The Official BUTCH Voices Fundraiser
100 people donating $100 hits the goal!
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"BUTCH Voices is a place to share our struggles and histories- really appreciating, our often maligned selves, in all our variety. The conference embodies homecoming, remembering the past, and draws on its strength to rebuild a better butch community."
-2013 BUTCH Voices Conference Attendee
The meaningful words above score the high-spirited energy of the 2013 National Biennial BUTCH Voices Conference. One cannot help to reflect on the conference's most memorable moments: receiving a third city proclamation from Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large; partnering with Saint Harridan to celebrate the diversity of masculine-of-center and trans bodies and fashion; savoring grub from butch-owned CafÃ© Gabriela; showcasing international award-winning film Stud Life by CampbellX, a 2009 BUTCH Voices Conference presenter; listening to the awe-inspiring words from keynotes- CherrÃe Moraga and Jay Toole. And most importantly, hearing the countless valuable stories of how attending BUTCH Voices changed participants' lives. There's no denying how powerful our community is, especially when we support one another!
Since 2008, BUTCH Voices has been dedicated to building a masculine-of-center community. At the core we are about improving the recognition and respect for masculine-of-center people and their families. This year's conference proved our commitment by enforcing deeper accessibility; providing safer space to address prevailing issues of racism, transphobia and misogyny within butch circles; and fully utilizing social media to promote daily positive representation of butches, studs, machas, and other masculine-of-center folks. We love the cultural work we do but, despite its extraordinary gains- we currently need your financial support.
While the 2013 BUTCH Voices Conference is the third biennial conference, it is produced solely through the efforts of an all-volunteer board and a minimal budget. As our commitment grows to enhance awareness and solidarity, we ask that enthusiastic partners and allies like you take the pledge. Without your donation, BUTCH Voices runs the risk of subsidence. Help us close 2013 and continue to build better community by making a financial contribution today.
No matter how big or small, your investment in the BUTCH Voices campaign shows your dedication to a progressive movement now and beyond. Please support the need for safe space and your BUTCH Voices.
Thank you again, and we look forward to your continued support!
BUTCH Voices Founder & Board Chair