Texas Pride Impact Funds

$6,000     allgo’s work is to nurture and celebrate queer People of Color by building, educating and mobilizing communities toward a just and equitable society. Our work expands opportunities for LGBTQ+ POC communities that are inclusive and mindful of our intersectional identities. Our programs explicitly provide opportunities for people of color to lead through skill building, leadership development and to receive financial compensation while doing so.

$4,000  A project of Alliance of Border Collaboratives, Trans-Fronterizxs' goal is to improve HIV-related health, wellness, and quality of life for transgender individuals living on the U.S.- Mexico Border. Activities include case navigation (with the intent of increasing access and reducing barriers to care) and support services such a food bank, gender-affirming clothing bank (so trans folks could have access to a safe space), and distribution of harm reduction supplies, including condoms and HIV testing.

$6,000    Borderland Rainbow Center's mission is to create a community space in which LGBTQI people and their allies can heal, grow, and empower themselves and others. Located in El Paso, BRC is a community-based organization providing infrastructure, services, and support to queer communities of color (Latinx, Black, and Indigenous), as well as transfolk and non-binary people.

$6,000     The Coastal Bend Pride Center houses LGBTQ youth, CB Trans Alliance & LGBTQ adults 55+ support groups; services including computer access, job search assistance and LGBTQ family programming; and workshops on financial health and health/wellness.

$6,000  Eagle Pass SAFE (Sexuality Advocacy for Everyone) provides education and resources for sexual health as well as enhancing the self-affirmation, dignity, and equal rights. The goal is to build visibility as a social group, build a stronger community, celebrate diversity and gender variance while fighting for LGBTQ inclusion and equality in the Southwest Texas Border Region.

$6,000    East Lubbock Art House supports emerging artist and marginalized artists as well as working towards the betterment of the Eastern portion of Lubbock, Texas. Their mission is to create accessible means to the arts for all individuals and to uplift our Brown and Black neighbors.

$4,000   Elevate North Texas’ mission is to fill in the gap of youth homelessness, providing safe, affirming environments through access to immediate emergency shelter and reunification with family, when possible. In addition to shelter, transportation, food, and job placement training, Elevate has also partnered with Prism Health in Dallas to ensure that the youths receive healthcare and health education that addresses the specific needs of LGBTQ+ young adults.

$10,000     Gender Equality Network of Texas' mission is to advocate for the needs of Trans Women and Men and GNC individuals who reside in the Rio Grande Valley and to plan strategies that improve our quality of life for our Trans Community in the RGV.

$6,000    The Panhandle AIDS Support Organization (Amarillo) is a full service community based organization with a case management system which provides referrals to doctors, dentists and optometrists, therapeutic counseling, transportation, housing assistance, and support groups.

$7,000     PFLAG El Paso strives to serve the most marginalized within the LGTBQIA+ community with the goal to ensure that their support programs, LGBTQIA+ conferences, and family events are accessible to everyone. For that reason, all events are free, no proof of ID is ever requested to attend any events, and translators are always provided.

$6,000   Poderosos specializes in advocacy to improve healthcare outcomes for Latino LGBTQ+ communities, Latino people living with HIV, and those challenged by substance use disorders along the Texas-Mexico border, a 1,954-mile stretch of land that is home to over 2.7 million people, 89 percent of whom are Latino.

$6,000     The mission of The Center – Pride Center San Antonio - is to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV communities by connecting them and their families to community resources and organizations related to health, wellness, support, education, activities, and advocacy.

$7,000    South Texas Equality Project (STEP) is a coalition of individuals and organizations that advocate for, celebrate, uplift, educate, and provide support to the LGBTQ+ community of South Texas. Through STEP’s partnerships with 30 individual members and 26 member organizations, we collectively discuss and address LGBTQ+ community needs through an intentionally intersectional lense at monthly coalition meetings.

$6,000  The Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement serves the Texas Tech University community through facilitation and leadership of programming and advocacy efforts aimed at strengthening the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community. With TPIF funding, the Office will implement two outreach programs in the community: the South Plains Queer/Trans of Color Affinity Space and South Plains Queer/Trans Know-Your-Rights Workshops.

$4,000 The Houston Intersex Society (THIS) is an educational, social, and support organization for, by, and about intersex people in Houston, Texas and beyond. THIS aims to empower and enrich the lives of intersex people while working to end shame and create visibility through education, community events, and the arts.

$4,000   The Normal Anomaly Initiative has done work with faith-based organizations to increase cultural humility with people who identify as LGBQIA+, Transgender, Gender non-conforming, Non-binary, and/or living with HIV and has also implemented the Transgender Allyship Collective. it has gone on to become a Houston staple in the spaces of advocacy, community engagement, and outreach. The Normal Anomaly Initiative is primed to be an essential part of the fabric of equality at the intersections of Black and Queer.

$4,000  The Power of 3: Unity Community Equality / League of United Latin American Citizens. LULAC #22423 Pride's mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic and LGBTQ+ population of the South Plains region of Texas.

 

$6,000     San Antonio Thrive Youth Center's mission is to provide LGBTQ+ homeless young adults with a safe and supportive environment to facilitate their empowerment toward transforming their lives. Thrive's vision is to create an equitable community where all LGBTQ+ young adults can flourish.

$4,000    Trans Legal Aid Clinic Houston (TLACH) connects LGBTQ and ally attorneys from the Houston area with trans and gender nonconforming individuals. TLACH assists trans and gender nonconforming people of all ages, races, and income groups by providing free legal assistance to ensure they can correct their name and/or gender marker on their identifying documents. Our mission is to assist as many LGBTQ Texans as we can, doing so on a 100% volunteer staffed basis.

$6,000     Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT) is an organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas. We work to accomplish this through education and networking in both public and private forums. Through our efforts we strive to halt discrimination through social, legislative, and corporate education.

$6,000     Valley AIDS Council's new youth initiative, Casa Orgullo, has the mission is to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ Youth. Providing educational resources and support regarding health and wellness with an emphasis on sexual health. As Valley AIDS Council strives to provide culturally appropriate sexual health and wellness services in South Texas our mission includes advocacy for the Latinx population at the local, state, and national levels.