WHO WE ARE:

TransPonder is a small grassroots, completely transgender founded and led nonprofit based in Eugene, Oregon providing support, resources, and education for and about the trans/gender diverse community and its allies.

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WHAT WE DO / PROVIDE:

  • Regular support meetings, socials, and special events for trans/gender diverse folks (and allies) to connect, support, and be with one another.
  • A dynamic and community vetted Resource Directory for local/regional trans-inclusive care providers and is for everyone—because whether you’re the individual seeking care or someone referring to another care provider, everyone should know where our transgender-inclusive, educated, and experienced care providers are!  
  • Inclusivity trainings and consultation services to organizations and businesses through our Transgender Education and Awareness Services program.

OUR MISSION / VISION:

TransPonder’s vision and commitment is to:

  • Address root causes of discrimination in the trans/gender diverse community through an intersectional social justice lens.
  • Acknowledge the existence and harm caused by systemic racism and dismantle white supremacy within and outside of our organization.
  • Increase allyship and accomplices in the broader community through relationship building and education.
  • Foster leadership and skill building opportunities within the trans/gender diverse community across generations.
  • Promote access to health by fostering expertise in mental, physical, and spiritual healing communities.
  • Network with legal counsel knowledgeable about the trans/gender diverse community.
  • Provide resource navigation support to address economic inequities, food and housing insecurity, medical and employment discrimination.

OUR VALUES:

Trans/gender diverse people exist across race, ethnicity, ability, age, religion, immigration status, profession, economic status, languages politics and so much more. TransPonder is committed to intersectional transgender justice.

Kimberle Crenshaw in a black and white striped shirt with her hair in a bun, smiling.
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw is an American lawyer, and a leading scholar of critical race theory who developed the theory of intersectionality.

Intersectionality is basically a lens, a prism, for seeing the way in which various forms of inequality often operate together and exacerbate each other. We tend to talk about race inequality as separate from inequality based on gender, class, sexuality or immigrant status. What’s often missing is how some people are subject to all of these, and the experience is not just the sum of its parts. -Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw


We are always doing our best to serve our community across intersecting identities, and try as we might, we sometimes miss nuances. We stand with Maya Angelou who said:

Maya Angelou in a dark shirt with her chin in her hands, smiling.
Maya Angelou was an American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet, and civil rights activist.

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. -Maya Angelou


Our team embodies numerous different identities, and even still we miss things. To reduce the number of “oops” and “ouch” moments, we also work with consultants with differing intersecting identities to keep us in check. We know the work is on us to create safer spaces, and we deeply value specific feedback from within the trans/gender diverse community to whom we are accountable to.

In our ongoing attempt to create safer avenues for feedback, below are specific contacts:

  • If you are a TBIPOC person and want to communicate with another TBIPOC person to express your concerns, please email us (CLICK HERE). You can also find a link to our TBIPOC support services (CLICK HERE).
  • If you are a trans/gender diverse person living with a disability and would like to communicate your concerns to another person with a disability, contact us (CLICK HERE), and find a link to our dedicated trans and disability group (CLICK HERE).
  • If you are someone who is having challenges accessing our services for any reason or navigating/coordinating community resources, please contact our resource navigator (CLICK HERE).
  • To reach our leadership team, please email admin@transponder.community.

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