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Support Trans Artists

Last updated November 9, 2023.

Written by Laura Horak.

We are excited to support trans artists! This pages includes a list of up-and-coming trans-made media shared with the Transgender Media Portal. Please note that beyond reading through their webpages, we have not personally vetted these campaigns. If you spot one that seems fishy, please let us know.

Also, if you would like your project listed here, please send your crowdfunding links to to have them added to the page.

You can also visit our Find Support page for a list of additional resources for trans artists.

Audiovisual Media Makers

The Black Trans Prayer Book Documentary!

We want to thank each and everyone of you that has and continues to donate to our gofundme so that we can get the Black Trans Prayer Book made into a feature length documentary! Film co-directors include Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, J Mase III, seyi adebanjo and Audria LB.

Created by: J Mase III. Last update: August 4th, 2022.

LGBTQ Latinx Sci-Fi Film Fundraiser

About the film: "Student loan memory repossession in En Memoria is a metaphor for methods of colonial violence that seek to erase the collective Latinx, queer and Indigenous consciousness from our land. But this is not a story of despair, because despite all these efforts, Indigenous people have always found ways to pass that knowledge from one generation to another, keeping us alive and vibrant in the face of eradication." Bio: Roberto Fatal [they/them/ellos] is a filmmaker and storyteller. They come from Rarámuri, Tewa Pueblo, Ute, and Spanish ancestors and Mexican-American culture.

Created by: Ali Meyers-Ohki and Roberto Fatal. Last update: August 15th, 2023.

"I Am The Hope And The Dream" Part. 2

My name is Remy Styrk and I'm the director and editor of the documentary I Am The Hope And The Dream. I'm an award-winning trans (he/him) black queer filmmaker and musician. In May of 2022, I and a team of powerful black community leaders in Whatcom County, Washington made a film called "I Am The Hope And The Dream". It was a public health short documentary about Juneteenth and how the community members celebrate/their relationship with the holiday. The film was shown in several schools throughout Whatcom County, even making its way into classrooms across the U.S. This was the beginning of celebrating and uplifting black voices with light. Part two will showcase the light and joy of our stories outside of our skin color - our light as humans. Help me uplift black voices. Donate today!

Created by: Remy Styrk. Last update: February 2nd, 2023.

Swann Queen: a short film

Hi I’m L and I’m a filmmaker and MFA student in Washington, DC. My thesis project, SWANN QUEEN, is a short fiction film inspired by the world’s first drag queen, William Dorsey Swann, who hosted balls in DC in the late 1800s(!). The police routinely raided Swann’s soirees, arresting and jailing attendees found in this “hell of iniquity” (Evening Star, January 1896).

Created by: L Miller. Last update: April 5th, 2023.

Theo Cuthand is creating Videos

I'm a video artist/filmmaker who has made videos which can roughly be described as experimental, but which I think are also entertaining and leaning more towards narrative. Right now I am developing a web series about Natives colonizing Mars, and am creating some "infomercials" for Better 2 Spirit Living.

Created by: Theo Cuthand. Last update: September 5th, 2023.

Help Indie secure reliable transportation

My name is Indie Johnson, and I am a Black trans fem filmmaker who needs my own reliable transportation. I usually travel for work via public transportation or borrowing a friend's car when needed. Still, to accept more film work outside of the Atlanta perimeter, I need a car of my own.

Created by: Indie Johnson. Last updated: Created August 27th, 2021.

My Genderation is creating films that celebrate trans lives

My Genderation is an ongoing film project celebrating trans lives and trans experiences. What makes My Genderation unique is that our films are created entirely by trans people about other trans people. We work from an intersectional perspective and aim to elevate the voices of all of our community members, in particular those that don't often get heard by the mainstream media.

Created by: My Genderation. Last updated: September 1, 2023.

Willow Catelyn Maclay is creating Film Criticism

Freelance film critic. What I'm going to be doing with patreon is creating a new home away from home where I can treat you to some of my newer writing projects. I hope you will enjoy.

Created by: Willow Catelyn Maclay. Last updated: October 31, 2023.

Creators of Other Art Forms

BrownBearButch Brilliance

Black trans queer art. Last updated: October 13, 2023.

jzl jmz

Creating visual and literary art relating to Black, Trans, Matter. Last updated: October 31, 2023.

Rivers Solomon

Creating Black, queer fiction, poetry, and essays. Last updated: June 12, 2022.

Rest for Resistance

Rest for Resistance is a zine and intersectional resources directory by QTPoC Mental Health. Creating emotional support resources by and for Queer and Trans POC. Last updated: June 17, 2023.

Nia King

A podcast called “We Want the Airwaves” where they interview queer and trans artists of color about their lives and their work. Last updated: February 11, 2023.

A.B.O. Comix is creating a platform for queer and trans incarcerated artists

A.B..O Comix is a collective of creators and activists who work to amplify the voices of LGBTQ prisoners through art. By working closely with prison abolitionist and queer advocacy organizations, we aim to keep queer prisoners connected to outside community and help them in the fight toward liberation. The profits we generate go back to incarcerated artists, especially those with little to no resources. Using the DIY ideology of "punk-zine" culture, A.B.O. was formed with the philosophy of mutual support, community and friendship.

Created by: A.B.O. Comix. Last updated: April 27, 2023.

J.M. Ellison is creating If We Knew Trans History

The If We Knew Trans History Project aims to explore the ways transgender history can help activists understand ourselves and re-imagine our future. Through essays, videos, and photographs, If We Knew Trans History shares the stories of transgender people in the United States.

Created by: J.M. Ellison. Last updated: October 26, 2023.

Gender Portraits

The series consists of paintings and stories of transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming people.

Created by: Drew Riley, Austin Creative Alliance.