Alleviate Your Post-Election Heartache By Donating To These Kick Ass Organizations On Giving Tuesday!

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It’s no secret Donald Trump’s ascent to victory on November 8 left a lot of us feeling helpless. The day after the election, we woke up scared and unsure of how to proceed in this new world.

The only silver lining in this mess is how we’ve rallied together to support the organizations, institutions, and people who will suffer the most at the hands of our president-elect and his administration. Now more than ever, it’s imperative we reach out and donate our time and/or money to amazing non-profits that will fight the good fight for the next four years.

Since there’s so many great organizations to donate to this year, we’ve made it easier for you guys by dividing up the best options into four different categories — Political Action, Education, LGBTQ Issues, and Women’s Rights.

Get giving, queers!

Political Action

Photo: ACLU/Instagram

Photo: ACLU/Instagram

ACLU: Since 1920, the ACLU has been a leader in protecting the individual rights of Americans.

Donate HERE.

CARECEN LA: A Trump presidency is especially terrifying for immigrants. Donating to this org will help to bring immigrants in Los Angeles closer to economic well-being, social justice, and political empowerment.

Donate HERE.

Foster Campbell, aspiring senator of Louisiana: In case you didn’t know, Louisiana’s senate race will be held on December 10. Mr. Campbell is running against republican John Kennedy, who at the time of this writing holds a comfortable lead in the race.

If you support victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, vets, and the protection of the state’s coast, then this guy is for you. Not to mention electing Foster will bring the total of republicans versus democrats to a more even 51-49.

Donate HERE.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Dakota Access Pipeline Donation Fund: Following the violent and excessive force used against protesters over the last few months, donating to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is more important than ever. All donations will be used for legal, sanitary, and emergency purposes.

Donate HERE.

Education

Photo: 826 National/Instagram

Photo: 826 National/Instagram

826 National: Founded by author Dave Eggers, 826 National is a network of creative writing and tutoring centers across the country. Each center employs unique and inventive ways to reach inner-city youth.

Donate HERE.

Girls Who Code: This incredible org is working to close the gender gap in the tech industry. The company’s services targets the age 13-17 age group, which happens to be when most girls abandon their tech dreams.

Donate HERE.

Get Lit: Get Lit uses the power of poetry and spoken word to propel young people in Los Angeles to success. To make matters even better, the org hosts a ton of transformative student-led performances throughout the year.

Donate HERE.

Girls Write Now: Girls Write Now is a highly-intensive writing and mentoring organization in New York City. The organization pairs inner-city students with professionals and leaders in the field, which is especially empowering for the young women involved.

Donate HERE.

Donors Choose: What’s fantastic about Donors Chose is how it allows donors to find a project which resonates with them on a personal level. This org focuses on teachers and their classrooms, so you can potentially help fund a field trip or cover the cost of much needed supplies.

Donate HERE.

LGBTQ Issues

Photo: Ali Forney Center/Instagram

Photo: Ali Forney Center/Instagram

Ali Forney Center: This center is dedicated to helping LGBTQ homeless youth in New York City. Supporters estimate this charity saves 1,000 youths EVERY year.

Donate HERE.

True Colors Fund: Similarly to the Ali Forney Center, True Colors seeks to end LGBTQ homelessness and to create active solutions to prevent it.

Donate HERE.

The Trevor Project: Founded by the parents of the late Tyler Clementi, this org is designed to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people. Volunteers offer crisis counseling and a lot of other imperative services.

Donate HERE.

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice: For thirty-five years, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice has provided grants to individuals and organizations working on LGBTQ advocacy. The foundation is best known for the support it provides to queer artists — Eileen Myles was once a recipient!

Donate HERE.

Smyal: Symal is a place of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people in the Washington, DC area. The org focuses on leadership, life-skills, and community advocacy to empower LGBTQ youth.

Donate HERE.

Women’s Rights

Photo: Mala Fund/Instagram

Photo: Mala Fund/Instagram

Planned Parenthood: Given Mike Pence’s oppressive views on abortion and women’s rights in general, it’s imperative donors keep Planned Parenthood fully funded so women have access to quality reproductive health care and sexual health information.

P.S. Don’t forget you can donate in Mike’s name!

Donate HERE.

The Malala Fund: If you haven’t heard of the incredible 19-year-old Malala Yousafzai yet, you’re missing out.  Founded by Malala, this fund ensures girls from all walks of life, particularly those in the global south, get a quality education for twelve years.

Donate HERE.

Girls Not Brides: This org seeks to end child marriage, a practice which hurts MILLIONS of girls every year. The charity is a strong and necessary voice for kids who lack essential rights.

Donate HERE.

Population Services International: This organization focuses on improving health services for women across the globe. Volunteers raise awareness and funds to combat malaria, HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and non-communicable diseases. The group also works to improve maternal health and to help those affected by gender-based violence.

 Donate HERE.

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