Black Rainbow believes that visibility matters and is committed to providing opportunities to increase visibility for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI community. Black Rainbow has announced their latest initiative: “Preventing Suicide Through a Contagion of Love”, kicking off our fourth year from December 1st.
From Friday 1st of December, Black Rainbow will be offering micro-grants to LGBQTI identifying members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. These micro-grants will be to host and promote local events that are social and community focused. These micro-grants are available to all LGBQTI identifying members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, whether in remote, regional or urban settings. These events will be cross promoted on our social media channels including our primary #ContagionOfLove partner Twitter, plus our Facebook and Instagram pages.
The micro-grants will be to the value of up $300; including $200 to purchase items to host a social and/or a community event, plus two (2) Black Rainbow t-shirts and other promotion material.
This initiative is 100% self-funded, through the sale of Black Rainbow’s new line of t-shirts, displaying our proud slogans; “Deadly and Proud” and “You Matter”. All profits from the sale of these t-shirts go directly into the micro-grant initiative. Thanks to the funds raised through the #YesWithLove campaign spearheaded by Amy Cooper and Anthony Baxter we are able to have t-shirts to sell.
These shirts are available for purchase through the Black Rainbow website and can be ordered here.
The micro-grants are inspired by the finalists of Miss First Nations in Darwin recently.
Among the many initiatives designed to support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI community, Black Rainbow continues to offer $50 phone credit for pre-paid devices for Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander LGBQTI people who may be homeless, leaving a domestic violence relationship or exiting the justice or corrections system.
Black Rainbow continues to rely on donations to be able to deliver these small, yet essential, offerings to the Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander LGBQTI community. Donations can be made here.
Donations can be made through the Black Rainbow website.
For more information on this initiative please contact Black Rainbow Founder Dameyon Bonson at: firstname.lastname@example.org