STRC has been organizing the transgender and gender nonconforming community in Hampton Roads, VA since 2017.
Based in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, STRC is a non-profit community outreach center which is dedicated solely to the empowerment of today’s transgender community.
From connecting our trans community with housing, to providing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, to providing school supplies to trans families and youth, from the beginning we've worked to:
-Embolden trans leaders
-Listen to the community
-Make sure our people are getting their needs met
Ms. Tarena D. Williams is a transgender woman who knows firsthand how the transgender community can be discriminated against, unfairly perceived and the struggles when it comes to education, employment, housing and safety. She is using her life experiences to build this safe place where all the transgender men, women, boys and girls can be heard without yelling, understood without stigma and educated without barriers.
Retreat in collaboration with House of GG and TAKE (Virginia Beach, Dec. 2018).