Trans wellness fund gets $13 million deposit from state budget

In what one trans activist called "a testament to the power we have as a community," $13 million was appropriated to the Transgender Wellness and Equity Fund in the state budget that California Governor Gavin Newsom signed July 13.

Bamby Salcedo, a trans Latina immigrant woman who is the president and CEO of the TransLatin@ Coalition, told the Bay Area Reporter the allocation is not only a witness to the power the trans community has but also "the possibilities" of what can happen when the TGI community gets engaged in the political process.