Impact Reports

Launched March 31st 2018

INVISIBLE MEN  began as a platform for trans men to have the ability to tell their own narratives instead of being handed who they were according to the world. To tell our truth, a short documentary was created utilizing the stories of various trans men and the loving mother of a trans man expressing their different but eye opening experiences. The film was released in June 2018.

Participants included 12 Transmasculine individuals that told their stories in their own way, giving visibility to an otherwise invisible population. We call them ‘Legacys.’ 

From there, our growth and goals are being realized due to the increased visibility we were gaining by sharing our truth with clear voices. To that end the organization has expanded to identify or create resources lacking for this demographic. Below are all of the accomplishments so far.

Metrics

Legacys – 58 total

  • 2018 12 Legacys
  • 2019 14 Legacys 
  • 2020 13 Legacys
  • 2021 15 Legacys (2 International)
  • 2022 4 Legacys (So far)

Website traffic 

  • 2018  3316 views
  • 2019  3976 views
  • 2020  7126 views
  • 2021  6199 views 

Funders

  • Equality California ($5k) 2019,2020,2021. 2022
  • Liberty Hill ($5k) 2020
  • Trans Funding ($5k) 2021, 2022
  • Dept of Public Health ($5k) 2021 
  • Imperial Court Los Angeles & Hollywood ($1k) 2020
  • UWC ($500) 2020 
  • BLAC Mail Production ($200) 2019

Assisted w/ Resources 

( Binders, clothing, care pkgs, name change, hormone navigation, dress for success)

  • 2018 16 individuals
  • 2019 33 individuals
  • 2020 120 individuals / 10 Families
  • 2021 114 individuals / 5 families

Peer Mentorship 

(Jr. Legacys) (22 total)

  • 2018 5 Jr. Legacys
  • 2019 10 Jr Legacys 
  • 2020 5 Jr Legacys
  • 2021 2 Jr Legacys

Transition Assist Scholarships @ $250 ea

  • 4 given out 2019
  • 4 given our 2021 
  • Total $2000

COVID-19 Emergency $50 Spots 

  • 2020 – 20 $1000 total
  • 2021 – 25 $1250 total

1st year 2018.

  • Platform Launch – March 31st 2018
  • Docushort Film Release- June 2018
  • Blaque Out Conference Workshop Presentation (Inaugural external presence)
  • 5 Film Screenings 
  • Became Study Subject Matter for UC Berkeley 
  • Mentor Program (Jr. Legacy) launched 
  • Binder Exchange launched
  • Invisible Woodsman Camping Program (Inaugural)
  • Tabled @ Los Angeles Pride, Trans Pride, Compton’s Human Trafficking Event – “Breaking the Chains” 
  • Gave 4 Transition Assist Scholarships @ $250 each
  • Presentation @ In The Meantime’s Men’s Group with Carlisha Giselle 
  • Online apparel shop launched
  • Name Change Navigation Assist

As our Anniversary 2019 approached we geared up with new projects coming down the pipeline.

  • Recess: Healing thru Play 
  • Love and Art: Healing thru Art 
  • Community Closet 
  • Trans Masculine Specific Cultural Competency Training

Workshops

  • “Healthy Masculinity: What is it?”
  • “Release: Emotional Coping & Support” 
  • “HIV /PREP / PEP and Trans Men” 

2nd Year 2019

  • Goal Met: assisted and supported 30 Transmasculine folks! 
  • Added 13 new Legacys to our Family!
  • Trans First!: First Transmasc Org to March in LA Pride Parade!
  • Launched Phoenix Chapter

Invisible Men has given out:

– 12 binders 

– 10 suits

– 4 Clothing Care packages

Invisible Men has supported:

– 4 name changes

– 3 Hormone navigation assistance

Invisible Men has held workshops at:

– Models Of Pride 27

– National Trans Health Conference 

– Gender Health Conference

– Creating Change Conference

Events:

  • Conversation Series – Defining Men, Defining Women, Defining Them
  • TDOR event w/ Ivan Daniels and the Hollywood House Boys
  • Music video w/ Rizi Timane 
  • Featured in an episode of the Hollywood Houseboys

Invisible Men has tabled at:

  • Future is Black
  • Compton Pride
  • San Diego Pride

Provided

Community Clothing Closet @ 2 Trans Career Fairs

Invisible Men presence at:

  • Historic National Trans March – Washington, DC
  • Transgiving by UWC
  • West Hollywood TDOR
  • Brown Bois Retreat: Johannesburg & Durbin, South Africa 

Launched: (new)

  • ‘Love & Art’
  • ‘Self Made Me’
  • Transmasculine Inclusion trainings

Celebrated our 1st & 2nd Anniversary Canceled due to COVID 19)  @ The Abbey, sponsored by Fight Magazine

Partnerships:

  • Transwellness Center
  • APLA La Brea 
  • Men’s Health Foundation 
  • Trans Can Work 
  • EQCA
  • The Fight Magazine

Inclusivity Trainings Completed 

  • 7 w/ Starview Children & Family Services
  • 180 employees trained 

Workshops

  • “Healthy Masculinity: What is it?”
  • “Release: Emotional Coping & Support” 
  • HIV /PREP / PEP and Trans Men 

3nd Year 2020

39 Legacys Total

13 new Legacys

  • Virtual Legacy Ball – April 2020
    • Legacy Fabian Washington won – $100 

Defining Femininity Virtual Panel w/ APLA – May 2020

  • Gia Ryan 
  • Blossom Brown 
  • Kim Watson 
  • Geared up to Launch ATL & NY Legacy Chapters
  • Provided Mental Health Resources for trans men  w/ SSG (APAIT)
  • National Trans HIV Testing Day Panel – Red Desk Talk – April 2020
  • Virtual Masculinity Panel w/ TransConnections APLA – Danyol Jaye (TCTV) – April 2020
  • Guest Speaker w/ Somo Valle Familia Men of Color Group – April
  • Interview w/ Newsy  Magazine – Reproductive Rights of Trans People – March 2020

Invisible Men has given out:

– 32 binders 

– 10 Thanksgiving Meals

– 100 Care packages

Launched: (new)

  • Mental Health Support Group w/ APAIT (also provided one on one sessions w/ incentives)
  • Legacy Leadership Academy

Invisible Men Partnerships & Collaborations:

  • Phoenix Transition Program
  • EQCA
  • LB LGBTQ Center
  • Orange County LGBTQ Center
  • LA City 
  • Council Member Mitch O’Farrell 
  • AMAAD Institute 
  • Rand Corp 
  • HIV Commision 
  • Unique Women’s Coalition 
  • B.L.A.C. 
  • LA County Health Dept
  • APLA 

4th Year 2021

54 total Legacys

15 new (1st International Legacy – Uganda)

  • 6 Vax 2 the Max events 
  • 200+ Vaccinations @ our events total
  • 50+ Covid Tests @ our events
  • Study subject matter Penn State & Rikers Island 
  • Collab English course – Denmark 
  • Podcast – USC
  • Matched Legacy to services and housing in Uganda 
  • Legacy Leadership Academy 
  • Expansion of ATL ReEntry program & Leadership Team 

Invisible Men has given out or provided:

– 30 binders 

– 5 Thanksgiving Meals

– 100 Care packages

Invisible Men has supported:

– 2 name changes

– 5 Hormone navigation assistance

– 1 top surgery 

– 1 revision surgery

Events & Virtual

  • Long Beach Trans Pride 
  • Jubilee Media – Time Capsule 
  • Channel 35 – TDOR 
  • Sexual Health and Freedom Summit
  • IT Cast 
  • WORLD AIDS DAY event 

Chapters gearing up to launch or relaunch

  • Colorado 
  • Arizona
  • North Carolina
  • New York
  • Florida (UCF & Florida)
  • ATL
  • LA
  • Virginia

Launched (New)

  • The Exchange ™ / Collab w Trans Lounge 

Virtual Zoom Intergenerational Group 2x month 

Collabs & Partnerships 

  • Phoenix Transition Program
  • WCSA ( West Coast Sports Association)
  • Imperial Court Los Angeles & Hollywood
  • Trans Lounge
  • Long Beach Trans Pride
  • A Hateful Homicide
  • Trans Connect – Las Vegas
  • Dem Bois – Oakland
  • Safe Place International – Uganda & LA
  • Element of Hope – Baltimore
  • Foster Foundation – Uganda
  • LA County Health Dept
  • LA Dept Mental Health
  • APLA 
  • EQCA
  • LA LGBT CENTER
  • LA City
  • Council Member Mitch O’Farrell
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • A.DO.R.E.
  • AMAAD Institute