Fund for Black Trans Women and Femmes

is creating a fund in Los Angeles
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I'm ready to give
$1
per month
Your reward is that you are helping. Seriously. We see that and we appreciate you. You have choices with that dollar and you are choosing to spend it here. Thank you.
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$5
per month
You'll be contributing directly to local Black trans folks and will be the first to receive updates and have access to new posts. Thank you. 
I'm ready to give $10 for Black trans lives
$10
per month
You'll also get access to updates and posts before anyone else, but you'll be funding local Black trans folks at twice the amount of the previous tier, which means helping twice as much! 

38

patrons

$297

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About Fund for Black Trans Women and Femmes

Hello and welcome! 

The intention of this fund is to redirect money from white folks to Black trans women and femmes. Your donation can be as little as $1 a month, or maybe $2 or $3 a month, but please give $5 or more! 

The convenience of giving monthly is that you don't have to remember to make the payment but it's consistent over time. If you are interested in making a one-time payment, please use this PayPal and add a note indicating the donation is for Black Trans Women and Femmes. Either way, your donations are appreciated and will get paid out on the 1st of the month!

Where does the money go?

The money goes to local Black trans women and femmes and is used in whatever manner they decide. So that might be for health and healing. Or for emergency housing. Or for transportation. That's up to the recipient, and they are never asked to explain or justify this. 

The amount that is paid out and how many folks receive a payment per month depends on the needs that have been expressed and the amount of money in the fund.

Who manages the fund?

Local Black trans women and femmes provide direction and pass on and prioritize funding requests. Also involved in this process is Tiffany Guerra a genderqueer white person who manages the account and this page, and does part of the fundraising. 

Also please note: This fund is directly inspired by the teachings of Safety Pin Box and its creators, and also by the work of local Black trans folks and groups like BlaQT Rising who model radical compassion and activism. 

But why?

Because throughout history and presently, Black trans women and femmes are the first to put themselves on the line for the liberation of others and give their time and resources, yet when it comes to how money and resources flow through society and our systems, these folks are also the last to get paid or to receive the funds necessary to their health, well-being, and survival. 

If we are white, we have a responsibility not only to challenge and dismantle those systems, but to direct more of our resources to Black trans folks. This is an opportunity to pay economic reparations in a manner that is predictable and reliable, and we can begin this immediately. 

Please join and pledge whatever you can!  

Please contact [email protected] with questions or thoughts.
Goals
$297 of $500 per month
This amount allows the fund to make numerous significant payments to Black trans women and femmes in need every month.
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