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Addressing the Intersections of HIV, Sex Work, and Harm Reduction

December 16, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jasmine Tasaki is a staunch advocate and community organizer for transgender women and issues affecting trans rights, health, and housing. Through her work, intersectionality has become very important to her. Jasmine has worked as a PrEP navigator, an HIV counselor, Sexual Health Educator, and Cultural Competency Facilitator for the Memphis Police Department. She was also the first leader of trans experience in the Memphis Urban League of Young Professionals (Health Literacy and Advocacy Chairperson), and an ambassador for the Black AIDS Institute. Ms. Tasaki is also the founder and executive director of the first trans-led organization, WeCareTN, in Memphis. Ms. Tasaki is also the director of advocacy at Black and Pink, where she supports many areas. She is a support for the Black and Pink Chapters, The National LGBTQ/PLHIV Criminal Justice Working Group, Black and Pink Advisory council, and Inside member program. She works closely with the community to meet the needs identified by the community. She has been featured on the cover of Focus magazine, and features in different platforms for her advocacy and service provision work. She really wishes to bring even more attention to the needs of the community. Jasmine believes that “support is the foundation you stand on, values are the directions you walk by, and relationships is the garden in which you grow.”

WeCareTN is the only trans founded, led and operated organization in Tennessee that specifically centers Sex Workers Health and Safety (past and present). Our tribe of healers are former sex workers and formerly incarcerated folks of color. Our organizational culture and programming are inherently inclusive as it emphasizes the intersection of race, gender, sexuality, and socioeconomic status.


Unspoken Treasure Society was founded in June 2018 by Ms. Regina Livingston. Ms. Livingston is a Black Transgender woman who recognized a lack of support and resources for TGNC people, particularly TGNC people of color. She has transformed her vision into Unspoken Treasure Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with three chapters in Gainesville & Jacksonville FL, and Atlanta, GA. Through the implementation of trauma-informed care, harm-reduction, and restorative justice approaches, Unspoken Treasure Society is dedicated to finding solutions to the needs of the TGNC community. We provide peer support, community outreach, educational/informational literature, HIV-centered testing and counseling, and connections to various needs-based resources. We want to see all Americans have the same opportunities including affordable and fair housing, upward economic mobility, safer sex education, and freedom from violence and harm.

We want to make sure that every Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming voice of marginalized communities can be heard and equally understood.


LIPS Tampa is a Central Florida based organization by Black Trans Women for Black and POC Trans folks. It was created to promote health and wellness through support groups, case management, resource sharing, and educational workshops. We meet members of our community where they are, and give them the tools to flourish into leaders who make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.