Dear LGBTQ community and allies,
Earlier this month we lost Jahaira DeAlto; a domestic violence advocate, trans activist, founding organizer of Trans Resistance, mother of Ballroom and of so many people who's she's welcomed into her home so that they could live their truth. Please help us raise funds to bring Jahaira's family to Boston to take care of her belongings, take care of her surviving dog Albi and expenses for the community vigil on May 22nd at Franklin Park.
If you didn't have a chance to know Jahaira, here are some tributes to share her impact on the community:
- WBUR : 'The Essence Of Giving Hope': Remembering Activist And Ballroom Icon Jahaira DeAlto
- Boston Globe : ‘The life of whatever room she walked into.’ Friends remember woman fatally stabbed in Dorchester
- Out Magazine : Ballroom Legend Jahaira DeAlto Balenciaga Reportedly Killed at 42
In her words: