Don’t forget to serve this Pride month by supporting organizations that serve the LGBTQIA+ Community – this month, and all year!
Queer|Art is an organization dedicated to amplifying the voices and experiences of LGBTQ+ artists.
Queer|Art provides grants, fellowships, mentorship programs, and professional development workshops to equip LGBTQ+ artists with the tools and resources needed to thrive. Their flagship program, Queer|Art Mentorship, connects LGBTQ+ artists with established mentors who will guide and inspire you on your creative journey. Through curated exhibitions, performances, screenings, and events, Queer|Art showcases unique talents and sparks meaningful dialogue around LGBTQ+ issues. Queer|Art encourages breaking barriers, celebrating identities, and creating an inclusive and equitable artistic landscape.
Join them in transforming the arts and uplifting LGBTQ+ voices by attending one of their public presentations which are organized in partnership with co-presenting venues. Visit www.queer-art.org to learn more.
The Trevor Project is on a mission to create a world where all LGBTQ young people see a bright future for themselves.
Currently, LGBTQ young people are four times more likely to attempt suicide, and suicide remains the second leading cause of death among all young people in the U.S. The Trevor Project is working to change that. Through crisis intervention, education, counseling, and a wide range of mental health services, The Trevor Project offers vital support to young individuals in the LGBTQ community. By providing a safe and empathetic space, they empower and uplift those in need, fostering resilience and wellbeing. The Trevor Project is also one of the few organizations that provide immediate support counselors via phone call, text, and online messaging for those thinking about harming themselves, their services are 100% free and confidential.
To support The Trevor Project in their crucial efforts and to create a brighter future for LGBTQ youth consider starting an online fundraiser in your community and/or donating today. Learn more here.
In 2002, the tragic loss of Ali Forney due to homelessness and violence sparked a mission of change. The Ali Forney Center emerged as a beacon of hope, dedicated to combating LGBTQ+ homelessness by offering crucial support. With a focus on providing safe housing, a welcoming drop-in center, and essential health services, the Ali Forney Center strives to reduce the prevalence of homelessness in the LGBTQ+ community.
The Ali Forney Center is hosting their upcoming event, Oasis, their annual summer benefit and as one of the largest LGBTQ+ summer cocktail parties in NYC outside of Pride, where over a thousand people will be supporting AFC.
Enjoy cocktails, auctions, and live entertainment by RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars on July 19th at Tribeca Rooftop and help create a future where every individual finds security, support, and a place to call home. Get your ticket here.
For the Gworls is a Black, trans-led collective that is harnessing the power of celebration to create tangible change.
It all started on a hot Brooklyn rooftop on the 4th of July when the founder organized a party to raise money for two friends facing eviction. Since then, For the Gworls has been hosting monthly parties with the inspiring goal of providing financial assistance to Black transgender individuals in paying rent and accessing life-affirming surgeries. Through their curated parties, they raise funds to support Black transgender people in critical areas of their lives. From rent assistance and gender-affirming surgeries to smaller co-pays for medicines and doctor’s visits, as well as travel support, For the Gworls addresses the immediate needs of the community.
By combining joy and activism, For the Gworls is making a profound impact on the lives of those they serve. Check out their events and join For the Gworls in their mission to uplift and empower the Black transgender community.
Maven Leadership Collective stands as a powerful force, driven by a 100% BIPOC staff, that is dedicated to uplifting and investing in creative social impact leaders in their idea lab.
With a particular focus on queer and trans people of color, as well as their allies, Maven Leadership Collective fosters the development of resilient and thriving communities, even amidst times of crisis, transition, and tragedy. By providing support, resources, and opportunities, they empower these leaders to make a lasting positive change in the world. With a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Maven Leadership Collective is reshaping the landscape of leadership and paving the way for a more equitable future.