We are constantly in awe of how the LGBT+ community pulls together during a crisis.
Right now, despite the £750 million allocated by the government, charitable organisations are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic – especially because many of the initiatives that these organisations run have had to be cancelled or postponed.
Donations are the obvious option for supporting charities – and we definitely encourage you to donate where you can – as the generosity of the community is the lifeblood of such organisations. However, with many of us facing precarious financial situations, we have compiled a list of other ways to support LGBT+ charities.
Social media follows, retweets and the sharing of the amazing work that charities do can go a long way – and it’s free! Why not spread the word about these amazing charities:
We know what you’re thinking, ‘how can I volunteer and social distance at the same time?’ Various charities have moved their volunteering online, which means that you can be inducted without having to leave your home! Check out these volunteering opportunities…
Getting involved with some of the stay-at-home activities and virtual initiative available is a great way to support the community.
Get involved in The Outside Project’s LGBTIQ+ mutual aid group and virtual community centre – find out more here.
Phone, message or contact
IntersexUK are encouraging members of the LGBT+ community to stay in touch with friends and relatives – and especially contacting those in your life who might need it most! We think this is great advice – and checking in on a friend who might be lonely doesn’t cost a thing!
If you work for a company which could donate bulk food products or entertainment packages, get in touch with The Outside Project! The Outside Project is opening up a new emergency hostel space to triple their capacity and house more LGBT+ homeless people. This option is not possible for everyone, but greatly appreciated if you are able to do this!
Donate ££ if you can
Help out a charity of your choice just by shopping on Amazon!
Opening Doors London and Little Gay Brother have collaborated to produce the #LoveIsNotCancelled campaign to help reduce isolation during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can get their (very cool) charity t-shirt here – all profits raised go to Opening Doors London!