Kween Culture Initiative’s mission is to promote cultural equity for transgender women of color through cultural enrichment, social empowerment and social justice.
Transgender women of color experience higher rates of violence, harassment, suicide, and discrimination. We face a wide range of systemic and social barriers in accessing employment, housing, and healthcare. The public assessment statistically is a harsh one: transgender people are marginalized, disenfranchised, live in extreme poverty, and face stigma and discrimination around the globe.
While these realities exist, they co-exist with a spirit of resilience, perseverance, creativity, and truly sophisticated contributions to the arenas of arts, culture, social change and social justice that is unmatched by any other community. Kween Culture Initiative celebrates the deep profundity of Black and Brown transgender women of color through cultural enrichment, social empowerment and social justice.