Grant Applications for the TransPLUS Initiative are temporarily closed. In response to the unprecedented challenges facing transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary (“TGNCNB”) members of the LGBTQ+ community, the program is intended to provide support for organizations and individuals whose work focuses on those most impacted in this current environment.

As we all continue to embrace the nuanced, socialized, and evolving experiences of gender identity and expression, the Leonard Litz TransPLUS Initiative seeks to center and uplift those voices in our community that have historically been relegated to the far margins of the movement

The name is very deliberate. We seek to emPower the TGNCNB community, and we believe that every Trans Life Matters. We know that we are strongest when we are Unified, and—now more than ever—we must prioritize the Safety of our community by responding to hate with resolute love.

In addition to grant funding, the TransPLUS Initiative will seek to amplify voices of TGNCNB leaders and build greater awareness of the community’s socio-economic and political challenges.

It is time for all of us to step up. More and more of our transgender friends and family are being singled out for discrimination and abuse. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead this effort, and look forward to helping to recognize, support, and celebrate the most impactful programs, services, and advocacy efforts for the TGNCNB community.

Learn more about the Leonard Litz TransPLUS Initiative at www.trans-plus.org.

Apply for a grant through the Leonard Litz TransPLUS Initiative here.

Robyn Schlesinger