About Us

Ingersoll is one of the oldest organizations of, by and for transgender and gender diverse in the United States. Officially formed in 1977, Ingersoll Gender Center has been building community, connecting folks to resources and advocating for our communities in the Puget Sound region for over four decades.

Mission:

Ingersoll Gender Center is an organization of, by, and for transgender and gender diverse people that provides mutual support through peer led support groups, advocacy in navigating resources, community organizing, and education — all in the pursuit of our collective self-determination.

Vision:

We envision a world that nurtures healthy communities free from violence, centers self-determination for all people, and celebrates all gender identities and expressions.

Values:

  • Courageous authenticity and radical inclusivity: We create spaces for folks to be their full authentic selves and practice self love with fierce respect for themselves and their communities.
  • Anti-violence: We pursue approaches that center mutual aid and self-determination within healthy communities free from violence and oppression of all forms.
  • Compassion and empathy: We believe that practicing both are integral to building sustainable and supportive communities.
  • Solidarity: We actively work for collective liberation because we know that transgender and gender diverse people live in the intersections of identities and communities. We are not free until we are all free.