Tonga Leitis’ Association (TLA) was established in 1992 and is Tonga’s only organisation focusing on trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming issues and communities.
Since its establishment, the TLA has been committed to encouraging Tonga and Tongans to see Leitis in a different way and acknowledging their positive contributions to Tongan civil society through their support of business, family and the cultural life of Tonga. The TLA has also become a key part of the HIV response in Tonga. TLA has supported Leitis into professional training and jobs. TLA has also been committed to international participation in a range of ways, including encouraging members to take up scholarship opportunities to study overseas.