Equality Texas and Texas Pride Impact Funds today (Monday, June 29) announced the launch of the Queer Texas Crisis Fund, an effort to support organizations that are providing emergency relief to LGBTQ communities in response to the COVID-19 epidemic and/or are leading critical social justice work at the intersections of race and LGBTQ identities.
“Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 by Aug. 31 to support organizations across Texas,” explained Equality Texas CEO Ricardo Martinez,. “Equality Texas recognizes that the existence of a thriving landscape of local/regional nonprofits that provide critical direct services to LGBTQ+ communities across Texas is necessary for the success of the LGBTQ movement in Texas. We need organizations to continue to survive, thrive and maintain their critical work. Their presence adds to an environment that will make change possible and sustainable. We have a platform to use to the benefit of our statewide community, and we will.”
TPIF’s Board President Ron Guillard added, “We’re overjoyed to partner with Equality Texas on Queer Texas Crisis Fund. The LGBTQ communities across Texas are experiencing hunger, homelessness, unemployment, racism, homophobia, transphobia and other challenges brought on and magnified, by the pandemic. Texas Pride Impact Funds is proud to bring […]
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