We are excited to announce that a portion of the proceeds from our 2021 Med BEAR VOYAGE will go to support For the Gworls.
For The Gworls is a Black, transgender-led collective whose goal is to ensure that Black transgender people have secure housing and can afford safe, gender-affirming surgeries. In the wake of COVID-19, they are expanding their mission to set up an emergency relief fund that helps Black transgender people continue to access their prescriptions during this pandemic. They have been in service to the community since July of 2019.
They help get these bare necessities to people through community events, through grassroots fundraising by amplifying the stories of the people in their community, as well as hosting various events that allow the community to discuss issues that directly affect us, such as teach-ins, panel discussions, and healing spaces. They center the needs of Black transgender people because anti-blackness and transphobia make it so that Black transgender people — especially Black transgender women and femmes — are disproportionately more likely to be unemployed, homeless, and more likely to be unable to access healthcare that would lead to safe, gender-affirming surgeries.
Click here to learn more about For the Gworls.