Dear Community, 

We hope you, your family and friends are all in good health as we navigate difficult times amidst this public health crisis. Both Ingersoll and U.T.O.P.I.A. are organizations led by, and for transgender and gender diverse people. We’re writing to you today, together, to make a special request. We know that our entire region is living through uncertainty – but in times of crisis the barriers and lack of resources faced by our transgender and gender diverse communities become even more visible. We need your help to lessen the impact of this crisis on our communities. 

We are joining together to launch a joint Trans and Gender Diverse Emergency Community Aid Fund. With your support, we will work together to provide community financial assistance to community members who have lost income and stability in these challenging times. We have no doubt that collectively we can band together to uplift our community members most affected by this crisis to help cover costs of food, supplies, and other emergency needs that may arise during the COVID-19 crisis.

We are prepared to begin receiving requests starting next week and plan to keep the process low-barrier for folks seeking aid. This fund will prioritize those in our community hit hardest by this crisis: QTBIPOC, Sex Workers, Sick and Disabled, Elderly, Undocumented and others who have been historically and systematically disadvantaged. As a community full of love, solidarity and compassion that continually lifts each other up, we invite you to give any amount to help provide support to those in our community most impacted. To donate to this campaign, please visit our online payment portal or email coco@ingersollgendercenter.org for direct support in making a donation. 

In Solidarity, 

Karter Booher | They/Them | Ingersoll Gender Center Executive Director
& Taffy Johnson | She/Her | U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle Executive Director