TRACTION: trans • community • action

TRACTION cultivates connection and visibility for transgender and gender-nonbinary people through community service in support of marginalized communities.

THIS WEDNESDAY, from 6-7pm, Gender Justice League and TRACTION are proud to co-create this space for trans community members to ask questions and receive informed answers around caring for our mental health and maintaining self care in the age of COVID. Experienced licensed mental health therapists Brooke Stepp and Joanna Darsey-Moss will be tuning in to answer all your burning questions!
Gender Justice League and TRACTION are proud to co-create this space for trans community members to ask questions and receive informed answers around what we need to know about the COVID vaccines. Experienced trans healthcare providers Dr. Linda Gromko and Dr. Patric Schine will be tuning in to answer questions from participants such as:
• How were the vaccines produced so quickly?
• How are vaccines tested and approved?
• Will the vaccines interact with my hormone replacement therapy medications?
• What else do I need to know about the COVID vaccines as a trans person?
Bring your questions, and prepare to learn!

Know Your Rights At Work: Trans Life in 2021

The 2020 landmark Supreme Court ruling on Title VII of the Equal Rights Act was a historic moment for the transgender and non-binary community, especially when it comes to equal employment and inclusive workplaces that celebrate who we are. But even with these changes, we must remain ever diligent to ensure that employers create a welcoming environment for their trans and gender non-conforming employees and candidates. And to become an agent of this change, it is vitally important that the trans community and their allies know what our rights are!

Please join Denise Diskin and Stephanie Battaglino on Wednesday, March 3rd, at 7pm as they explain what the changes of the last six months mean for you and for your employer. Please plan to bring your experiences, stories, and questions to this interactive experience. The message of this workshop is clear: while much has changed for good in terms of transgender/gender diverse workplace inclusion, each one of us plays a vital role in the fight for meaningful and lasting change.

The Art of Queer Love: an open mic for LGBTQIA+ people

TRACTION presents THE ART OF QUEER LOVE, a virtual open mic for our friends across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Join host Kalisto Nanen on Tuesday, February 23rd for an evening of adventure, tenderness, and hope --- featuring you!

For February, we are celebrating the depth of love in all the ways, whether its love of self, love of body, or even love of the world around you. This love doesn’t have to be love between you and family member or another person. It doesn’t have to be physical or romantic, either. It can be however you define it, as long as its queer and as long it is your heart. All types of performances (including painting, drag, song, poetry, storytelling, spoken word, building legos, etc!) are welcome!

Want to sign-up to perform? Visit All performers will receive a small honorarium for their time.


No Justice, No Peace (IG: @clay.banks)

We welcome your donation to our 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Help TRACTION hit the ground running!


We are focused on the trans community, which includes transgender, two-spirit, nonbinary, questioning, agender, and the many other names we use to define our gender identity. We are also allies, friends, and family members who desire to help everyone with the mission of embracing gender authenticity.


Part of being a community is taking some time to hang out, relax, and have fun. This is where our summit events come into play. Summits provide an opportunity to meet each other, learn from each other, and have fun with each other. Together our voices are amplified, and together we can empower the voices of other transgender and nonbinary people. At a summit, we can come together, experience the richness of our community, and let our voices ring out!


To make the world a better place, we cannot sit around and hope someone else will make it better for us. Our goal is cultivate a body of members eager to collaborate with other organizations and offer our volunteer power to assist underserved populations. In doing this, we increase trans visibility within the broader community while helping those in need.