Associate Sponsors

TransTech Social Enterprises

An inclusive and empowering space for transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people, TransTech Social Enterprises is an incubator for LGBTQ+ Talent with a focus on economically empowering the T, transgender people, in our community. TransTech is a co-working, co-learning community dedicated to empowering trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer people and allies with practical, career-ready skills so they can push themselves up to the next level in their lives.  TransTech members learn to create careers that are both independent of their multiple identities, but also uniquely infused by them.

International Court System

In 1964 the Tavern Guild of San Francisco crowned José as the Queen of the Beau Arts Ball. He proclaimed himself “Empress of San Francisco, widow of Emperor Joshua Norton and Protector of Mexico,” paving the way for formation of the Imperial Court System in San Francisco. Soon after, other Courts began to form in the West Coast, and then it traveled across the border to Canada. Today, there are 68 courts across the United States, Canada and Mexico, the second largest LGBT organization in the world. For the next 40 some years, Empress José traveled far and wide inspiring young gay people about the importance of working together and striving for full equality. He would constantly remind us that “united we stand, divided they will get us one by one.”


Howard Brown Health is committed to improving the health of trans and gender nonconforming communities. We offer programs that address the unique barriers faced by trans and gender non-conforming clients as well as medical, behavioral health, and case management staff who are sensitive to your needs.

Organizational Sponsors

The Center for Black Equity

The Center Black for Equity (CBE) is an institution committed to supporting leaders, institutions and programs for health, economic and social equity for LGBTQ+ people of African descent. CBE promote a multinational LGBT network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination. CBE presents DC Black Pride annually.


Janssen is committed to helping patients obtain appropriate access to our medicines. We partner with private and public payers and healthcare systems to support availability of our products and we offer and support a variety of programs and services to assist with access to and appropriate use of new treatment options.


APLA Health is non-profit organization, whose mission is “to achieve health care equity and promote well-being for the LGBT and other underserved communities and people living with and affected by HIV.” APLA Health is one of the largest non-profit HIV service organizations in the United States


Launched in 2010, the Brown Boi Project works to transform the way that communities of color talk about gender. We build the leadership, economic self sufficiency, and health of LGBTQ people of color–pipelining them into the social justice movement.
We are a diverse and broad community, driven by a commitment to racial justice, gender justice, and transforming our privilege of masculinity into a tool for social change. We prioritize support that improves the lives of masculine of center womyn, queer, and trans people of people of color; work that transforms the lives of women and girls; and introduces new alliances and tools for challenging racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia across our communities.


Napo Pharmaceuticals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of San Francisco-based Jaguar Health, Inc., focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary pharmaceuticals for the global marketplace — every country, every population, every channel — regardless of social or economic status. Napo’s mission is to provide novel medicines to high-margin western markets, while leveraging economies of scale in emerging and developing markets.

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