for September 21, 2022
We are excited to announce that the Mama Bears Giving Circle is granting over $80,000 thanks to the generosity of our donors!
Each of our LBGTQ+ focused nonprofits will receive $17,500 to continue their amazing work. Plus, Real Mama Bears has received over $10,000 to help further their reach. Learn more about the great work of these organizations below.
The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. We believe LGBTQ young people deserve a welcoming, loving world. And we wake up every day dedicated to making that a reality.
Gender Spectrum: Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. Our approach is to take the critical areas of children’s lives and work to bring greater gender understanding and inclusion. We focus on creating gender-inclusive spaces throughout the primary domains of all children’s lives. We start with the child, then radiate outwards, working with adults and institutions that affect all children to create gender-inclusive environments from birth through young adulthood.
Tyler Clementi Foundation: In 2011, The Tyler Clementi Foundation was born out of the urgent need to address bullying challenges facing vulnerable populations, especially LGBT communities and other victims of hostile social environments. Not only do we continue to carry the important message about the suicide risk facing many LGBT youth, who can be three to seven times more at risk for suicide than other youth, but also our message of standing up to bullying speaks universally across all cultures and identities.
GLSEN: GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality. Our research and experience has shown that there are four major ways that schools can cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all of their students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. These 4 supports are the focus of GLSEN’s programs, advocacy, research, and policy work.