Equal Period an organization empowering the LGBTQ community by creating clothing for a more diverse set of body types, identities, and individuals. $10 from every item purchased goes to an established LGBTQ nonprofit, and the customer picks what goes where.
The LGBTQ community hosts a number of small, local nonprofits that accomplish incredible things. Below are the organizations your purchase will positively impact.
Founded in 2000, FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City. FIERCE develops politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving themselves and their communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression, arts and media. FIERCE's work has centered around youth led campaigns addressing the intersections of gentrification, policing, and access to safe public environments.
GLBT National Help Center
For the past 19 years the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center has provided support to over 200,000 people who have been in need. The GLBT National Help Center provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, two national hotlines exist, the GLBT National Hotline (888-843-4564) and the GLBT National Youth Talkline (800-246-PRIDE), as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, SRLP seeks to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities.
Center For Anti-Violence Education
Founded in 1974, The Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE) develops and implements comprehensive violence prevention programs for individuals and organizations, in particular LGBTQ adults, youth, seniors, women and girls.. Through a combination of education, physical empowerment, and leadership development, CAE provides underserved communities throughout the New York metropolitan area with skills to break cycles of violence.
The Point 5cc Surgery Fund
Founder, Aydian Dowling, started making t-shirts and selling them online to raise funds for his own top surgery. After the financial help received from many people buying shirts and donating money, Aydian was able to finance his top surgery in July 2012. Aydian decided to keep the company open – but only if he could give back some of the profits made to the exact people who gave him his surgery. That is how the Point 5cc Surgery Fund started.
The Ali Forney Center
The Mission of the Ali Forney Center is to help homeless Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning youth be safe and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood.