How to Go Local and Gay, Gay, Gay on #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, and it’s such a breath of fresh air after the insanity that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you haven’t done your giving yet, I’d like to encourage you to open your purse or murse for any number of our local, LGBT nonprofits. There are tons to choose from, and some are offering up special matching-fund programs to make sure your dollar goes a long way.

William Way board member Anh Dang, for instance, is matching all gifts to the LGBT Community Center up to $100. All you have to do is note that your gift is in honor of Anh Dang when you make your donation.

Who else can you give to? Well, the list is endless. Perhaps you can use our weekly Philanthropy Friday column, which spotlights local LGBT nonprofits, as a guide. Here’s who we’ve spotlighted so far, with links to each organization’s donation page.

But that doesn’t even scratch the surface. There’s also The Attic Youth Center, Mazzoni Center, Philly FIGHT, ActionAIDS, the Therapy Center of Philadelphia. Or maybe you’d like to give to an LGBT arts organization, like Quince Productions, Mauckingbird Theatre Company or Tribe of Fools.

The list goes on and on, and there’s no way I can mention them all. I hope this at least helped in your #GivingTuesday perusals. Now get out there and give till the gay cows come home!