TThe transgender community has made dramatic progress in the last 10 years. Through hard work, organizing, story-telling and risk-taking, transgender leaders have made significant headway in educating the public about the needs and lived experiences of transgender individuals. As a result, there is greater public awareness of the transgender community and their rights and needs.
Yet even with this progress, transgender people continue to face blatant discrimination in workplace and housing, high levels of violence, and poor health outcomes.
The Transgender Advocacy Council was formed to act as an umbrella organization supporting both individuals and new and long existing grassroots transgender support organizations in the greater Cincinnati area in the areas of policy advocacy, direct services, outreach to encourage culture change, community organizing, and other key strategies.