Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages us to be a little more charitable after spending so much money on ourselves on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s also today, so please go donate to a bunch of organizations that are doing the work that you believe inor, if you’re short on funds, post about ‘em on social media and ask your followers to give what they can.
Here are 9 groups to get you started.
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute
Named after the S.T.A.R. co-founder and Stonewall Riots veteran, the Marsha P. Johnson Institute aims to unite and organize Black trans women “within our communities, for our communities.” They’re currently raising funds to launch next spring.Support them here.
Equality for Flatbush
Equality for Flatbush organizes around affordable housing, rent stabilization, and police accountability in the rapidly gentrifying borough of Brooklyn. LGBTQ peopleparticularly queer and trans people who are Black and of colorare disproportionately impacted by all of these issues. Support them here.
TransTech Social Enterprises
TransTech fights anti-LGBTQ employment and education discrimination by teaching trans and gender-nonconforming people skills like graphic design, web development, social media management, multimedia production, and administrative skills. (They’ve also got that coveted Angelica Ross cosign.) Support them here.
The J20 Legal Defense Fund
More than 200 protesters, journalists, and observers were arrested during Pres. Trump’s inauguration earlier this year, and they now face multiple felony charges. They are raising funds to fight these charges in court. Support them here.
Princess Nokia’s Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund
Disappointed by the U.S. government’s lack of action, Princess Nokia made a GoFundMe to raise $100,000 for Puerto Ricans impacted by Hurricanes Maria and Irma. (Millions of people are still living without electricity and access to safe drinking water, Democracy Now! reports.) Support her here.
The Anti-Violence Project
The New York City Anti-Violence Project, and the greater National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, does so much vital work for LGBTQ folks and people living with HIV. Those annual reports on hate violence and intimate partner violence? That’s themto say nothing of their 24/7 crisis support hotline and all the other work they do with survivors. Support them here.
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Black & Pink
A national network of grassroots groups, Black & Pink works to abolish the prison industrial complex while, in the meantime, improving conditions for LGBTQ prisoners. Support them here, and register to host your own holiday letter-writing party here.
Trans Women of Color Collective
A grassroots organizing initiative, the TWOCC was created to “uplift the narratives, leadership, and lived experiences of trans and gender-nonconforming people of color,” whom the collective notes have historically been “the catalyst for change” in social justice movements. Support them here.
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