About The Resistance
HISTORY, MISSION, and ACTIVITIES
Trans Resistance was formed in June 2020 by 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.
Since then, Trans Resistance has expanded its work, partnering with numerous community organizations to support Trans, Queer, Black, Indigenous People of Color in Boston and beyond. We show up wherever support and advocacy are needed, and commit to providing programming by and for TQBIPOC in our community.
In addition to hosting an annual March and Festival annually in June, we sponsor a vigil in November in acknowledgement of Transgender Day of Remembrance, and partner with other organizations to acknowledge Transgender Day of Visibility in late March.
We are entirely grassroots funded, and rely on individual and organizational donations to fund our annual events. Our fundraising process is spread across three funds:
The TRANS JOY FUND supports our Annual March and Festival, including applying for city permitting, compensating artists, renting a mobile stage, and more.
The TRANS COMMUNITY FUND is used to support and sponsor other organizations doing needed work in our city.
The TRANS LEADERSHIP FUND is a dream fund–being saved to compensate a trans-identifying president of color in our future.
AWARDS & PRESS
Trans Resistance is widely acknowledged for our work within the city of Boston and beyond. In 2021, we were the recipients of The Network/La Red's Visionary Award. In that same year, we were awarded a grant by Stonewall Sports to support our ongoing work. We have been featured in numerous local and national news organizations, including them, WGBH, the Boston Globe, Boston.com, and others.
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.