Give OUT Day is a 24 hour effort focused on fundraising for LGBT non profit organizations.
One of the things I hope will happen today is that trans led organizations get some of that fiscal love today because our organizations have historically not gotten the kind of consistent funding love that allowed LG orgs to grow and get to the point where they are not fundraising just to keep the lights on, but to build permanent capacity.
Frankly, it’s one of the things our trans rights movement needs to have happen, and our underserved trans community could definitely use and deeply appreciates the cash infusion to help fund the work we do.
The Trans United Fund is one of those organizations that could use your help. There’s also a need to donate to organizations that focus on the Black LGBT community like the National Black Justice Coalition and the Dallas based Black Trans Advocacy that hosts the annual BTAC conference along with the Trans Persons of Color Coalition (TPOCC)
They would love to clock some of those Give OUT Day dollars you wish to give today to help build their capacity and funding streams for their programs.
There’s also a critical need for funding to go to LGBT human rights groups in the Southern US and trans groups based in the region now that our right wing opponents are focusing their efforts on attacking trans people. Republican led state legislatures across this region and politicians are gleefully peddling anti-trans hatred for their nefarious political gain, and Southern based LGBT orgs would love for some of those donations to come their way.
So while the clock is ticking on this Give OUT Day, how about showing some love to national trans led organizations like the Texas Transgender Nondiscrimination Summit (TTNS), the Organizacion Latina Trans en Texas (OLTT) , Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) Gender Infinity and others who will definitely not only appreciate your contributions but use them wisely.
So if you can give $5, $10, $20 or whatever amount you can spare, consider doing it with a trans led organization.