The LGBTQ community is in crisis, and we need YOUR help!
This year 583 anti-LGBTQ bills were introduced across the country. In North Carolina, 5 harmful bills became law when the general assembly overturned the governor’s veto.
More than a hundred advocates, allies, educators, parents, and youth packed the chamber gallery in opposition to the veto override. Because of you, we were there. Later, we gathered in the rotunda to console and share our grief and outrage. I watched a young person fall into their mother’s arms, sobbing in disbelief. As she consoled her child bystanders circled them offering comforting words and gentle hands. In the face of hate, it is the power of community that builds the resilience to survive and thrive. We need your help to sustain this work.
Advocacy and Education: For 25 years, GGF has served as a thought leader and convenor for the LGBTQ community. Our signature training “An Ally’s Guide to the LGBTQ Community,” has been delivered to over 70 organizations. Considering the recent legislative threats and the sharp rise of hate crimes against LGBTQ people, cultivating a greater understanding of the needs of LGBTQ people is of the utmost importance.
Innovative and Urgent Programming: GGF is Greensboro’s hub for LGBTQ programs and resources. We are here to UNITE the community through successful legacy programs like Takeovers, the Green Party, and the Gala and innovative programs that address today’s challenges like LGBTQ Youth Initiatives, Trans Support Group, and W.i.i.S.E. (Welcoming Intergenerational Intersectional Social Experiences).
Investing in Our Community: The Center allows us to provide direct service programming to more than 3,000 people each year while continuing to invest in the community through grantmaking, scholarships, and sponsorships. This year we granted our 1 millionth dollar by awarding the 2023 Pearl Berlin Scholarship.
We can’t do any of this essential work without your help.
This year we’ve set the most aggressive fundraising goal in our history. We must raise $180,000 by March 2024 to sustain our work. Every penny helps us reach this goal. Your contribution, whether it’s a one-time donation or a recurring gift, is a step closer to creating a thriving LGBTQ community.