Black Trans Alliance was founded in June 2020 as a non-profit grassroots organization to support black transgender and non-binary people in London.  

There is no hiding the fact that black transgender people are deeply marginalised in our society particularly when it comes to education, employment, housing and healthcare. In addition to this Black transgender people are slipping deeper into marginalisation due to bigotry and transphobia.  Being a black transgender person in the United Kingdom is challenging when black trans and non-binary people are visibly underrepresented in the community or misrepresented in the media or wider LGBT+ community.

The black trans community continues to suffer attacks – physical, emotional, ideological and political. 

41% of trans people have suffered a hate crime in the last 12 months and 64% of Trans young people are bullied in school, simply for being themselves (Stonewall's LGBT in Britain - Trans Report 2018). The UK government is threatening the progress already made for trans equality by attempting to roll back trans rights and legal protections.

Being a trans person is difficult enough in today’s society, but access to essential services makes the problem worse. Most trans people have to wait 18 to 36 months to get an appointment with a Gender Identity Service

We have established this organization as a black, queer and trans led support organisation for the black trans community in London. The funds that we raise will allow us to onboard staff and effectively build our long-term programmes: 

  • Peer-to-peer counseling;
  • Online outreach and education resources;
  • Telephone hotlines;
  • creation of inclusive safe spaces;
  • A “Community Ally” program;
  • A “Hardship Fund”; and
  • Providing a platform for and elevation of black transgender voices.
'Black Trans Alliance is committed to supporting, protecting and amplifying the voice of black transgender people in London and the wider community; through advocacy, education, visibility and empowerment.' 

Your financial support is needed, please make a one off donation today or support us with a monthly re-occuring donation.