In May 2021 Trans In Color decided to temporarily pause operations to define their mission and direction for the future and how to best benefit the transmasculine BIPOC community. Over the past 9 months, through introspection and community feedback they made the decision to continue to provide visibility via their social media platforms, in addition to so much more. On Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Trans In Color relaunches with the vision of becoming the largest safe haven and resource platform for the transmasculine BIPOC community.
The Trans In Color platform will include the following:
The Line - A chat platform for transmasculine BIPOC with separate chat spaces addressing topics like HRT, physicians, mental health, friends, jobs, and events. The Line also features Private Instant Messaging and has a downloadable app for iOS users!
TBuddy - The first free 24-hour peer support service for transmasculine people by transmasculine people with free 30 minute sessions offered by phone call, text, video. In-person sessions are currently on hold due to COVID and the safety of all Support TBuddies.
Podcast - The Trans In Color Podcast resumes and will feature advocates in the TGNC community, discuss concerns of community members, and feature personal stories. The podcast can be accessed on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, RadioPublic, Breaker, and Stitcher.
Blog - The Trans In Color Blog is unique because it will feature articles written by Trans In Color team members and volunteer contributors. It will also accept articles submitted by other organizations that advocate for the transmasculine BIPOC community to give them a larger platform.
Scar Coverup - Trans In Color has partnered with ShyneInk for the third year to provide free and discounted tattoos for top surgery and self-harm scars through their Free To Be Me Program. A total of three scholarships will be provided by Trans In Color in 2022.
Operation Obsidian - Homelessness affects over 42% of Black transgender people at some time in their lives and Operation Obsidian aims to raise funds to help support transmasculine BIPOC during these challenging times. Funds for this program will be raised through donations and paid shoutouts.
Over the past 5 years, Trans In Color has grown into an online community of over 15K and will continue to provide the transmasculine BIPOC community with support and visibility.
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Trans In Color depends on donations from the community and allies to support members of the transmasculine BIPOC community. Please donate to support their mission today.