On this Valentine’s day, we celebrate our brilliant and brave community who live the Revolution of Love by:
Painting the town Pink in Colombia
Santamaría Fundación marching for trans womens visibility and rights at the Marcha Fucsia in Colombia
Becoming Penpals with incacerated LGBTQI folks
By building community and working to demolish the violent prison system.
Black & Pink, Astraea grantee partner running a LGBTQ prisoner newsletter and Penpal program
Raising fists against violence and demanding lesbian rights in Honduras
Red Lésbica Cattrachas Honduras
Taking queer and trans* power to the streets!
CUAV members in SF at the Trans* March, June 2013. Photo by Erin Johnson.
Photobombing Program officers
E.D. J. Bob Alotta with Astraea Program Officer, Namita Chad, 2015
Making art not war, because all queer her-stories are important
Guyana Trans United (GTU) and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) hosted a week-long “Stand Against Transphobia” photo exhibition of work by artist and curator Ulelli Verbeke.
Opening hearts and homes for fundraising
Astraea donors come together to raise funds at house parties to resource LGBTQI work.
Friends gather at Fran and Anna Simon’s Denver House Party, 2015
Choosing safety over truth, and being an army of lovers marching for equality
More than 300 folks walked for equality to end all violence in Guyana
Guyana Equality Forum (GEF), at Walk for Equality, say NO to Violence in Feb 2014, Guyana. Organized by Astraea grantee partner SASOD
Waging love with our wallets
Every penny counts. Whether it’s $5 or $5000 every month because love and compassion go hand in hand.
To the thousands of donors who support us, we love you.
To the fearless folks on the frontlines, we love you.
The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others. That action is the testimony of love as the practice of freedom.
– bell hooks