Kirsten Tefft of Hope Valley, RI has a facebook page requesting donations of one or two (or more!) 6x6 inch granny squares, to make blankets to raffle off for the benefits of victims of Hurricane Sandy.
She wants to raffle them off in December, so the donation deadline is December 1st. Click the link above to get involved!
The Ali Forney Center, the largest and most comprehensive LGBT homeless youth organization in the country, suffered a major loss due to Hurricane Sandy. Their drop-in center, which is a lifeline to kids who live on the streets, was destroyed.
Below is a letter from their executive director, Carl Siciliano, detailing the situation and how you can help. (Hint: they really need your money.)
This organization is near and dear to my heart, I’m on the Board of Directors and have produced The Broadway Beauty Pageant for them for many years. Please give what you can to this very important cause.
Yesterday we were finally able to inspect our drop-in center in Chelsea, half a block from the Hudson River. Our worst fears were realized; everything was destroyed and the space is uninhabitable. The water level went four feet high, destroying our phones, computers, refrigerator, food and supplies.
This is a terrible tragedy for the homeless LGBT youth we serve there. This space was dedicated to our most vulnerable kids, the thousands stranded on the streets without shelter, and was a place where they received food, showers, clothing, medical care, HIV testing and treatment, and mental health and substance abuse services. Basically a lifeline for LGBT kids whose lives are in danger.
We are currently scrambling for a plan to provide care to these desperate kids while we prepare to ultimately move into a larger space that will better meet our needs. The NYC LGBT Center has very kindly and generously offered to let us temporarily use some of their space, and we hope to determine the viability of that on Monday.
We have been deluged with kind offers from people who wish to volunteer and donate goods. Unfortunately, we will have to provide our services in the time being in much smaller spaces that won’t accommodate volunteers or allow for much storage space. The best way people can reach out to help in this very challenging time is by making monetary donations. Please go to our website at www.aliforneycenter.org/hurricanesandy
It is heartbreaking to see this space come to such a sad end. For the past seven years it has been a place of refuge to thousands of kids reeling from being thrown away by their parents for being LGBT. For many of these kids coming to our drop-in center provided their first encounter with a loving and affirming LGBT community. I thank all of you for your care and support in a most difficult time.
- Carl Siciliano
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Unfortunately, I am pretty broke, and even though they have low-cost vaccinations in my area, I can’t really afford to bring her in right now.
SO. I’m mentioning again that I’m doing commissions!
I’m doing full-value, grayscale sketch card commissions for $10 that are mailed to your door, anywhere in the world!
I’m also doing negotiably priced digital commissions.
If you’re interested, send me an ask! My tumblr has a history of eating messages, so if you wanted to send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, that would be very cool, too.
Even if you don’t necessarily want to buy art right now, I’d appreciate it if you spread the word! Or at least admire how cute this baby girl is.
This should be reposted and reblogged.
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The fact any of this was said on a major american news network is shocking to me. Reblog and keep reblogging. Fuck the cops
People need to see this.
Give this man a fucking award. Holy shit.
Signal boost because it needs to be seen.
Don’t let this story ‘go away’. Reblog, and get mad. Cops who do their job properly deserve respect. Cops who abuse their power need to be held responsible.
This is disgusting.
An Alabama pharmaceutical company has issued a “massive” recall of 1.4 million packs of birth control pills. In short, the pills are packaged in the wrong order, which means “the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy.”
Check this list if you are on the pill. Reblog to signal boost.