program and Production House designed to launch Black trans youth (ages 18-35) into the film industry and tell stories woven at the intersection of being Black and Trans. We have a simple mission: to train the next generation of Black trans storytellers and filmmakers, to leverage our brand to get Black trans filmmakers paid projects in their communities, and to pay Black trans trainees to work on HOP projects that further the stories of Black trans people globally. Sponsored project of Allied Media Projects
My Genderation is an ongoing film project celebrating trans lives and trans experiences. What makes My Genderation unique is that our films are created entirely by trans people about other trans people. We work from an intersectional perspective and aim to elevate the voices of all of our community members, in particular those that don't often get heard by the mainstream media. Created by: My Genderation
Queerdo. An LGBTQ Thesis Film
Dee, a nonbinary runaway teen from a wealthy but abusive family finds themself in the gay mecca of America: San Francisco. But navigating their relationships in this life of newfound freedom becomes more complicated than they initially had anticipated. Created by: Bianka Bell
Thirza Cuthand is Creating Videos
Filmmaker, performance artist, writer. I'm a video artist/filmmaker who has made videos which can roughly be described as experimental, but which I think are also entertaining and leaning more towards narrative. Right now I am developing a web series about Natives colonizing Mars, and am creating some "infomercials" for Better 2 Spirit Living. Created by: Thirza Cuthand
Willow Catelyn Maclay is Creating Film Criticism
Freelance film critic. What I'm going to be doing with Patreon is creating a new home away from home where I can treat you to some of my newer writing projects. I hope you will enjoy. Created by: Willow Catelyn Maclay
Worthy of Survival Short Film Fundraiser
I want to show people a way of survival through oppression while contributing to the discourse in this country about what service means as an American citizen. As a black Gulf War transgender male veteran with eleven years in the United States Navy and twenty years as a working artist, I am uniquely qualified to tell a previously untold survival story. Created by: Skyler Cooper
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ABO Comix is creating a platform for queer and trans incarcerated artists
ABO Comix is a collective of creators and activists who work to amplify the voices of LGBTQ prisoners through art. By working closely with prison abolitionist and queer advocacy organizations, we aim to keep queer prisoners connected to outside community and help them in the fight toward liberation. The profits we generate go back to incarcerated artists, especially those with little to no resources. Using the DIY ideology of "punk-zine" culture, ABO was formed with the philosophy of mutual support, community and friendship. Created by: ABO Comix
Dane Figueroa Edidi
I am Dane Figueroa Edidi dubbed " Lady Dane, The Ancient Jazz Priestess of Mother Africa". I am a Black Trans, Cuban, Nigerian, Indigenous, American author, singer, dancer, actress, writer, playwright and curator. As I continue to create more work, publish more books, engage in more artistic initiatives and curate more events that center and celebrate TransGNC artist, I invite you to join me by becoming a patron. Created by: Lady Dane
Hello, I'm Eli Clare, a white disabled genderqueer poet/writer/activist, weaving together words about disability, queerness, the natural world, and social justice. I've spent the last decade traveling across the U.S. and Canada speaking, teaching, training, and facilitating. I’ve read from my two books of creative non-fiction—the recent award-winning Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure and the groundbreaking Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation—and my collection of poetry, The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion. I love this work, using my words to build community and foster social change. But right now I need less time on the road and more time to write. Less of the stress and exhaustion that comes with travel and more time to craft the poems, essays, stories that stream through me.
Fresh Meat Productions
Fresh Meat Productions invests in the creative expression and cultural leadership of transgender and gender-nonconforming communities. We create and commission new work, present performing arts programs, conduct education and engagement, and advocate for justice and equity in the Arts.
Gender Portraits is a nonprofit sponsored project of the Austin Creative Alliance that creates an artistic documentary series designed to stoke complex conversations around gender. The series consists of paintings and stories of transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming people created by award winning transgender artist, Drew Riley, who aims to create the work that she wishes existed when she was growing up. Created by: Drew Riley
Gender Unbound Art Fest
The Gender Unbound Art Fest is a yearly festival in Austin, TX that uplifts trans and intersex artists, musicians, performers, and film makers. Gender Unbound’s mission is to uplift, support, and advocate for transgender and intersex communities through arts and programming created by transgender and intersex people. Created by: Drew Riley (in relation to the Gender Portraits project)
Heartspark Press is a volunteer-led non-profit dedicated to supporting, developing, and amplifying the creative voices of transgender girls, transgender women, and CAMAB (coercively assigned-male-at-birth) non-binary people everywhere. We nurture and publish books, anthologies, and short stories made by and for the (C)AMAB trans and non-binary community. Our programming includes an online audio and video storytelling archive, workshops centered on trans writers of color, weekly community events, and quarterly performances featuring local performers and national artists. Created by: Heartspark Press
One From the Vaults - Morgan M. Page
One From the Vaults is the podcast that brings you all the dirt, gossip, and glamour from trans history!
Created by: Morgan M. Page
Rest for Resistance
Rest for Resistance is a zine & intersectional resources directory by QTPoC Mental Health. Creating emotional support resources by and for Queer and Trans POC. This covers the cost of publishing original articles, including art, writing, editing, and web hosting fees. Created by: Rest for Resistance
The Fund for Trans Writers is a $100,000.00 ongoing fundraising campaign that aims to provide an ongoing contribution/support to trans writers in Canada for their labour. Whether it’s financial support to attend conferences, process time for writing, or day-to-day assistance for living, the fund will be continually replenished in the hope that we can make the lives of trans writers a little easier, & safer. Created by: Shoot-For-The-Moon
Trans Day of Resilience
The Trans Day of Resilience art project imagines a world where trans people of color can thrive. This unique community-based project supports trans artists and writers of color to envision a future worth fighting for.
TransLiberation Art Coalition
The TransLiberation Art Coalition was created to generate visibility, and to empower and elevate the lives of our transgender and gender nonconforming community. We fight erasure, hateful lawmaking, media misconceptions, and cisgender appropriation of our narratives by reclaiming our own power and voices. We are most known for our art shows, which we aim to grow significantly, and are establishing ourselves through an online community, pop-up events, and new professional development opportunities for trans artists. Our work is community-oriented, focused locally, and serves the Madison area.
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Venus Selenite is creating Poetry, Prose, and Interdisciplinary Art
Venus Di'Khadijah Selenite (xe/xym) is a Black queer genderfluid trans woman stationed on the Internet. Ve is a poet, writer, performance artist, sex worker, Trans Women Writers Collective editor, and advocate. Thank you for becoming a monthly patron and supporting the life and work of a trans woman of color. Created by: Venus Selenite
War is where the Heart is
"War is where the Heart is" is a series of comic books following the adventures of a transmasculine troublemaker in medieval Eastern Europe. It aims to entertain while taking a strong political stand and raising awareness about LGBTQIA+ issues, classism and xenophobia, with a focus on the intersection of queer/trans and Slavic identities. Created by: Szabor Smo
Writings! - Julia Serano
I write about gender & sexuality, social norms & assumptions, feminism, queer & transgender issues, and activism more generally. Over the last few years, I've been making many of my writings on these topics freely and publicly available by posting them on either Medium or my personal blog. Created by: Julia Serano
Frameline: Youth in Motion
Since 2008, Youth in Motion has provided free LGBTQ+ films and curriculum guides to Genders & Sexualities Alliances and educators in schools nationwide.
Inside Out Film Festival
Inside Out is a not-for-profit registered charity that exists to challenge attitudes and change lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film made by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people of all ages, races and abilities.
MIX: New York Queer Experimental Festival
We invite you to help make this work sustainable by donating to #sustainMIXNYC. MIX NYC is the nonprofit home of the annual New York Queer Experimental Film Festival and the ACT UP Oral History Project.
Queer Kampala International Film Festival
The Queer Kampala International Film Festival is the first and only LGBTIQ film festival in Uganda. It offers a platform to promote the rights of LGBTIQ persons through Film Advocacy.
San Francisco Transgender Film Festival
The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge the mainstream media’s negative stereotypes of our communities. We provide opportunities for transgender and gender variant media artists, build community through our film and performance events, and engage our audiences in cross-community dialogue.
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Out On Screen is the driving force behind the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and Out in Schools. Our mission is to illuminate, celebrate and advance queer lives through film, education and dialogue.