I Am Human Foundation

Ellenwood, GA

Founded by a trans man of color, I Am Human was created to empower the lives of LGBTQIA individuals. Our goal is to create a safe space for individuals who are homeless, living with HIV, and trans youth, with a focus on those who experience discrimination due to their lifestyle or gender identity. We aim to break the barriers with regard to the societal disparities in education, employment, healthcare, and housing. Our group is driven by a commitment to ensure all trans and gender non-conforming people are treated fairly and protected from violence. We don't see race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.....We see Human!!

Grant Amount

$25,000 (BTF), 5,000 (BTF)+5,000 (RRF)

Key Issues
  • Health Justice
  • HIV Issues and Rights
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Voting Access

I Am Human Foundation was awarded $20,000 in February 2022 to support and organize its base to get out the vote in the upcoming Georgia elections. They focused on helping trans, and gender-expansive people access identification that matches their identities.

“The voices of transgender and gender non-conforming folks are traditionally stifled. The I Am Human Foundation was determined to change that narrative. We provided name and gender marker changes, so these individuals felt empowered to register to vote. Many had their voices heard for the first time when they cast their first ballot. It was a powerful moment.”

The negative impact of Roe v. Wade reaches beyond the heteronormative binary system of men and women. It affects all womb-baring individuals, including trans men, those assigned female at birth (AFAB), and butch individuals.

Trans and gender-expansive people have never had the opportunity to own their narratives or have autonomy over their bodies because of how society views these individuals. The overturning of Roe makes it harder for those with uteruses to access already limited reproductive health services. This will further diminish the accomplishments the community has gained in recent years with access to care through advocacy and visibility.

I Am Human is determined to continue to elevate the narratives of these demographics because we acknowledge and understand that healthcare is a fundamental human right.