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Human Rights are Trans Rights

Our mission is to inspire and promote impactful solutions to some of the most critical issues we face through the power of civic engagement. Join our community of activists and allies as we work towards a better and more just world.


Founder: TS CANDII

Inspiring Change

Originally from Tennessee,  Candii, 26 realized very quickly that being black while trans especially in the South, brings forth challenges and experiences that very few could match. While navigating the shelter system in Brooklyn, Candii identified the needs of fellow black trans-women, then set herself on a mission to provide them with quality of life resources. To date, Black Trans Nation has distributed over $500k to Black Trans Sex Workers and underfunded overlook black organization  in the attempt to provide essential financial relief through a global pandemic. Candii lives in Brooklyn with 4 fur babies.


Our Mission


Black Trans Nation is for black trans by a black trans-non-profit organization established in Brooklyn, NY, during the COVID 19 crisis. We assist Black and POC TGNC individuals with empowerment tools urgently needed to ensure a productive life and style while navigating a safe and healthy transition. We provide direct-relief via referrals to trans friendly service providers in Kings County, NY. We also offer financial assistance, short term and long term housing to homeless TGNC youth & black trans sex workers who face financial hardships due to the societal stigma associated with being trans while black.


Our Contributions

We work to ensure the community and local leaders have the knowledge, resources and opportunities to make a real change in society. We see our campaigns as collective efforts and tools for connecting and building a stronger Activist Movement.


Community Engagements

Everyone Counts

Seeking trans and sex worker stories and artwork for a digital zine on walking while trans and the resilience of sex work activists throughout history in New York.
Sex Worker (SW) Liberation, Oldest Profession Podcast, and Red Light Reader are teaming up to create a digital zine (published as an ebook on Amazon) to raise money for sex workers.

Accepted submissions will be compensated $100 per piece, $50 for pre-existing work.
Our digital zine will be published as an ebook to raise mutual aid funds for BIPOC sex workers impacted by covid19. This ebook will be released on Jan 25, 2021 in partnership with the Old Pro Project.



Ensuring that All Voices are Heard

Advocacy is an essential pillar of our Activist Movement. There is strength in numbers, and we work to inform and encourage others to take a stand for what they believe in.

Thank you to advocates & elected allies who have helped to make this happen! 
It's time to Repeal the #WalkingWhileTrans Ban & seal violations!


Community Outreach

No One Should be Silenced

As activists, Outreach is close to our hearts. We believe that the best solutions for society come from within, and make it our mission to build awareness so that this is a possibility within the Black Trans Sex-work communities. TS Candii of BTN establishing relationships with shelter systems across the New York area. 


The Asphalt Trans Lives Matter Arts Project

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Good to Know

The Asphalt Trans Lives Matter public arts project is dedicated to bringing the trans rights movement into full visibility with art, poetry and protest in heart of a the gay, lesbian and transgender community – The Stonewall Inn, which continues to serve as a haven for the city's gay, lesbian and transgender community.