Trans Activism

I’m Kes Otter Lieffe. I’m an author of queer speculative fiction author, writing from a working-class, chronically ill, transfeminine perspective. I’ve been a grassroots community organiser for over twenty years. Read more about my work here.

Here are some recent projects.

Kes Otter Lieffe, Author of utopian trans speculative fiction novels

Get home safe – a donation system for people at risk

For marginalised people, community participation is an essential part of survival and attending events can be an important part of that. Unfortunately, many people who attend events, parties and workshops by public transport are at risk, for example trans women/trans-feminine people, people with disabilities and BIPOC among others.

I created Get-home-safe in 2019 in collaboration with various nightlife events and venues in Berlin. The project was featured in Siegesäule, Europe’s largest LGBT magazine (article in German).

Get-home-safe guide English

Get-home-safe guide German

Everyday Trans Solidarity – a social media education series

Sometimes activism can feel like a big challenge – and it often is – but it can also be something we do regularly to show up for each other. Here are some simple ways people can show solidarity with trans people (and others) each and every day.

Thanks so much to Charlie for creating these beautiful images.