My Sistah House fosters sustainability and security for the most vulnerable of the transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (TLGBQ) communities in Memphis Tennessee, providing emergency housing, advocacy, and multipronged resource assistance delivered by and for gender non-conforming (TGNC) people of color.
A grassroots, direct services and advocacy organization, My Sistah’s House was founded in 2016 by two trans women of color who sought to bridge a gap in services for trans and queer people of color (TQPOC) in Memphis, TN, with a focus on transgender women of color.
Memphis faces a serious lack of emergency housing: In 2016, there were only 71 beds available in emergency shelters across the metro area—and none of them were designated as trans-specific. Many of them actively discriminate against transgender people.
During a Fragile time in our Country, where Black and Brown Trans Communities are continuing to Stand in Solidarity with ALL Black BODIES and our Country.
We need your help to continue standing, we need to ensure we have the tools and resources needed to take care of our Community.
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