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
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
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