I will be competing in track & field at the next edition of the Gay Games, held in Guadalajara (and Hong Kong) from November 3-11 of 2023! I will be running in support of and with support from the LGBT National Help Center. I hope to gain your support via donation. More information on everything below!
1. What are the Gay Games? How can I participate or attend as a spectator?
Info on Guadalajara 2023: https://gggdl2023.org/en (Link to register found here)
Gay Games FAQs: https://gaygames.org/FAQs
2. Who is the sponsoring organization? What do they do?
The LGBT National Help Center provides vital care and aid to the LGBTQIA+ community through our free and anonymous peer-support programs and national hotlines. Our highly trained LGBTQIA+ volunteers answer the call through our youth, senior, and all-ages national hotlines providing support to those with concerns on sexuality and gender identity and expression, including coming out issues, bullying, discrimination, isolation, fear and anxiety, relationships, HIV/AIDs questions, suicide prevention and much more. Through our one-to-one online chat, individuals who may not feel comfortable on the phone can find a safe space to focus on their concerns with a caring volunteer. Our adult moderator-led youth chatrooms allow young people a space to be themselves, find community, and find ways to grow and find pride in themselves. Our LGBTnearMe.org, is the largest and most comprehensive resource database of LGBTQIA+ listings in the world, allowing for greater connection within the community. All of our programs are focused on allowing individuals in our community to grow and thrive.
LGBT National Hotline: [phone redacted]
National Youth Talkline: [phone redacted] (ages 25 and younger)
National Senior Hotline: [phone redacted] (ages 50 and older)
National Coming Out Support Hotline: [phone redacted]
One-to-one Chat: www.LGBThotline.org/chat
Youth Chatrooms: www.LGBThotline.org/youthchatrooms
Email: [email redacted]
4. What is my donation used for?
Rough Budget Breakdown:
Registration for both parties - $600
Travel - $1500
Lodging - $1000
Gear - $500
Food, Entertainment & Souvenirs - $1200
Sponsor Goal - $1200
Regardless of whether the fundraising goal is met, the LGBT National Help Center will earn 20% of the proceeds. If we raise more than our goal, or I save money out of the budget, the organization earns the surplus.
No raffles, sweepstakes, giveaways, or promotions are offered in exchange for any donations made to this fundraiser.
Fundraising team (2)
Raised $3,285 from 43 donations
Raised $200 from 1 donation