5 youth-led organizations that need your GiveOUT Day donations to keep fighting for LGBTQ+ rights

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Give OUT Day is the only national day of giving for the LGBTQ community, raising millions of dollars for hundreds of LGBTQ+ organizations since 2013.

While Pride Month celebrates the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community and our progress, attacks on LGBTQ+ people have run rampant, with over 500 anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced across the country this year alone, many targeting queer youth. In the face of the heightened threat to the community, Alliance for Youth Action youth organizers continue to mobilize young people and use their power to protect LGBTQ+ rights and freedoms. 

Not only do they work on LGBTQ+ issues, the groups are also involved in the fight for reproductive justice, lead climate change activism, organize voter mobilization efforts, and actively work to uplift the voices of BIPOC and trans youth. They’re all worthy of your donations and support.

New Hampshire Youth Movement

The New Hampshire Youth Movement, alongside their state partners, defeated every anti-LGBTQIA bill filed in 2023 at the New Hampshire legislature. Young organizers in New Hampshire demonstrated the power of uplifting youth voices to block dangerous legislation and uphold the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. 

Now NHYM organizers are pushing for the passage of H.B. 315 to ban the legal defense strategy called the “gay panic defense” that can be used by a defendant to justify killing an LGBTQ+ person. 

Forward Montana

The Montana state legislature fell into the limelight after censuring state Rep. Zooey Zephyr (D) during the state debate over banning the gender-affirming care of minors. Forward Montana supported Rep. Zephyr, organizing debriefing spaces with young LGBTQAI+ community members and mobilizing over 1,000 calls against S.B. 99 to pressure their lawmakers. 

Loud Light 

Loud Light has been fighting on the legislative front lines against H.B. 2238 in Kansas,  a bill that would ban transgender women and girls from competing on sports teams. Initially vetoed by the governor, the Kansas legislature subsequently overrode the bill. Despite the defeat, Loud Light has continued mobilizing its network, honoring the history of LGBTQ+ organizers who fought before them and training their base through their “Pride was a Riot” event on civil disobedience in LGBTQ+ movements. 

MOVE Texas

Earlier this year, MOVE Texas convened youth organizers for their Youth Capitol Takeover. Three hundred fifty young voters and lifetime organizers came together at the Texas capitol to demand progressive change from state lawmakers. Their presence was an act of resistance, uplifting LGBTQ+ community members to speak out against anti-trans legislation

Engage Miami

Alongside organizers across Florida, Engage Miami fought against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation throughout the legislative session, including the expansion of the Don’t Say Gay law. Engage Miami uplifted its partners and supported LGBTQ+ youth in South Florida.  

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