Trans people are best positioned to identify the needs of the trans community and lead the changes necessary to improve the lives of trans people. Trans people have historically experienced marginalization, even within the LGBTQIA+ community, which has created barriers to leadership opportunities and the erasure of the contributions of trans leaders. Despite these obstacles, trans leaders have emerged at the forefront of organizing efforts to increase visibility and establish resources. This entry examines the contributions of trans leaders within the trans rights movement and trans people who provide leadership in settings that are not trans specific. The need for trans leadership is clear, with trans people continuing to face discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations in the United States and globally.

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