Making an impact locally and nationally is a cinch thanks to the numerous LGBT groups that serve the United States. But when it comes to helping out our fellow LGBT living in some of the most hostile parts of the world, it's not always clear where we can turn to lend our helping hands.
That's all about to change thanks to the U.S. Department of State's new text donation campaign, the mGive International Response Equality Fund.
From a press release:
Denver, CO—The U.S. Department of State has launched a text donation campaign that allows Americans to donate to the mGive International Response Equality Fund. Donations will help to further programs and initiatives aimed at advancing human rights, fostering equality, advocacy, protection and dialogue to ensure human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) persons around the world. To help, anyone can donate $10 by texting the word PRIDE to 80000.
The Global Equality Fund supports programs that advance the human rights of LBGT persons around the world. The Fund was launched by U.S Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Human Rights Day in December 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland, where she reaffirmed, “Human rights are gay rights and gay rights are human rights.
The Fund is supported by the U.S. government. While providing tangible assistance to LGBT civil society groups around the world, the Fund also serves to underscore the U.S. State Department’s commitment to ensuring LGBT people worldwide are able to exercise their human rights with dignity.
To donate to the new fund, text PRIDE to 80000. For more details, visit http://www.state.gov/globalequality