Who We Are

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.

Why This Work

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.

Our Programming

The Art of Queer Love: a trans & non-binary open mic

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 Kylie Mooncakes, Tobi Hill-Meyer, La Espiritista, Mya Byrne, and you!

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Community Trans Campfire: 2021 and Beyond

Join TRACTION for a virtual 2021 State of the Trans "Union" with friends from Lavender Rights Project, UTOPIA, Gender Justice League, and Pizza Klatch!
Executive Directors Tobi Hill-Meyer, Jaelynn Scott, Jay Banks, and Operations Manager Donato Fatuesi will be gathering for a lively conversation about where the trans, non-binary, and two spirit community is currently at and where we are headed in 2021.

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IGNITE the FIGHT: Organizing as Indigenous and Trans / Two Spirit

Join TRACTION for a conversation with Candi Brings Plenty and Stephanie Byers, two community leaders who are reshaping the world for trans, non-binary, and Two Spirits everywhere. Moderator Brooke Wylie will be speaking with them about their lives, their work, and their road towards trans liberation. This conversation is a continued presentation of TRACTION's ongoing EMERGE Series in partnership with Gender Justice League.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020 with UTOPIA

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith—a transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist—to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. What initially began as a web-based project has since burgeoned into an international day of action; in 2014, TDORs were observed in over 200 cities around the world.

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EMERGE 2020: Two Spirit Existence is Our Resistance

Join TRACTION for our keynote speaker for EMERGE 2020: CANDI BRINGS PLENTY. Candi Brings Plenty is a Queer Indigenous, Non-binary Two Spirit, 
Oglala Lakota Sioux. They are a protector of the sacred
 and activist for Indigenous justice. They continue to stand in the 
face of the colonizer to protect the sacred and Unći Maka.

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Parenting Trans Kids: A Panel Discussion

Panelists Kat Santana, Katie Jo Glaves, Mischa Gilraen, and Debi Jackson openly share their experiences parenting and working with trans and non-binary children in their life. Facilitated by Amy Heart, co-executive director at Heartspark Press.

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