About The Resistance
Trans Resistance was formed in June 2020 by Athena Vaughn, Chastity Bowick, and a collective of trans and queer activists in the Boston area who built upon years of contention with the Boston Pride board for being trans-exclusionary in their process, vision, and work and failing to equitably represent the magical TQBIPOC community in Boston.
Trans Resistance builds off the work of the Transgender Emergency Fund, the only organization dedicated to supporting low income and homeless Transgender individuals in Massachusetts. The Transgender Emergency Fund assists with homelessness prevention, shelter assistance, nutrition assistance, prescription co-pay assistance, transportation and escort to medical appointments, etc. All services are contingent on the availability of funds.
We believe all trans* people can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Identify and respond to transphobic and cissexist actions, including violence and systemic oppression, through resistance. When the need to resist arises, we will not be silenced.
How we Resist
We are a trans and community led organization who plans and organizes the annual Trans Resistance rally at Franklin Park. Throughout the year we create spaces, events and experiences that uplift the TQBIPOC community. We will work in collaboration with other social justice networks in order to address the pressing, urgent, and emergent needs of marginalized communities across Massachusetts.