Published on Feb 14, 2017
These past few weeks we have marched; we have gathered, chanted, protested and loved each other, fiercely. We have borne witness to violent and oppressive executive orders intended to roll back our rights, silence, detain, police, criminalize, and demoralize us. But: there is great hope in the collective uprising we are witnessing right now! Folks … Continue reading “Announcing the Uprising of Love Fund”
While we know so much of the vitriol being legally and culturally reinforced is long-rooted in our society, our response and resilience to this new administration’s actions are critical. We must rally all of our resources for a renewed resistance. Raising our banners, our voices, our dollars, our time, our trust and our commitment – and resisting together to build a radical uprising of love. Now is when we must stand in strong community. These are the very principles upon which the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice was built 40 years ago – surely we have the vision, will, and power to triumph over the next four.
Today, on Valentine’s Day, I’m excited to share with you the launch of our new Uprising of Love Fund, which will fuel, sustain, and amplify the resistance of LGBTQI activists fighting threats to our equality where it is most needed and least resourced. This work is urgent and strategic – activists must be resourced to respond immediately and to seize opportunities, and they must also have access to long-term, dependable support, as we know ending persecution will not be happen overnight. Now they need YOUR support more than ever.
Supporting the #UprisingFund is a radical form of resistance and love:
Support the Uprising of Love Fund – whatever you are able to give will be critical in allowing for timely responses to strengthen the resilience and organizing of our communities. Share with us uprisings in your community!
Stay tuned to learn more about the #UprisingFund, and how your support is making an impact. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we share with you many of the uprisings that your support makes possible. Last but not least, watch our video on the power of these movements.
I am honored to stand shoulder to shoulder with you in this #UprisingofLove.
In radical love,