TransLatina Coalition Starts Fort Lauderdale Chapter

Sep 17, 2015

The TransLatina Coalition, a national transgender advocacy group, has started its first Florida chapter in Fort Lauderdale.

The group plans to provide a wide range of services for the  transgender community,  including a safe space for trans women who are victims of domestic violence.

Arianna Lint leads the TransLatina Coalition Fort Lauderdale chapter.
Credit Courtesy Arianna Lint

Arianna  Lint is a transgender woman and president of the Fort Lauderdale TransLatina Coalition chapter.

She said it's important to have transgender-led organizations.

"There's  a lot of  misunderstanding in our community," she said. "They don’t understand what are our needs.

Some of those needs are access to knowledgeable healthcare providers and transgender inclusion in the workplace.

Lint is also helping to build other TransLatina chapters in the Southeast including in Georgia, North Carolina and Puerto Rico.