Who We Are
The Trans Youth Support Network is a partnership of youth and community members working together to support trans youth in Minnesota.
What does "Trans" mean?
When we use the term "trans," we mean any person who challenges or crosses over their society's perceived gender roles and/or expectations.
We were founded as a community response to a series of incidents of violence targeting young transwomen of color in the Fall of 2004. Today, our work continues to be shaped and directed by trans youth.
What We're About
Through organizing, education, advocacy, and youth leadership development, we seek to address the root cause of injustice and oppression that queer, trans and gender non-conforming youth and youth of color face.
Our mission is to promote racial, social, and economic justice for trans youth, with the freedom to self-define gender identity and expression.
We also provide gender/trans accessibility trainings for local youth services to increase access for trans and gender non-conforming youth.
How We're Possible
TYSN is doing our work through generous funding and support by the community and:
- Headwaters Foundation for Justice
- The John Larsen Foundation
- The PFund Foundation
- The Resist Foundation