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.