Trans * Coalition in the Post-Soviet Space

Hello Everyone,

I hope all of you are doing well! All of us are adjusting to this new normal, and some of us are having a harder time than others.This is an especially trying time for local Trans communities in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. This pandemic has been detrimental to marginalized and otherwise invisible communities around the world. Outside of the U.S. context this includes communties of trans, non-binary, and intersex people in less developed countries. 

Recently, the Trans Coalition conducted an online survey to assess the needs of Trans communities in countries such as Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. The survey showed that many people needed food or were concerned about access to medicine and therapy. As many of you know, being a part of the trans community in these countries is highly stigmatized-- being stigmatized in these contexts also cuts across race ethnicity, and class. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic many of the people in this community are not only out of work but, cannot go out of their homes for basic life essentials such as food or toiletries, because they are concerned that police patrolling the city streets will ask to check their passports and will see that the gender assigned to them on their passport does not match their gender expression.   

Unfortunately, the Trans Coalition and many other local NGOs that the coalition collaborates with are unable to support the monetary demands of these communities at the moment and are in need of donations. The donations collected will be sent to the Trans Coalition activists in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan via Western Union-- gofundme does not do direct deposit to banks outside of Europe, US, and Canada.  

If you cannot donate to this particular cause,  it would be great to think about what marginalized communities-- especially LGBTIQ, POC, and Refugee communities--you may be able to assist during this pandemic. 

 If you would like to know more about the Trans Coalition and their work with Trans communities around the world click the link to their website below. 

Thank you.
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Alexa Tignall 
Pittsburgh, PA
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