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Help Ceyenne Secure Community Property

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Ceyenne Doroshow, Founder and Executive Director of GLITS Inc https://www.glitsinc.org/ has recently lost her father who owned land/properties in Macon Georgia, Pine Bush New York, Cragsmoor New York, Dry Branch Georgia, Ozone Park Brooklyn and Selma North Carolina. If she is able to move quickly and file paperwork to become the Executor of his will she and her siblings would like to be able to use these properties as resources to benefit the Trans and Sex Worker Communities. The potentials for this are amazing! It means we may be able to set up cooperative living communities to have available to community members in need of retreat space to heal after experiencing violence or who are struggling with substance abuse, places to house folks who are leaving incarceration, start self sustaining farming efforts and create long term housing for chronically ill/disabled and aging community members looking for retirement options. 

To make this possible and secure these properties, she needs to be able to cover filing fees for paperwork, legal fees, property taxes, and travel expenses to the various property locations. To help cover these costs we are seeking to raise $8,000. If she is able to claim these properties this could be a huge game changer for our East Coast Communities!

Ceyenne Doroshow is a compassionate powerhouse performer, activist, organizer, community-based researcher, and public figure in the trans and sex worker rights’ movements. As the Founder and Executive Director of G.L.I.T.S., she works to provide holistic care to LGBTQ sex workers while serving on the following boards: SWOP-USA, Caribbean Equality Project, SOAR Institute, and NYTAG. As an international public speaker, she presents at conferences such as The Desiree Alliance, Creating Change, SisterSong, Harm Reduction Coalition, and the International AIDS Conference. She has emceed events for Toronto Pride and MOMA/PS1’s Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance, lifting her voice as a trans woman of color. Ceyenne has been heavily featured in the media, has performed on television in Showtime’s OZ, for the documentaries Red Umbrella Diaries and Miss Major, and is the co-author of Cooking in Heels, a Caribbean cookbook written while she was incarcerated on prostitution charges.

Lysistrata https://www.lysistratamccf.org/ is an online based, community run sex worker mutual care collective. As people in the industry, we understand how exploitation plays into our field, like any other job, because sex work is WORK!
Our goals are to protect our autonomy and decision making while also acknowledging that there are people who have lesser access to making choices about their involvement in this industry, to protect folks who have chosen this industry for any number of reasons and to protect folks who didn't by working together as a collective to provide education, exchange life saving information, and provide access to resources. To fulfill these goals, we aim to:

Collect and distribute funds for the purposes of providing financial assistance to marginalized members of our community who are struggling due to illness, injury, homelessness, wrongful arrest/incarceration, unstable or abusive working conditions, domestic violence, discrimination and other factors that affect their ability to make a living.

Promote and signal boost fundraisers and events for other orgs and individuals in the sex work community.

Sponsor, host and/or participate in events/activities that promote sex work advocacy and networking.

Partner with other sex worker led orgs and projects to supplement necessary services and aid visibility for the work that’s already being done in our community.

Support sex worker owned businesses/orgs, assist in the building of new sex worker run businesses/orgs and offer community resources to ease the transition into other fields for those seeking to diversify their skill set and/or leave the industry.

Work towards building financial, living and working structures that are accessible to and benefit the most marginalized members of our community.

Any additional funds raised will go towards GLITS Inc's already existing efforts to feed and house community members in need and towards our emergency fund to assist marginalized sex workers in crisis.

Thank you so much for your support! We look forward to building a new future for our community together with you!
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Thank you so much for your incredible support! As per the email we received from GoFundMe about our payment method we are clarifying our relationship to Ceyenne and how the funds are being handled:

Ceyenne is one of the Directors of Lysistrata.
The Lysistrata account is the account through which the funds are being transferred by our Treasurer Cora (who's legal name is the one under which our account is held)
from there we are sending funds to Ceyenne through her PayPal or as direct payments to her lawyer (1,900.00 by check to her lawyer in GA and 4,350.00 to her directly which accounts for the payouts from this fundraiser we have received so far from GoFundMe). The rest of the funds will be handled this way as well once they have been transferred.
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Help Ceyenne Secure Community Property has reached 53% of its goal! Thanks to all of your amazing support, Ceyenne was able to meet with lawyers this week and will be able to leave for Macon, GA this weekend to start the legal process what needs to be done there!
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