Thank you, everyone, for your continued support, from our IndieGoGo campaign, our Facebook page, or our Twitter account!
Recently, we've announced the beginning of our IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign on Facebook! I'm proud to announce that thanks to the generous contributions of members of our local TGNC community, the campaign is currently 37.5% funded at a level of $375.00!
We could use your help. If you can afford donating even a small amount towards the creation of a new community-focused effort for the Kansas City area, you will help to guide and empower future networks of transgender and gender non-conforming leaders.
Any donation will be credited on a 'Thank You' page here on our website as well as included on a tribute to contributors at our KC Pride exhibit. There are perks posted for higher level contributions, too ($50 gets you physical merch, $150 offers you the opportunity for a published profile here on the website)!
Based on some feedback on the T-Shirt we currently have offered for the $50 perk, we're looking into alternative designs. If you have any suggestions, please send them to us at submit(at)trans.report!
The campaign is currently 37.5% funded!
As we discuss on our crowdfunding page, part of starting any new community effort involves raising awareness. We'd really like to contribute to the transgender community presence at KC Pride 2016. Donations for our crowdfunding campaign go toward that effort.
But the goals for trans.report don't end there. As a transgender woman, I love seeing any increased attention to detail in coverage about or visibility around my community. The conversations we're having about bathroom rights and the concept of fundamental self-determination in identity have the potential to be very nuanced.
We want to help members of the transgender community share their stories. We want to help build a sense of digital community here in Kansas City. We've already started the process of migrating our web hosting and email services to our own server instead of paying for hosting services because we want to more efficiently and effectively deliver powerful, personal contributions to the evolving transgender narrative.
Our community is diverse and beautiful. In a political landscape which threatens in many places to legislate us as secondary citizens, our existence is resistance.
The next step is official non-profit status.
After the crowd-funding process completes on April 27, 11:59 PM PDT, we'll use part of our funds to file for registration as a non-profit entity and with the federal government. We're looking forward to building relationships and resources for the Kansas City transgender community.
There are more updates and exciting stories to come, so please stay tuned!