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What Makes Pride Episodes 4 and 5: Community and Family

What Makes Pride is a 2021 series from PFLAG National, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry, dedicated to uplifting the work and lives--and sharing the stories--of LGBTQ+ BIPOC people, communities, and grassroots organizations.

Episode 4 features and focuses on community organizations and organizers

Asanni Armon, Founder and Head Doll, For the Gworls 

  • About: For the Gworls is a Black, trans-led collective that curates parties to fundraise money to help Black transgender people pay for their rent, gender-affirming surgeries, smaller co-pays for medicines/doctor’s visits, and travel assistance.
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  • Donate: forthegworls.party/donate

Kerbie Joseph, Safe Outside the System Coordinator, Audre Lorde Project

  • About: The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, we work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to struggling across differences, we seek to responsibly reflect, represent and serve our various communities.
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  • Donatealp.org/index.php?q=civicrm/contribute/transact&reset=1&id=5

Episode 5 is a two-parter, featuring BIPOC families of LGBTQ+ people, and our friends at Center for Black Equity. 

Earl Fowlkes, President, Center for Black Equity 

  • About: The mission of the Center for Black Equity is to promote a multinational LGBTQ+ network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination.
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  • Donatecenterforblackequity.org/donate

And featuring:

  • Aruna Rao, PFLAG National Board Member and Executive Director, Desi Rainbow Parents and Allies
  • Gizella Czene, Facilitator and Board Member, PFLAG en Español
  • Sung Tse, President, PFLAG SGV API
  • Robert A. Marchman, Esq., Secretary, PFLAG National Board of Directors

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