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The nations first Transgender Memorial Garden

I have a vision for radical self-care. Our community must use our own valuable resources to lift up and honor the lives of our fellow humans.
Sayer Johnson, Executive Director of MTUG

St. Louis seeds so many cultural innovations from literature to music to social
change. It’s fitting that this community helps lead the way in the fight for
transgender rights

Jarek Steele

Featured Project:

Trans Memorial Garden

St. Louis, MO, Monday, September 28, 2015: MTUG has partnered with #Plant4PeaceSTL to create the United States’ first transgender memorial garden on the corner of Vandeventer and Hunt (map) in St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood. Trees donated by Plant4PeaceSTL will be planted on October 18, 2015 and the group will dedicate the garden on Trans Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2015 to the memory of the lives of transgender Americans who have lost their lives to violence.

Worldwide, one transgender person is murdered every three days. Trans Day of Remembrance is an annual call to reflect and honor these lives. The garden, built by transgender St. Louisans and our allies, will be a place for quiet reflection, ceremonies and social gatherings.

#Plant4PeaceSTL (plant4peacestl.org) was inspired by the President of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen Lewis E. Reed in the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death in 2014. For information about volunteering or donating to the garden, contact MTUG at info@stlmetrotrans.com or 314-270-2155.

Are you looking for Training?

We offer completely tailored Trans 101, 102, and 103 trainings. We have provided trainings for hundreds of folks in and around the St. Louis Metro area. Our trainings are Nationally Certified and all our Trainers are Transgender - ensuring the most accurate information and first hand knowledge is conveyed within all sessions.  We have taught Trans 101 to medical providers, social workers, nurses, teachers, corporate offices, parents and guardians, and many more.  If you, your group, or someone you know needs to be trained on the Transgender community in any capacity, please contact us.  We are happy to tailor our trainings to provide the appropriate information for your group.  Whether you need to learn how to create a more safe and inclusive environment for Trans folks, how to be respectful and supportive, how to be an ally, or just wanting a more basic grasp on what it means to be Trans, we are happy to provide that for you. Please contact us at info@stlmetrotrans.com for more information. 

We are The Metro Trans Umbrella Group

We are a grass-roots nonprofit organization that is diligently working to create a more inclusive and supportive community here in Saint Louis.  Every 29 hours, a trans person is murdered.  Help end the violence and bigotry by empowering our leaders and supporting our work.  Please click the button below to contribute financially.

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