Transgender Leadership Initiative launches call for applications

AIDS United is thrilled to announce our call for applications for the next cohort of the Transgender Leadership Initiative!

The Transgender Leadership Initiative (TLI) prioritizes funding organizations adopting intersectional approaches to addressing the HIV epidemic in the United States. In addition, the initiative prioritizes organizations dedicated to the wellness of transgender people of color (TPOC), including community-based organizations, community planning bodies, and local networks. The program provides the following:

  1. 8-month Leadership Development Program with a service-learning community project component.
  2. $2,500 stipend for selected individuals and a $10,000 grant for the selected participants’ affiliated organization to support their participation during work hours, including professional development and project implementation.

“As a trans person of color, I am excited to work with this program and upcoming cohort of leaders, especially as we consider the overwhelming devastation many of these anti-LGBTQ and anti-trans policies have had on our communities,” says Gabriel Glissmeyer, Program Manager of the Transgender Leadership Initiative. “This program stands as a testament and commitment that transgender and nonbinary people deserve safety and equity, especially in HIV leadership, funding and programming.”

In 2017, AIDS United launched the Transgender Leadership Initiative As part of our efforts to support transgender and nonbinary leaders responding to the HIV epidemic,  the initiative, transgender and gender-nonconforming leaders of color received opportunities for personal and professional development, mentorship and funding to implement their own service-learning project to address areas of need within their communities. To learn more about the purpose, eligibility, and requirements for this initiative, please read the full 2024-2025 Call for Applications and submit an application.