Grantee Profile

The Knights and Orchid Society Logo

TKO is a southern centered grassroots startup founded and led by black, queer, transgender, and gender non-conforming people fighting at the intersections of racial and gender justice. TKOs mission is to improve the quality of life within the LGBTQ+ community by creating safe spaces that empower, educate, and unite Trans, GNC, & Queer role models of color. To date, TKO has organized spaces that offer direct support for Trans folks, served in national leadership capacity, as well facilitated Trans Diversity 101 education workshops. Recently TKO hosted the first ever Transgender Fellowship & Advocacy gathering in Selma, AL.

2017
Rapid Response Grant
Fund:
Black-led Movement Fund
2017
General Operating Support Grant
Fund:
Fund for Trans Generations