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UPDATED: Queer Charities Who Deserve Your Cash On Giving Tuesday

· Updated on November 25, 2021

Feeling guilty about spending all your money on a new Nintendo Switch for Black Friday? Well luckily for you, it’s time to give back! On this Giving Tuesday, we’ve put together a list of queer charities that you can proudly donate to. With everything happening in the world today, we’ve put a special focus on LGBT folks who might otherwise be kept on the sidelines.

Trans Lifeline

A trans-led organization that is dedicated to improving trans lives by providing support with “direct service, material support, advocacy and education.” They have hotlines for the U.S. and Canada.

Transgender Law Center

A national trans-led organization that provides “community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.” They’re also currently filing a wrongful death suit for Roxsana Hernandez, a trans asylum seeker who died in ICE custody.

The Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project is a nonprofit that focuses on community organizing in the New York City area. Through education and mobilization, they work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice, including fighting against police brutality.


An organization that advocates for LGBT elders and resources dedicated to improve the lives of LGBT older adults. They also provide housing support and caregiving training for those providers that work with LGBT elders.


RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the country’s oldest anti-sexual violence organization. In the course of  27 years, this resource has helped over 3.7 million survivors and their family members heal from abuse, working with local organizations across the country to help protect vulnerable members of the queer and trans community. 

Black and Pink

Headed up by the inimitable Dominique Morgan, this prison abolition organization is a powerful resource for queer and trans folks who are currently or formerly incarcerated, especially Black trans women, who make up the most vulnerable part of our community. 

Tenacious Unicorn Ranch

A safe space for ex-military trans folks to heal, recover, and enjoy life while being surrounded by llamas! What could be better?

The Bail Project

Singer-songwriter Lil Nas X listed this organization on his “baby registry” for a reason: the Bail Project helps fight against the inherent racism of the prison system by providing bail to those who need it. 


A national organization “that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life.” They specifically work towards providing training and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ Jewish teens and connecting their parents.

Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality advocates for LGBTQ and HIV-positive immigrants who are seeking safety and fair treatment. This includes free legal services for asylum seekers, LGBTQ binational couples and families, detained people and undocumented LGBTQ people. 


InterACT is dedicated to raising intersex visibility and empowering young intersex advocates, promoting laws and policies that protect intersex youth.

Rainbow Railroad 

Rainbow Railroad works with LGBTQ people around the world, connecting them with local resources and helping them flee persecution in their home countries. At any time Rainbow Railroad is working on 30-50 cases, providing pre-travel support, travel costs and other support.

Callen Lorde

This New York City based health center provides quality healthcare services for LGBT communities. They have primary care, sexual health and behavioral health programs and services including helping patients get PrEP and hormone treatment.

Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees 

An advocacy group for Iran based in Toronto that provides assistance with asylum applications, housing and finances. It also files petitions to governments on behalf of Iranian LGBTQ people who are facing deportation. 

El/La Para TransLatinas

An organization that fights for the rights of Latina trans women, specifically supporting them against violence, abuse and illness. They provide safe space, leadership development and HIV prevention/PrEP navigation services. 


The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power is an international advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS through legislation, medial research and treatment.

The Sylvia Rivera Project

This organization works to allow people the freedom to determine their own gender identity and expression, regardless of race or income. They especially seek to increase the voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex or gender non-conforming.

Trans Women of Color Collective

This organization focuses on uplifting the lived experiences of trans people of color. They also provide individual need funding for everything from a meal and hygiene products to community education and events.

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