As we move into the holiday season and closer to the swearing in of Donald Trump as the next POTUS, it’s crucial for LGBTQ people to consider the different ways that we can continue to support one another ― with both our time and our finances.
One event in NYC this weekend will bring together people from across the LGBTQ spectrum, while raising money for two important resources: Callen-Lorde Community Health Center’s HOTT Program and Trans Lifeline.
The fundraising initiative comes in the form of Baby Tea, a monthly party started by New York City queer personality Tyler Ashley. This will be the second time Ashley turns his monthly event into a fundraising initiative benefiting the trans community, with last year’s Baby Tea for T raising $2500 for FIERCE NYC.
“Listen, we’re all afraid. So, coming together and underscoring our love and support for one another is crucial. And yes, sadly, there are those among us that need even more care and protection,” Ashley told The Huffington Post. “I hope that Baby Tea can be a place that provides that extra layer ― that maybe even puts a smile on your face, relieves you of some pain or fear for a bit, and gives a small rest to any anxiety. It also brings people together from different backgrounds, social and financial, to find common ground and provide an opportunity to tell one another that people of all kinds are in your corner even if you don’t see them or interact with them everyday. Baby Tea is responding by saying loudly: these people need our help more than ever. And people from their world and from outside of it are gathering together to do something about it.”
The list of people involved with Baby T for Tea is extensive (and impressive), with trans model and activist Geena Rocero as the guest of honor.
The event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 8 p.m. - 12 p.m. Check out the flyer below or head here for more information.