Queer Non-Profits to Support on Giving Tuesday
Read below for a list of a few of our favorite non-profit organizations to donate to and support this Giving Tuesday!
1. The Trevor Project (National)
The Trevor Project's mission is to end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people through their five programs: crisis services, peer support, research, public education, and advocacy.
2. Out Youth (Texas)
Out Youth promotes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of sexual and gender minority youth so that they can openly and safely explore and affirm their identities.
3. TENT (Texas)
TENT is an organization dedicated to furthering gender-diverse equality in Texas. We work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through our efforts, we strive to halt discrimination through social, legislative, and corporate education.
4. The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (New York)
The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.
5. SAGE (National)
SAGE leads in addressing issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning and other self-identifying members of the community (LGBTQ+) aging. In partnership with its constituents and allies, SAGE works to achieve a high quality of life for LGBTQ+ older people, supports and advocates for their rights, fosters a greater understanding of aging in all communities, and promotes positive images of LGBTQ+ life in later years.
6. Trans Lifeline (California)
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and microgrants 501(c)(3) non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.
7. The Okra Project (New York)
The Okra Project is a mutual aid collective that provides support to Black Trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people with the intention of alleviating some of the barriers that the community faces daily. During the Middle Passage, our African Ancestors snuck okra onto captive ships to sustain themselves and plant in the new world. Black Diasporic cooking traditions often use the okra plant for its versatility and it is often associated with health, prosperity and community.
8. Lambda Legal (National)
Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.
As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, we do not charge our clients for legal representation or advocacy, and we receive no government funding. We depend on contributions from supporters around the country.