DONATE HERE - To help support financially struggling local Pride organizations impacted by COVID-19, USAP has launched an immediate appeal to build our Pride Operational Support Fund allowing us to respond rapidly to the most vulnerable organizations at greatest risk from this health crisis.
Operational Support Fund
Helping Pride Organizations Who Need Us Now
USAP has committed to support United States Pride organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. USAP will evaluate the need for future support, as additional funds become available.
Grants are available for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have suffered significant financial hardship from the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Applicants must be a Pride organization in the United States, with a primary mission of producing Pride events for their greater LGBTIA+ community, as one of its purposes or activities. Pride events may include a parade, march, rally, festival, arts festival, cultural activity, event or activity organized for people identifying as Lesbian, Gay Men, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and/or other emerging sexual identities.
One-time grants are available for unexpected costs and losses related to the COVID-19 virus. The first round of funding will be available starting on April 12. Applications can be submitted at any time as long as funds are available.
You Are Not Alone -
Getting through COVID-19
As members of the United States Association of Prides (USAP), we are united in our movement and we are united in our priority of ensuring the health and well-being of each other, those dear to us and of our attendees as we deal with COVID-19.
We are here to support you and we encourage all USAP members to support one another in the weeks and possibly months ahead and as this global outbreak recedes.
There are many resources available to you regarding planning and organizing mass gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition to following guidance from your local and state officials, below are links to two guides from the World Health Organization as references and click here for a planning tool specific to Pride organizations.
Today we want you to know we are in this crisis together.
Resources For Our Community
Coronavirus, COVID-19, and Considerations for People Living with HIV and LGBTQIA+ People:
Mental Health & Self Care Resources:
3-1-1: is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects you with non-emergency City services.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: For more information, visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html
LGBTQ National Help Center: For more information, visit: www.glbthotline.org
National Center for Trans Equality: For more information, visit: transequality.org/covid19
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