We support Black Lives Matter. Not just in words. We stand behind the movement and pledge to actively seek new ways of envisioning our communities and our relationships. In addition to external hate, the LGBTQ+ community in Philadelphia has faced racism in both its institutions as well as the tragic losses of our trans family members.
As a way to do this, we pledge to:
- Help our community members better understand the mechanisms of power as well as ways to speak truth to power, including engaging all levels of governance and methods of protests;
- Provide a platform for our Black brothers and sisters and engage in honest, trauma-informed dialogue to discuss how to create a community free of racism and oppression;
- Work harder to provide events to bring our community together.
I am always willing to answer questions and engage in dialogue. Ideas and suggestions are always welcome.
Take care and love,
Diane S. Varner
Founder & Executive Director