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Arian Grande's Donation Page to Trans Youth Reaches Over $1 million and Counting

source: teenvogue

On March 31st, Ariana Grande took to Instagram to inform her followers that she had started a donation page with Pledge that would raise funds for a myriad of organizations that would help "Protect & Defend Trans youth". This was brought on by the unfortunate onslaught of anti-trans bills circulating in the senate, targeting trans youth's right to safe-spaces and sex education.

Grande promised that once the page reached the sum of $1.5 million that she would match the donations. As of today (May 5) the page has over $1 million in donations, and rising every second.

Some of the organizations are:

  • Black Trans Advocacy Coalition: Addressing the inequities faced by the black transgender community.

  • Equality Florida: Dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's LGBTQ+ community.

  • Gendernexus: Providing individual wellness, legal support, and advocacy for trans and nonbinary people across Indiana.

  • House Of Tulip: Creating housing solutions and employment opportunities for the trans and gender nonconforming community in Louisiana.

  • JASMYN: Supporting LGBTQ young people in Florida by providing critical health services.

  • Lucie’s Place: Providing housing solutions for TLGBQ+ young adults experiencing homelessness in Arkansas.

  • One Iowa: Protecting and advancing equality for LGBTQ Iowans through education and advocacy.

  • Our Spot KC: A hub of resources that support LGBTQ+ individuals in Kansas.

  • Pride Link: Improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people in South Carolina.

  • Southern Arizona Gender Alliance: Providing support, education, resources, and advocacy for Southern Arizona’s diverse community of trans and gender nonconforming individuals.

  • Tennessee Equality Project: Providing educational and organizing programming to advance LGBTQ+ rights in Tennessee.

  • The Knights & Orchids Society (TKO Society): Providing affirming STD/STI testing, reproductive care, trans-gender non-conforming care, and direct support assistance to the trans community in Alabama.

  • Transformation Project Advocacy Network: Fighting the continued legislative attacks on transgender individuals in South Dakota.

  • Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empowering (TAKE): Bringing crucial services and economic empowerment to trans women of color in Alabama.

  • Transgender Education Network Of Texas (TENT): Furthering gender diverse equality in Texas through social, legislative, and corporate education.

  • Transanta: Delivering gifts to trans youth in need, safely and anonymously, to show trans young people that they are loved and supported.

  • Transsocial: Trans-led non-profit working to expand safe and affirming resources for the TLGBQ+ community - including name and gender marker assistance - in Florida.

  • Zebra Coalition: Providing individualized services to LGBTQ+ youth facing homelessness, bullying, and isolation from their families to guide them to recovery and stability.

Gayes, you can donate to the Protect & Defend Trans Youth Fund here.


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