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Spread the love around on #GiveOUTDay

Give OUT Day is all about spreading the donations around among orgs doing vital work for queer and trans folks, and there are a number of amazing groups participating who we want to big up.

It’s probably not fundraising best practices to encourage you to donate to organizations other than Feministing today. But we’re all about uplifting the kinds of important work done by participating organizations anyway, and today is no different.

You can visit the Give OUT Day website to check out all the participating orgs. I’m going to shout out a few of my favorites below, but there are plenty more worth supporting. Please donate to as many as you can (including Feministing, of course :) )!


Give OUT Day Cover 2015


The Center for Sex & Culture is Feministing’s fiscal sponsor, but I’m not just giving them a shout out because of the professional relationship. I mean, the reason we chose to work with them is that I love CSC, the work they do, and the people who make it happen.

The Center for Sex and Culture is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization that believes sex is an essential part of human life, learning, and culture. Via our library, archive, gallery, and performance/classroom space we preserve information and artifacts (relevant to the Bay Area and beyond), promote learning, and provide resources related to sex, sexuality and gender, the histories and cultural significance of these, and the intersection of sex and the arts.

TGI Justice Project

TGI Justice Project works to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant and intersex (TGI) people, especially transgender women, in California prisons and beyond.

Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

The Audre Lorde Project Inc

The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project, Inc

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.


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.  We develop politically conscious leaders who are invested in improving ourselves and our communities through youth-led campaigns, leadership development programs, and cultural expression through arts and media.

Southerners On New Ground

As a Southern Queer Liberation organization, SONG moves in one of the most conservative and isolating parts of the US. It is also the part of the US that statistically has the most hostile social climate for LGBTQ people in the country. After more than 20 years of organizing in our region, we have come to understand we can only fight back by building work that strenghtens our skills, wins, morale, and collective power.

Streetwise and Safe

SAS conducts “Know Your Rights” workshops and outreach to our community to reduce the harms of interactions with law enforcement. We work to raise the visibility, leadership and voice of LGBTQ youth of color in critical conversations around policing and community safety at the local, state and national levels.

Red Umbrella Project

Red Umbrella Project (RedUP) is working to connect people in the sex trades with each other for peer-based support, to share our stories in safe spaces and to create opportunities to tell our stories publicly, and to organize with people affected directly by criminalization to push back against the discrimination, stigma, and violence we experience.

El/La Para TransLatinas

El/La Para TransLatinas started in 2006 and is a safe space and holistic support organization for transgender women of Latin American descent (translatinas). We are the only organization in the Bay Area (and in California) solely providing direct services to translatinas.

Third Wave Fund

Third Wave Fund is a grassroots organization led by women of color, trans, and queer folks under the age of 35 and our allies. With your help, we fund organizations that are led by and for young women of color, queer, & trans youth to build a stronger gender justice movement.

Black Girl Dangerous

Black Girl Dangerous is a multi-faceted forum that amplifies the voices of queer and trans people of color.

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is a non-profit dedicated to the well being of transgender people. We run a national toll-free crisis hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people.


Please shout out your favorite participating orgs in the comments!

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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