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.
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.
- supporting community-based leadership
- promoting autonomy and self-determination
- framing our work through depathologization and decolonization
- working collaboratively and advocating collectively for human rights
- solidarity with our communities internationally
- creating transformative knowledge
- fighting for justice on issues of race, geopolitics, climate, socio-economics, and sexual and reproductive reparations.
Founded in 2009 by Justus Eisfeld and Mauro Cabral Grinspan, GATE is registered in the United States of America as a non-profit organization, with all our staff working remotely. Our organization has two official languages: English and Spanish.
How we work
GATE works in strategic partnership with UN bodies and mechanisms, international human rights organizations, global funders and trans and intersex regional and national networks to advocate for and create opportunities to include of our communities in global decision-making processes.
Our organizational strategy is shaped by our board in consultation with trans, gender diverse and intersex partners, allies from different human rights movements and key experts in our specific fields of work.