It’s time for the LGBTQIA community to rise up and unite in support of our transgender community members.
The recent message from the President on Twitter that transgender citizens won’t have the right to serve in the military is not the best interest of our country. Our transgender friends are not a burden! The Joint Chiefs Chairman has said that he won't make any changes until officially given notice and many claim they were blindsided by this. Our transgender friends are under attack on a number of fronts and we are coming together to support causes and organizations that are working to protect and defend them.
This event is to hear from, show support of and celebrate the amazing individuals in our Atlanta trans community. We'll take action by raising money for local organizations. Everything is transparent for you to see on this page. Once we achieve our goal we will distribute the money across these organizations and publish the total that each received. 100% of the funds will go to them (minus the fees that Go Fund Me takes out).
There are groups doing great work locally like the TRANS HOUSING ATLANTA PROGRAM (http://transhousingatlanta.org/
), The Transgender Health Education Alliance (https://transhealtheducation.org/
and Transgender Individuals Living Their Truths (http://tiltt.org/
) that fight for trans equality and support the needs of people within the community. It's time that Atlanta knows about them and supports their work.
Please join us is supporting their efforts with all donations large or small. Be generous and give as you can. Everyone's help is appreciated and we will show how wonderful Atlanta is in supporting them during these tough times.