The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people


MPJI seeks to eradicate systemic, community, and physical violence. We have located culturally competent resources for necessities like housing, food security, legal and financial support, COVID-19 relief, health/wellness, employment, social support, and more. 


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✨ To those who have held up culture.
✨To those that cultivated a world in which BLACK trans people have access.
✨To those that have taken means into their own hands.
✨To those who did what they had to do to survive.
✨We will forever be grateful to you for the paths you paved.


✨ What started as a vision in 2021, became a reality in 2022. ✨

After a year of dedicated research and development, MPJI has identified resources for the TGNC community in all 50 states! 💜

A huge shout out to Ren Davis, our Resource Researcher, whose dedication to this work was unparalleled. We will be continuing to keep this resource updated for the community to access for years to come.

This is a national list to help our TGNC siblings find local resources from employment and legal care to TGNC-friendly physicians and TGNC-owned businesses.

Check out ALL resources at the link in our bio.

If you know of a resource or see one that needs to be added, please email info@marshap.org.

#MPJI #BlackTransLivesMatter #TransIsBeautiful

✨ Get to know Ren Davis (they/them), MPJI's Resource Researcher!

What are you reading? 📖
God Help the Child by Toni Morrison

How are you feeling? ❤️
Thankful to have entered 2023 surrounded with love.

Three of your favorite things? 🤗
My cat, daiquiris, and traveling

What are you listening to? 🎧
Boiler Room x DJ Minx in Detroit 2015

Ren is a Black, queer Detroit native who advocates for the rights and well-being of queer and trans folks internationally. They hold two bachelor’s degrees in Global Studies and Political Science from Michigan State University (2020). While at MSU, the intersections of their identities led them to focus their academic career on discerning the impact of imperialism on policy, culture, and health surrounding LGBTQ East African populations. This passion has carried over to their post-graduate life, where they work to decolonize the spaces around them while completing research, acting as a teaching assistant and tutor, and navigating what identity looks like outside of a colonial framework. Ren is currently a Master of Public Health candidate at Tulane University and enjoys meditative practices, traveling, and house music!

Learn more about our team at our link in bio and click "Staff & Board"

Happy birthday to one of our favorites, Dr. Angela Davis! @_angeladavis1944
Thank you for everything you do! ❤️

Cover image: Angela Davis, photographed outside her home in Oakland, Calif., on July 25, 2020. John Edmonds
Video posted by Radical Books Collective @warscapes

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🗣️ “Yes, I’m BLACK. I’m proud of it. I’m BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL!” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Cover Image: Civil rights leader Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. relaxes at home in May 1956 in Montgomery, Alabama. Michael Ochs Archives—Getty Images


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2021 was a year of growth and cultivation at the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. Come check out our 2021 Impact report!

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