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Give OUT Day 2020
Give OUT Day is the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community, raising $6+ million for 700+ LGBTQ organizations since 2013. This year, due to the pandemic, we’ve been given the chance to fundraise all Pride Month long culminating in the actual GiveOUT Day on June 30th.
We also recognize that this is a difficult time for many and we would be remiss in not addressing this reality. The COVID-19 pandemic has had huge health and economic impacts on our community, especially our Black siblings.
We want to name that the LGBTQ community has made the progress it has, largely from the contributions of our siblings of color, specifically Black transgender women. We hope that for every dollar you give to EV, you will also give to the incredible organizations in Virginia that are led by and primarily serve LGBTQ Virginians of color (www.equalityvirginia.org/resources/political-social-organizations/).
This has been a landmark year for equality in Virginia. You have helped us protect LGBTQ Virginians from discrimination, ban conversion therapy for minors, protect transgender students, and more. There is truly so much to celebrate!
But, you also know that there’s still much more to be done so that LGBTQ Virginians can experience not just legal protections, but full, lived equality. Give OUT Day funds will allow us to: educate and support Virginians as laws are enacted, host regional town halls to hear your legislative priorities for 2021, and reformat programming like our TIES Pop-Ups and countless other events in the wake of COVID-19.
GiveOUT day is extra important because additional grants will be given to the southern states with the largest number of individual gifts. One of the most effective ways to help us win prize money is by reaching out to your personal contacts and sharing why EV is near and dear to you.
Becoming a peer fundraiser is easy, simply fill out this super quick form and we’ll be in touch with everything you need to set up your page: https://bit.ly/3eJaCho