Casa Ruby, a division of Latin@s en Accion, is a multicultural center and safe space serving the Latino LGB & Transgender communities of any race, color, or economic background in Washington, DC, MD, VA Where all are welcome. Our mission is to create success stories, particularly among Latino LGB & Trans communities of any race, color or economic background; Through advocacy, employment, housing assistance, HIV testing, counseling, social and other services.
The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in April 2000 and incorporated in May 2007 to respond to the critical need to preserve and educate about the history of the Latino LGBTQ community in Washington, DC.
The DC Trans Coalition (DCTC) is a volunteer, grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to fighting for human rights, dignity, and equal access for transsexual, transgender and gender-diverse people in the District of Columbia.
The Mpoderate! program targets gay Latino youth as well as male to female transgender Latino youth. It is fully funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and aims to decrease the epidemic spread of HIV/AIDS within that population. The new site provides a safe space for the group members to participate in program activities and allows them space to freely express their sexual orientation and gender identities.
TransLAW aims to meet these needs by serving trans clients in a clinic setting with our partnership with Whitman-Walker Health, by training legal services organizations, and training legal professionals.