Queer Dollars

The other day I shelled out $8.50 for a really bad Green Tea Martini. It tasted like NightQuil.

Lately I’ve been thinking about my expenses and how my money makes little impact in the world. Sure Starbucks gets plenty from me for those damn venti, no foam, soy steamers, but where can I get the best bang for my buck?

Lots of queer dollars go to gay marriage and organizations like Love Makes a Family, which is a very good thing. We see progress with marriage equality–You go Canada! but much of the queer community and society in general desperately need our dollars (Euros, pesos, yen, or whatever you spend).

Queer youth support programs need our help. Throughout the US, Canada and the UK, small mom & mom and pop & pop youth groups and advocacy organizations struggle to stay afloat. They don’t seek to recruit or change anyone; they exist to support LGBTQI youth.

Here is a list of a few I know personally. I’m sure you know more. Feel free to add them to comments AND more importantly, give freely.

True Colors (CT)
Memphis Area Gay Youth MAGY (TN)
Open Arms Youth Project (OK)
Inside/Out Youth (CO)
Boston GLASS (MA)

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  1. abbyladybug on June 29, 2005 at 7:36 pm Reply

    “Green Tea Martini”

    Euw! I can think of SOOOOO many better uses of cashola. Clearly, you can, too. 😛

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