What is TRACTION?
TRACTION is short for TRANS COMMUNITY ACTION.
Founded in 2019, TRACTION is a trans-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Washington state. Our mission is to cultivate connection and visibility for transgender and gender-diverse people through community service in support of underserved communities.
We are also here to bring together our community in celebration of our beautiful and authentic selves as trans and gender-diverse people, and to create a sense of belonging. In the midst of the pandemic, our Emerge! 2020-21 virtual series and the Vibes! live virtual music showcases feature the words and performance art of our diverse and talented community.
Why This Work
Our founders recognize that there needs to be a societal shift in how trans and gender-diverse people are seen and understood in the world. We believe the best way to create change is to not just be visible, but to show up: to demonstrate our humanity by working together with allies and friends of all genders on community service projects — building relationships and collaborative partnerships along the way that strive to lift up the most vulnerable among us.
To make the world a better place, we cannot sit around and hope someone else will make it better for us. Our goal is to cultivate a body of members eager to collaborate with other organizations and offer our volunteer power and resources to assist underserved populations. In doing so, we increase trans visibility within the broader community while helping those in need.
Latest News & Events
Community Campfire: 2022 and Beyond
Join TRACTION this Sunday, January 30 at 4pm PST for our Community Campfire, a virtual music showcase featuring trans+ and nonbinary artists. Presented on Facebook and YouTube.
In Support of Two Spirit and QTBIPOC People
TRACTION’s mission is to cultivate connection and visibility for transgender and gender-diverse people through community service in support of underserved communities. We stand in solidarity with Two Spirit and Indigenous
Vibes 21 – TDOR Edition – live music showcase – trans+ artists – Sunday 5pm PST
Join TRACTION this Sunday, November 21 at 5pm PST for VIBES, a virtual live music showcase featuring trans+ and nonbinary artists. https://youtu.be/CC1Sxx59u90 To wrap up Trans Awareness Week, join us
Trans Day of Remembrance 2021
2021 has become the deadliest year on record for violence against Black trans women and femmes. Join Lavender Rights Project and our leadership council, the WA State Black Trans Task
Decolonize Your Desire
Colonization and white supremacy have separated us all (particularly QTBIPOC folx) from healthy, positive relationships with our bodies and sexualities. Conditioning through, and living within, these systems makes it difficult
Decolonizing Gender, Part II: A Roundtable Discussion
https://youtu.be/8AQ5cgKe38YJULY 8TH, 2021 at 6:30PM: We’re taking pride back to its roots by honoring the history and contemporary intersectional experiences that Indigenous, Black, and AAPI communities hold on gender! Part 2