Source: Zoe Stoller
Source: Zoe Stoller
Since I am turning 40 soon I finally accepted and found the courage to come out as genderqueer! Since I get asked a lot of questions about it, I decided that for this month only I will add content all about gender 101. Here’s my coming out story.
Give OUT Day is the only national day of giving for LGBTQ+ organizations, and we are proud to participate! Help us reach our goal by simply donating or by registering as an individual or as a team to create your own fundraising page.
Gender Spectrum is critical and life-changing, but we cannot do it alone. Give OUT day is a great opportunity for you to maximize your impact by getting people in your life involved. Build a team at work, start a fundraiser with your family, or simply share your fundraising page with friends.
Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth.
To accomplish this, they help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us. Programs at Gender Spectrum address gender in the key areas of a child/youth’s life: home, school, extra-curricular/after school programs, community (including faith), and employment.
For GiveOUT Day this year we have a goal of raising $5000 to go directly towards our Online Programs. This program consists of online support groups for transgender and non-binary teens and pre-teens who often have nowhere else to turn. Because our programs are online this allows us to reach youth across the country and the world. As one young person said,
“In this last group meet, we got in depth and I’m glad we did that today. It made me feel good, while also feeling like I got to support somebody who is struggling. I felt as if we’re a family and that’s incredibly important to me.” – Teen Participant Self Care Fridays Discussion Group
Your contribution today means that more youth can participate in Gender Spectrum’s online groups to find community and resources as they navigate questions surrounding their gender. $5000 will go towards the addition of a new group, focusing specifically on youth of color.
Thank you for your support!