Transgender Day of Empowerment


Join us in celebrating the rich diversity of San Diego's transgender community on Friday, April 14th, 2016, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The San Diego LGBT Community Center auditorium in Hillcrest (3909 Centre Street). This year's program is youth focused and will include speakers, entertainment, refreshments, awards, and the announcement of the 3rd Annual Tracie Jada O'Brien Transgender Student Scholarship recipients! This event is free and open to all.

This event venue is wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation will be provided for the program. If you have accessibility requests, please contact: [email protected]


The Tracie Jada O'Brien Transgender Student Scholarship is open to students who identify as transgender, outside of the gender binary and/or are in the process of transitioning gender. This scholarship fund will grant scholarships every year, as funds permit, to students starting or continuing their education at 2-year college, 4-year college, technical school, grad school, or in vocational training programs. Scholarships will be awarded at the Transgender Day of Empowerment event. 

Applications will be available here through March 31, 2017.

Copies of the application can also be picked up beginning February 3rd at the following nonprofit locations:

San Diego Pride Office: 3620 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104
Family Health Centers of San Diego: 4040 30th Street, San Diego, Ca, 92103
Project Trans: The LGBT Community Center 3009 Centre Street, San Diego, CA, 92103


Want to show your support for trans students in a real and tangible way? We invite you to donate to the Tracie Jada O'Brien Transgender Student Scholarship fund! With the help of people like you, last year we were able to award eleven scholarships to students attending schools from as nearby as San Diego City College to as far away as Harvard University in Boston. As always, 100% of funds raised will go directly to the scholarship awards.

Those interested in donating to the scholarship can donate at: select "Trans Scholarship" under the "Donate to Program" Menu. Thank you for giving these high-achieving students your support!