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Black Led LGBTQ+ Organizations To Support

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Black Led LGBTQ+ Organizations To Support


As we enter Pride month in the wake of the killings of Tony McDade and Nina Pop,  and vicious attack on Iyanna Dior, the requirement to fight bigotry and protect our black LGBTQ+ siblings is crucial.  

Below is a list of Black Led LGBTQ + Organizations I encourage you to donate to if you're able, as well as some additional resources. 

The Black AIDS Institute - Working to end the Black HIV epidemic through policy, advocacy, and high-quality direct HIV services.

Trans Cultural District - The world's first ever legal recognized trans district, which aims to stabilize and economically empower the trans community. 

House of GG - Creating safe and transformative spaces for community to heal and nurturing them into tomorrow's leaders, focusing on trans women of color in the South. 

Trans Justice Funding Project - Community-led funding initiative to support grassroots trans justice groups run by and for trans people. 

LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund - Posts bail for LGBTQ+ people held in jail or immigrant detention and raises awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ+ over-incarceration 

The Okra Project - Collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black trans people by bringing home-cooked meals and resources to the community. They also recently created dedicated $15,000 to create the Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund and the Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund, which provides free therapy sessions to Black Transgender people.

Youth Breakout - Works to end the criminalization of LGBTQ+ youth in New Orleans to build a safer and more equal community. 

Homeless Black Trans Women FundThis is a fund for the community of Black Trans women that live in Atlanta and are sex workers and/or homeless.  

Black Trans Travel Fund - A mutual-aid fund developed for the purpose of providing Black transgender women with the financial resources necessary to access alternatives to travel they deem most safe.

Marsha P Johnson Institute - The Marsha P. Johnson Institute protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people. By organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power. 

The Audre Lorde Project - The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

If on mobile, click the link here to send an email to call for the firing of the officers who killed Tony McDade. The email template only requires filling in your name, and state.

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