The Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGI Justice Project or TGIJP) is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization working to end human rights abuses against transgender, intersex, and gender-variant people, particularly trans women of color in California prisons and detention centers.[1][2][3] Originally led by Black trans activist Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and Asian American trans man and activist Alexander L. Lee (also the organization's founder),[4] the current executive director of TGIJP is Janetta Johnson, a Black trans woman who was formerly incarcerated in a men's prison.[1][5][6]

TGI Justice Project
FocusTransgender rights
Prisoners' rights
Area served
California, United States
TGIJP executive director Janetta Johnson speaks at the 2016 San Francisco Trans March.

In 2016, TGIJP joined Black Lives Matter in withdrawing from the San Francisco Pride Parade, in protest of increased police presence at the event.[7][8]

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  1. ^ a b "About Us". TGI Justice. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  2. ^ Dommu, Rose (November 21, 2018). "7 Organizations to Support That Aren't the Homophobic Salvation Army". Out. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  3. ^ Madison, Alex (October 7, 2018). "The nation's first trans cultural district is starting to turn ideas into reality". LGBTQ Nation. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Nguyen, Stacy (2 July 2020). "Trans rights org founder Alex Lee on activism and importance of Black women leaders". Northwest Asian Weekly. Retrieved 6 July 2023.
  5. ^ Chitnis, Rucha (March 8, 2017). "Why Defending Human Rights Is Women's Work". Yes!. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  6. ^ Puglise, Nicole (November 6, 2016). "LGBT prisoners' art exhibit offers voice to the incarcerated – and 'call to action'". The Guardian. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Chan, Rosalie (June 25, 2016). "Black Lives Matter Withdraws From San Francisco Pride Parade in Response to Increased Policing". Time. Retrieved June 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Najarro, Ileana (June 25, 2016). "Black Lives Matter withdraws from S.F.'s Pride Parade due to increased police presence". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 4, 2019.

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