Relief For Charities
The COVID crisis has shown how critical nonprofits are across the country. Now, nonprofits like LGBTQ+ community centers are facing tough challenges and working to meet increasing needs as the COVID crisis continues. Congress must pass urgent relief for charities so centers can continue to provide life-saving services to the communities relying on them.
Tweet your Congressional members with the following message:
While the COVID crisis continues, #nonprofits like LGBTQ+ centers continue to serve communities even as they face financial uncertainty and increased need. Congress must pass urgent #Relief4Charities so LGBTQ+ centers can continue to be there for those who rely on them.
What's Next For The LGBTQ+ Community In 2021
The incoming Administration has already put together a comprehensive plan to advance equality in the United States and abroad, with pledges to enact the Equality Act, reinstate guidelines preventing anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination in areas like federal contracts, end the transgender military ban, and decrease LGBTQ+ youth homelessness.
ActionLink's work to defend LGBTQ+ rights will continue, and we look forward to helping to guide the new Administration toward positive, lasting changes that will improve the lives of LGBTQ+ Americans.
Watch for our action alerts and future newsletters to learn how you too can help advance equality! www.lgbtactionlink.org
Are You Covered?
Nothing has changed! LGBTQ people are still protected from discrimination in health care and health insurance. Visit HealthCare.gov to find a plan that right for you. For transgender people, health insurance can be complicated. Out2Enroll can help!
Check out their transgender health insurance guides for information about the plans in your state. And don't forget the deadline to enroll is December 15th, so hurry.
Dot Gay Gives Back
The .gay domain donated $90,000 to LGBTQ nonprofits this week, generously gifting CenterLink and GLAAD with funds. “CenterLink is proud to partner with .gay as they launch their campaign to lift up LGBTQ voices and create more gay-friendly spaces on the internet,” said Denise Spivak, CEO of CenterLink. “.gay’s generous support of CenterLink and the Center Action Network will ensure that those voices are heard as we engage and mobilize LGBTQ people across the country.”
World AIDS Day 2020
Each year on December 1st, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic, endeavor to increase HIV/AIDS awareness and knowledge. This December 1st, we recognized World AIDS Day by partnering with the National AIDS Memorial, who hosted a national conversation with powerful voices about health justice, social activism, remembrance, hope and resilience.
They officially unveiled the first-ever virtual exhibition of the AIDS Memorial Quilt that features nearly 10,000 quilt panels representing all 50 states and U.S. territories, using the power and beauty of the quilt to help the nation heal during these difficult times.