Fundraising for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans) is a great way to achieve change and development for LGBT communities. United by a common culture and a desire to stand proudly in society, the LGBT community want to eradicate prejudices often felt from wider society as a whole, as well as build a vibrant, welcoming and forward-thinking community. To do this, they need greater recognition and movement – LGBT fundraising is an effective way of achieving this.
LGBT communities have until recently been poorly represented, but LGBT activists have always held on to their concept of “equal, inalienable rights for all people, regardless of their race, gender or sexual orientation.” Change is evident across the world and to maintain this momentum, crowdfunding for LGBT is essential to provide the funds to raise awareness and support within the community.
One of the largest areas of concern for the LGBT community is the prejudice and bullying directed at individuals and groups within their community. The awareness and funds raised through crowd funding ventures can help support more vulnerable individuals and groups, as well as create a greater understanding of the LGBT community as a whole. Education through crowdfunding for LGBT can be a big factor of any fundraising campaign.
How to fundraise for LGBT using crowdfunding?
Whether you are looking for support for young people within the LGBT community, launching a new product/business/charity or you are looking to raise awareness of a certain aspect of the LGBT community, crowdfunding is a great place to start. Find a specific project that you want to fundraise and focus your time and resources on that project. Build a story around your campaign and feature videos and photos of the LGBT community – you need to make an emotional connection with your audience so they are moved to pledge.
Here are some ideas:
Are there parts of the world where the LGBT community are outlawed or where new anti LGBT laws are being brought into place? Does awareness need to be raised in this place to establish equal rights? Funds might be required to begin a campaign and fight against controversial bills getting passed.
The LGBT is poorly represented in sport. Why not organise a rugby match between two gay teams and all the money raised on the day will go towards helping gay sportsmen and women in amateur and professional sports.
The visual arts are a great way to help the LGBT community and give an insight into life as a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans member of our community. Why not fund raise for a photography project showing couples together in public or a video project focusing on members of the LGBT community working together on a project or venture.
A new publication for the LGBT community, sold directly to the public by members of the LGBT community. This is a great way to showcase what the LGBT community is all about as well as fostering good community spirit. Funds raised could be used for all manner of LGBT projects, highlighting the important contribution made to society as a whole.
A Gay Pride Mardi Gras in a big city would be an awesome way of fundraising for the LGBT community. These already take place throughout the world and are hugely popular for both gay and straight people. A Mardi Gras would present a great opportunity to build connections between different communities and businesses, and show how they can work together for the common good. A Mardi Gras would also present opportunities to local businesses as well as the LGBT community.
We hope this has given you a few ideas when considering your crowdfunding for LGBT project.
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