The goals of Gender JUST are to (1) transform LGBTQA communities by abolishing race, class, gender, age, religion and ability hierarchies in service of a multi-dimensional and powerful movement and to (2) promote innovative, community-based solutions to safety, wellness, and resource disparities that are accountable to those most vulnerable to institutional violence and harm.
Gender JUST Values
We are a multi-racial, multi-generational collective of people of diverse marginalized gender and sexual identities, as well as diverse skills, cultures, abilities, citizenship status, educational backgrounds and income levels.
We organize for radical, competent transformation in housing and shelter, public education, labor, courts, public benefits, citizenship/immigration and healthcare sectors, toward the dismantling of an exploitative and unjust prison and military industrial complex.
We work to develop and facilitate de-criminalization, de-escalation, harm reduction and self-care practices in order to prioritize the safety and wellness needs of our communities, and to embrace sexual, gender and family self-determination.
We acknowledge intersectionality between different oppressions that perpetuate injustice, and we work on multiple levels to eradicate them.
We work to affect these changes through grassroots base building, popular education, arts/media/cultural production, participatory action research, direct action events, leadership development and coalition building between disparate social and economic justice movements.
We are committed to this work because, although we witness and experience various forms of hardship and need in our communities, we can also imagine a society in which hardship and need are obsolete.