Hey all! My name is marxistmillionaire and I’m a member of Shark DAO. l’d like to show you the following proposal that was written by my fellow sharks Sasquatch, Cryptasha, and me. What do you think?
Pride Month Charity
Celebrating Pride Month, this is a proposal to donate 60 ETH across six charitable organizations. In 2022 the LGBTIQ community faces serious threats around the world. We’d like to raise awareness for certain grievances and help the affected people with donations. The Caring with Crypto fundraising campaign organized by Shift4 and The Giving Block would match the donation (x 2). We’re thinking that it’s important for Nouns to help making a change happen for marginalized groups, and we’re kindly asking for your support!
These are the organizations/ purposes we’ve chosen:
- Human Rights Campaign Foundation
The HRC Foundation envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ people can participate fully in the systems that shape our daily lives. Through public education, research, policy and practice change, the Foundation’s impact can be felt in schools, on factory floors and corporate suites, as well as in places of worship. It touches LGBTQ+ lives from childhood through end-of-life, people of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities and religious beliefs, in big cities and small towns, in the United States and across the globe.
- Elton John AIDS Foundation
The Elton John AIDS Foundation was established in 1992 and is one of the leading independent AIDS organizations in the world. The Foundation’s mission is simple: To be a powerful force in the end to the AIDS epidemic. They are committed to no more discrimination, no more HIV infections, no more AIDS deaths – no matter who or where you are.
- OutRight LGBTIQ Ukraine Emergency Fund:
OutRight is determined to assist LGBTIQ people remaining in or fleeing Ukraine in their fight to survive the brutality of Russian invasion. They’re also determined to support the LGBTIQ people and groups in the region who are coming to their aid while facing severe discrimination in their own countries. 100% of donations to OutRight’s Ukraine Fund are being disbursed directly to local LGBTIQ partners supporting the community in Ukraine and neighboring countries.
- LGBTQ Freedom Fund
LGBTQ+ people are three times more likely to be jailed. At risk of abuse, many can’t afford bail. The Freedom Fund gets them out to secure their safety and liberty by paying their bail. They also work to build a critical mass against the mass detention of LGBTQ+ people – a tangle of discrimination and poverty fuels disproportionate incarceration rates. The LGBTQ Freedom Fund works as an advocacy, education, grantmaking and policy outfit to mobilize the public and policymakers to address the disproportionate impact of incarceration on LGBTQ+ individuals in jail, prison and immigration detention.
StartOut’s mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community. StartOut envisions a world where every LGBTQ+ entrepreneur has equal access to succeed, lead and shape the future. They are a group of driven, innovative, and passionate LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and supporters. However, there are still major gaps in terms of access to critical resources. Donations will play a major role in reaching equality for any underrepresented entrepreneurs – for the benefit of society as a whole.
LGA-Europe is the European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. It is an advocacy group promoting the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people, at the European level. Its membership comprises more than 500 organizations from throughout Europe and Central Asia. ILGA-Europe focuses on empowering and training activists who work to advance LGBTI people’s rights in Europe.