April 19 is National Give Out Day, a 24-hour event dedicated to giving to hundreds of community organizations that help support the LGBTQ Community, but who’s worth giving to?
As an added bonus, there are over $125,000 is additional funds to be won by those organizations who raise the most money. So consider this list of some of the organizations you might consider supporting and check in at giveoutday.org to see who tops the leaderboards:
“New York City Gay Men’s Chorus is comprised of more than 260 talented singers of various ages, backgrounds, and experiences. Together, we produce a vibrant sound and energy that audiences can feel and connect with. Through the power of this sound, and our spectacular performances, we are fearless champions for love, equality, and acceptance.”
“For 45 years, PFLAG has been on the frontlines, saving LGBTQ lives, one family at a time…and PFLAG is as vital and needed now as it was back in 1973. Please help us make a difference! … Gifts from you, your family, your friends and your colleagues will provide support to our nationwide network of 400+ chapters, as well as support the spike in requests to start new chapters. You’ll also be a part of our LGBTQ education initiatives to ensure that communities can face-down unfounded fears with facts and accuracy, as well as support our local, state and federal advocacy efforts fighting dozens of anti-LGBTQ bills that legalize discrimination.”More Hot Stories
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“Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBTQ+ kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality or gender identity for fear of bullying. … While many of these youth couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, we can. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBTQ+ people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years.”
“Right now, we are facing many threats: the threat to democracy, the ascension of a racist, white supremacist, and xenophobic point of view, and the use of institutions in the government to systematically allow for religion to be misused as a weapon to discriminate against the LGBTQ community. Every dollar you donate allows the Task Force to continue it’s work in training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you.”
“SAGE is the country’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers supportive services and consumer resources to LGBT older adults and their caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of LGBT older people, provides education and technical assistance for aging providers and LGBT organizations.”
“I’m From Driftwood collects and shares first-person LGBTQ stories to build community, promote empathy and acceptance, and preserve LGBTQ history. With over 1000 stories currently on the site — and a new Video Story added every Wednesday — everyone can find a story that relates to them. Additionally, the stories have been used as tools by professionals in their work, such as family counselors, profressors, religious leaders, and more.”
“Family Equality Council advances legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change. Family Equality Council believes every LGBTQ person should have the right and opportunity to form and sustain a loving family, regardless of who they are or where they live.”
“On October 7, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University of Wyoming, was brutally attacked and tied to a fence in a field outside of Laramie, Wyo. and left to die. On October 12, Matt succumbed to his wounds in a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. In the aftermath of Matt’s death, Judy and Dennis Shepard started the Matthew Shepard Foundation to honor his life and aspirations. Because of the tragedy endured by the Shepards, the beginning principle of the Foundation was to teach parents with children who may be questioning their sexuality to love and accept them for who they are, and to not throw them away.”
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Last modified: February 25, 2019