A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who purchased a “Pride Marches On” t-shirt for our 2020 Happy4Good fundraiser in support of Rainbow Railroad. We committed to donating €10 from every shirt we sold to support their important work. With 33 shirts sold, we raised €330 and just transferred 500.00 CAD (€339.04) to their account.
We deeply believe that our community owes an incredible debt to trans women of color. So, in addition to donating to Rainbow Railroad, 2HappyGays.com is making a second, matching donation to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. We just transferred $404.17USD (~€341) to their account.
If you haven’t heard of these organizations before, we encourage you to check them out and donate directly. The Marsha P. Johnson Institute’s mission is to protect and defend the human rights of Black transgender people. They do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting their collective power.
Rainbow Railroad’s mission is to help persecuted LGBTQ individuals from places where they face state-enabled harassment and violence as they seek a safe haven. Since 2006, Rainbow Railroad has helped more than 800 individuals escape to safety and freedom— averaging 200 people helped in each of the last two years.
Again, thank you for helping us to keep our tradition of fundraising during Pride season going strong for the second year. We’re already looking forward to Pride 2021 and have our hearts set on doing additional Happy4Good campaigns throughout the year.
– Justin and Matt