Marsha P Johnson Institute Sponsorship

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Supporting and building strong trans communities of color is a priority for Eastern PA Trans Equity Project. That’s why we offer two individuals from our service area the opportunity to join the Marsha P. Johnson Institute at no cost to them.

Supporting and Building Black Trans Leaders

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute seeks to eradicate systemic, community, and physical violence that silences the Black Transgender Community from actualizing freedom, joy, and safety.

MPJI members have access to a robust calendar of events, as well as a community of incredible members. Members get special rates on events, workshops, and programming that have been designed to empower and serve the Black Transgender Community.


Criteria and Requirements

Applicants are chosen based on financial need and their demonstrated committment to being an advocate for the Transgender Community.

Applicants must identify as Black and reside within the Eastern PA Trans Equity Project service area (Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Monroe, Carbon, Schuylkill counties).

Applicants should expect to participate in Eastern PA Trans Equity Events or Programs for the duration of the one-year sponsorship.

Applications are accepted in the months of August and September each year and applicants will be informed of the status of their application no later than October 15th.



Learn More About Eastern PA Trans Equity Project Programs

The Eastern PA Trans Equity Project (EPTEP) serves transgender and gender diverse people throughout eastern Pennsylvania including the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. This includes the Cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and more.

We provide supportive services including Transgender Support Groups, Legal Name Change Assistance, Grants for Gender-affirming garments or prostheses, Scholarship Programs, Educational Programs, and Emergency Assistance to people in Lehigh County, Northampton County, Monroe County, Carbon County, Schuylkill County and other areas of Pennsylvania.

Are you interested in meeting other transgender folk? Are you the spouse or partner of a trans person? If so, make sure to check out our support groups including Lehigh Valley Transgender Renaissance.

Want to Know More?

If you would like to volunteer volunteer for Eastern PA Trans Equity Project and to help us to fulfill our mission of empowering transgender people or to have an EPTEP member speak at one of your events, please contact us today!