If you’re like me, you’ve already received a bunch of emails today asking you to donate for #GivingTuesday. Some organizations have paid to run commercials on TV, and some organizations are being promoted by their corporate sponsors. If you are considering participating in #GivingTuesday, I hope you will think about providing grassroots support to an organization working toward gender self-determination, the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
You won’t see the Sylvia Rivera Law Project spending money on a TV commercial today. Our resources fuel our work to increase the safety, survival, political voice, and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming.
Your support pays for name changes and immigration asylum cases; sends legal service packets sent to transgender and gender nonconforming people in prison; funds movement-oriented workshops for activists, service providers, and government administrators; and gives us the resources we need to create know-your-rights tools, provide food at meetings, and offer metrocards so that members of our community have fewer barriers to struggle and build with us.
Thank you for supporting SRLP today!