The Human Rights Campaign and SHOWTIME are excited to launch the second year of “Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative”, a program aimed at supporting and preserving businesses that serve the LGBTQ+ community, with a focus on businesses that serve LGBTQ+ people of color, women and the transgender community.
This initiative celebrates the LGBTQ+ community by providing meaningful donations to a number of businesses, selected based on the communities they serve and how COVID-19 has impacted them. In 2020, Queer to Stay provided donations to ten LGBTQ+ businesses from coast to coast. In 2021, the initiative will grow to support at least 20 businesses.
As COVID-19 continues to impact businesses nationwide, LGBTQ+-serving spaces have experienced significant revenue loss for more than a year now. By directing funds to these businesses, “Queer to Stay” demonstrates a continued commitment from HRC and SHOWTIME to support and advocate for the diverse members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Now is your chance to support LGBTQ+ businesses alongside HRC and SHOWTIME. Your contribution to our Queer to Stay crowdfunding page will be added to the total pool of funds we're distributing to at-need businesses that support multiply-marginalized LGBTQ+ people.
Thank you for working with us to preserve and support these important LGBTQ+ businesses!