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TAJA's Coalition

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In order to end the violence, we empower our community in navigating housing, medical services, legal services, and the workplace. We organize Trans women of color to demand better services from our city by advocating for themselves and for each other. We regularly train agencies in the SF Bay Area to broaden their understanding of Trans communities and on ways to make their services safe and welcoming to Trans people of color.

This coalition came together in response to the murder of Taja Gabriella de Jesus, a community member who was killed in February 2015 by her partner in San Francisco. We do this work in her name because we are not willing to lose any other members of our community due to anti-trans violence. 

We understand how important it is to promote leadership, to increase collaboration, and to strengthen the capacity of Trans communities and organizations to end transphobia. We are guided by the needs of the most vulnerable within our community, including Black Trans women, undocumented Trans women, and Trans women who have been formerly incarcerated. TAJA’s Coalition is founded and led by trans women of color because we are the leaders we need. 

To support the advancement of Trans women of color, 

Give to Taja’s Coalition!
Tell your friends about Taja’s Coalition.
Volunteer to support our work.
Communicate with your elected officials about the importance of ending violence against trans women of color. 
Talk to your friends and families about transphobia and how it impacts trans women of color.


  • Ivan Villegas
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Bailey Sell
    • $20 
    • 3 yrs


Akira Jackson
San Francisco, CA
St. James Infirmary
Registered nonprofit
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