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TRUTH is a youth-led program for trans and gender- nonconforming young people to build public understanding, empathy, and a movement for liberation through storytelling and media organizing.

TRUTH, informed by the lessons of trans young people and their families, seeks to:

  1. Build public empathy and understanding around trans youth issues by providing guidance and a platform for youth and families to share their stories effectively and authentically
  2. Create infrastructure for transgender and gender nonconforming youth to support each other, connect, and strategize about how to use media and storytelling as a tool for liberation

The Roses Initiative grew out of our TRUTH Program and our commitment to support trans gurls of color.

  • We know Black and brown trans gurls often experience higher levels of violence at home, school, and work
  • We also know that trans gurls and women have been organizing in the community and within their chosen family to keep each other alive and their resources sustainable
  • The Roses program is creating space built by and for trans gurls of color, sculpted to not only welcome girls in but to uplift their voices and power

We are building a world where trans gurls of color are taking the roses for themselves. A world that not only affirms but is safe for trans gurls of color and where they can be and find love.