We struggled selecting the March We Care Wednesday recipient. Current events have been overwhelming, at home and abroad. In light of the nearly 200 anti-LGBTQ bills across the country, most of which specifically target transgender and nonbinary youth, we decided to put our fundraising efforts towards supporting LGBTQ+ youth in Greater Boston. Greater Boston PFLAG's mission is to advocate for and advance equity and societal affirmation of LGBTQ+ people by building and strengthening loving families, safe communities, and a diverse and inclusive society. Greater Boston PFLAG offers help for LGBTQ+ youth, their families and communities around the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Through support, education, resources, and advocacy, Greater Boston PFLAG fosters dialogue, creates safe environments, and opens hearts and minds to help:
- LGBTQ+ youth to achieve happiness, acceptance, and self-esteem
- Parents to understand and connect with their children
- Families to work through sometimes difficult feelings
- Schools and other institutions to provide safe environments
- Society to counter violence and negative stereotypes
You can donate directly to Greater Boston PFLAG here. Think there's nothing to be done to advance LGBTQ+ rights in Massachusetts? Tell your State Representative to vote for H3126 to affirm and support access to accurate IDs for transgender and nonbinary people in the Commonwealth. You can find your Massachusetts legislator here.
*Since launching the We Care Wednesday initiative in January 2017 we have donated over $57,905 to a variety of nonprofits and mutual aid funds doing essential work in our community as well as other places. From the Mayor's Disaster Fund to BAGLY to Movement Voter Project and Found In Translation. We select organizations that we feel represent not only our commitment to a better, more equitable world but also our desire to "do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."