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GATE campaigns globally for trans,
gender diverse and intersex equality

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Founded by Mauro Cabral Grinspan and Justus Eisfeld, GATE has been working towards towards justice and equality for trans, gender diverse and intersex communities since 2009.

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GATE works collaboratively with strategic partners to advocate and create opportunities for inclusion of our communities in global decision-making processes.

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Across the world, our communities face discrimination, violence and often death as a result of marginalisation and stigma. Together we can help to change this reality.

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GATE is an international advocacy organization working towards justice and equality for trans, gender diverse and intersex communities. Rooted in our movements, we work collaboratively with strategic partners at the global level to provide knowledge, resources and access to UN mechanisms and bodies. We give voice to and empower communities affected by issues of gender identity, sex characteristics and bodily diversity by creating critical knowledge, providing organizational resources and forging connections with UN bodies, networks and key organizations. 

GATE envisions  a world free from human rights violations based on gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics. Our strategy is to transform the landscape of global advocacy, knowledge creation and resource distribution through critical inclusion of trans, gender diverse and intersex movements at all levels of political, legal and socio-economic processes.

GATE believes in the emancipatory power of trans, gender diverse and intersex activists:

  • We provide our communities with support, technical capacity and knowledge to enable them to politically mobilize on issues of gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics.
  • We produce and share critical knowledge, advocate for increased and more accessible funding for community-led efforts, monitor key international processes and facilitate community activists’ engagement with these processes.
  • We are committed to being fully accountable to our communities, to fighting for all forms of emancipation, justice and reparations, and to supporting activists’ development and wellbeing.

Latest News

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    Welcome to the team Chamindra!

    GATE is delighted to welcome Dr. Chamindra Weerawardhana as our new Director of Programs and Global Partnerships.

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    Anti-gender mobilization and its potential in Irish society

    Luc O’Leary describes the conditions of anti-gender mobilization in Ireland

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  • Call for Applications: Consultant to review MoodleCloud online learning platform (navigation, technical issues, etc.)

    GATE is hiring a MoodleCloud consultant

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Latest Resources

  • cover page biennial report 2020 2021

    Biennial Report 2020 + 2021

    Find out about GATE’s work and our impact in 2020 and 2021. Read our biennial report!

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  • Cover Page of GATE's Values and Preference's Report

    Trans and Gender Diverse Values and Preferences Report

    GATE conducted a qualitative study among global trans & gender diverse community members to understand values and preferences regarding HIV, hepatitis & STI services.

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    De-democratization, Gender+ and Exclusion Policies in Europe Conference

    In July 2022, GATE’s gender movement program officer participated in the conference “De-democratization, Gender + and Exclusion Policies in Europe“, in Seville, Spain. The conference was attended by scholars from various disciplines and activists working in the field. The aim of this conference was to create synergies between the academic world and civil society, focusing… Read More »De-democratization, Gender+ and Exclusion Policies in Europe Conference

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