Protect the Sacred is a grassroots initiative that was created in response to the growing COVID-19 crisis in the Navajo Nation by empowering Navajo youth as leaders and working with allies to meet the health needs of the community. Young people rise up as the next generation of leaders in protecting their elders, languages, medicine ways and cultures. The Navajo Nation, the country’s largest Native American reservation, now has a higher death rate per capita than any U.S. state except New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. With a population of 175,000 living on the reservation, 3,245 confirmed positive cases and 103 deaths as of May 12, the Navajo Nation now has more known COVID-19 cases per capita than any U.S. state.
Protect the Sacred is partnering with Tribal leadership, artists, and leaders of the entertainment industry and media to share their expertise and resources to provide donations and medical assistance. Protect the Sacred is supported by nonprofit organization Harness, and works in partnership with the Office of the Navajo Nation, We Stand United and Native Renewables. To learn more and support visit www.protectthesacred.care
In response to hunger needs brought on by Covid-19 and the subsequent shut down of nightlife, Feed The Queens is a national initiative founded to galvanize support in the fight against food insecurity among drag queens, drag kings and trans drag performers within the nightlife and performing arts communities. Feed the Queens’ goal is to raise enough funds to help at least 1,000 applicants, with a benchmark focus on queens and performers of color.
Free Mom Hugs is a group of affirming parents and allies who love the LGBTQIA+ community unconditionally. At Free Mom Hugs, we are empowering the world to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community through visibility, education and conversation.
And yes, we still give hugs.
As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide — all committed to making HRC's vision a reality. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
Identity Inc! is the only LGBTQ+ community center in the state of New Mexico. The center provides a judgment-free zone for the LGBTQ+ community and allies to come together and feel free to express themselves. Identity Inc! hosts a variety of events like drag bingo, concerts by local musicians, meetings for activist groups, educational seminars and more. The goal of Identity Inc! is to build a sense of community.
One in five Americans live with a mental health condition. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
Established in 1983, New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center empowers people to lead healthy, successful lives while celebrating diversity and advocating for justice and opportunity. Each year, The Center welcomes more than 300,000 visits to its building in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan from people who engage in its life-changing and life-saving activities.
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning) young people. They work to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs. These exist on platforms where young people spend their time, so they can get help 24/7 through a phone lifeline, an instant message chat or confidential texting. The organization also runs TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operates innovative education, research and advocacy programs.