Welcome to The House Of Dandridge’s “Non-Profit BILLBOARD” Page!
Each month we will choose a different non-profit or charity to spotlight and highlight ways in which you can help by volunteering, promoting, attending fundraising events, etc.
Do Something : Have Your Donation Doubled During Hetrick-Martin Institute’s June Match!
Our very own DJ Chauncey D is indubitably excited to be spinning live on the Hetrick-Martin Institute float in this year’s New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 30th! Hetrick-Martin Institute is an extremely important LGBT Youth focused organization that helps to keep our younger siblings in the community safe and strong and is also the home of The Harvey Milk School!
Here is their mission statement:
The Hetrick-Martin Institute believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 12 and 24 and their families.
Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, Hetrick-Martin seeks to foster healthy youth development. Hetrick-Martin’s staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.
Vital programs usually need vital resources and that is where you come in…any donation you make until the end of June will be doubled! Go get to it! Get that credit card out!
HMI’S JUNE MATCH
June is one of the most significant months for LGBTQ youth.
In its own way, it’s exciting with the end of the school year, the beginning of summer and Pride month. On the other hand, it is the most precarious time of year for our young people.
Thanks to the support of the HMI Board of Directors, every dollar you give in the month of June will be matched up to $100,000–with your support, that can be $200,000 to keep HMI’s vital youth programming up and running throughout the summer and beyond
HMI provides services throughout the summer months to youth who are not in school and need our support systems more than ever. This summer, youth will come to HMI for job readiness training, GED prep and academic enrichment programs. Many of our members will come to HMI because they have nowhere else to turn for a hot meal, clean clothes or a hot shower; many even coming to seek refuge from abuse and violence.
Here’s how you can help change the lives of our youth during HMI’s June match:
· Make a personal donation (www.hmi.org/donate);
· Invite friends to dinner and have each of them add $5 or $10 to their share of the bill and
donate the remainder to HMI after the check is paid;
· Host a dinner party at home and have cash boxes for your guests to leave donations for
HMI’s June match;
· If you own a bar or restaurant, host an HMI night and give a percentage or all the proceeds to
HMI’s June match;
· Any retailer can donate a percentage or all the proceeds from their business to HMI’s June Match
HMI’s programs and services wouldn’t be possible without your generous support; your life-changing donations can help change the lives of LGBTQ youth.
If you would like more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Allen Cohen at 212.674.2600 x278 or email@example.com.
Please make checks payable to Hetrick-Martin Institute, 2 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003.
Right now we’re going to do something a little different simply because of its urgency as well as featuring an issue that is a hot button topic in today’s LGBT Community politics.
Please Help a Brother Out: Come Fund Top Surgery for Bryan
By now practically everyone in the Queer Nation has heard of the really unfortunate incidents that occurred in March of this year on the Washington Mall during the Supreme Court arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
But do you know the real people who it happened to? Well meet the guy who was holding the Trans* Flag that day.
As Bryan Ellicott explains, what started as a happy and exciting day of LGBT Pride & History turned into his ”Supreme Court Marriage Rally Transphobic Experience From Hell” when a staffer and one of the big Gay Inc. groups (ok so it was HRC again) became upset to see other than approved people and symbols cluttering up their photo-op moments and tried to run the riffraff off. With Bryan his Flag suddenly thrust unwilling into a staring role as “unapproved riffraff”.
A political activist for the progressive and LGBT community Bryan describes himself as an ”open and proud bisexual transman”. A native of Staten Island NY graduating from College of Staten Island with a BA in Poli Sci, he has interned in the offices of Christine Quinn, the Speaker of the New York City Council and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. During 2012, he went out and worked in the Ohio OFA (Organizing for Action) office helping re-elect Obama to a second term. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy Bryan worked with FEMA doing Community Relations work. He’s currently a board member of theStonewall Democrats of New York City and a campaign aid (LGBT Liaison) to Mel Wymore in his run for the New York City Council.
“the bulk of my work is in the LGBT community whether it be advocating for Marriage Equality across the country, calling out the need those who talk ill to me or any of my transgender brothers and sisters as well as my continued work for Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) in New York State or when it comes to people learning about bisexuality and not thinking those horrible myths are anything but that.”
When trouble came Bryan and his friends were there standing strong representing the the entire LGBT Community. So while you are cheering the symbolism please also remember the actual person. Says Bryan,
So what do you says people? He was there for us. Can you be there for him?Please click the link and Help Fund Top Surgery for Bryan. Thanks
Bialogue is an activist/political social justice group working on issues of local, regional, national & international interest that effect the bisexual, non-monosexual, queer-identified and greater LGBTQ+ Community.
January is Visual AIDS Month!
Celebrate Visual AIDS‘ 25th Anniversary
@ the 15th Annual Postcards From the Edge
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
NEW DATES: January 25-27, 2013
For more info click here.
Call for Artists:
Postcards From the Edge
A Benefit for Visual AIDS
DEADLINE for submissions EXTENDED to Wednesday, January 2nd
We invite artists to donate a 4″ x 6″ original work on paper for our Postcards From the Edge exhibition and benefit sale. Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and mixed media are all welcome.
Artists must be 18 years or older to participate. Only one entry per artist.
To participate, please carefully follow these steps:
- Download submission form here. Complete both Collector and Visual AIDS record form. (If you prefer to receive submission forms and a blank postcard by mail, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Visual AIDS)
- Create your original artwork on any 4″ x 6″ heavy weight paper. (Recommended: 140lb watercolor paper.) ONE entry per artist. Click here for more artwork rules and suggestions.
- Sign and Print Name on the BACK ONLY. Indicate the top with an arrow.
- Carefully package artwork. Recommended: wrap artwork in wax paper and place between cardboard. DO NOT wrap wet or sticky artwork. DO NOT send charcoal or pastel drawings that are not fixed or easily smear.
- If you need confirmation that we received your artwork, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard, which will be mailed back to you.
- UNSOLD artwork will NOT be returned unless a 6″ x 9″ SASE is included with submission. Please be sure proper USA postage is included. Visual AIDS is not responsible for artwork lost or damaged in the mail.
- Suggested entry donation. We truly appreciate your generous contribution of artwork. There has never been an entry fee for Postcards From the Edge, but keep overhead cost down, please consider making a donation.Your donation will help Visual AIDS celebrate its 25th Anniversary and continue its important work … because AIDS is NOT OVER.
- Mail the following by Wednesday, January 2, 2013 to Visual AIDS:
- submission forms
- confirmation card (optional)
- 6″x9″ SASE for return of unsold work (optional)
- entry donation (optional)
526 West 26th Street #510
New York, NY 10001
What is Visual AIDS?
Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement. We embrace diversity and difference in our staff, leadership, artists, and audiences.
INTERESTED IN OLUNTEERING THE EVENT, SETUP AND/OR BREAKDOWN?
Postcards From the Edge is produced every year with help from volunteers who process the artwork, install the exhibition, and work during the event. To join in the fun, please contact Visual AIDS at info@visualAIDS.org.
Images courtesy of Steven Rosen Photography
Postcards From the Edge
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co
BENEFIT SALE – Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th, $85 EACH
Take a guess: Over 1500 anonymous displayed postcard-size masterpieces. First-come, first-served. $5 suggested admission. Cash, check, credit card (MC/VISA/AMEX) accepted. Proceeds benefit Visual AIDS.
PREVIEW PARTY – Friday night sneak peak, January 25 – the only opportunity to see the entire exhibition. No sales.
VIP Preview - $85 admission (payable at the door) allows you into the gallery one hour before the crowd arrives, so you can get a closer look at all the artwork. Admission includes two raffle tickets – enter for the chance to win prizes, including the FIRST PICK of any postcard that evening!
Artist Preview - Participating artists can attend the preview for free one hour after VIP Preview.
All participating artists are invited to attend the ARTISTS PREVIEW PARTY for FREE starting at 6PM. No need to RSVP. ALL names will be held at the door. Free admission is for participating artist ONLY — additional guests can buy tickets at the door.
AFTER THE EVENT
Artists requesting return of unsold postcards and those requesting information about the collector of her/his artwork will receive notice in 4-6 weeks.
here is a portion of the list of previous Postcards From The Edge artists
Past Postcards From the Edge artists include: Vito Acconci, Dennis Adams, Ricci Albenda, Meredith Allen, Jose Alvarez, Emma Amos, Carl Andre, PollyApfelbaum, Ida Applebroog, David Armstrong, Dotty Attie, Alice Aycock,Aziz + Cucher, Donald Baechler, John Baldessari, Burt Barr, Lynda Barry, Barton Lidice Benes, Lyndia Benglis, Peter Berlin, Katherine Bernhardt, Nayland Blake, Ross Bleckner, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Nancy Brooks Brody, AA Bronson, Robert Buck, Matthew Buckingham, NancyBurson, Paul Chan, Patty Chang, Aaron Cobbett, Greg Colson, Renee Cox, Kim Dingle, John Dugdale, Angela Dufresne, Marcel Dzama, Frank Egloff, Nicole Eisenman, Joy Episalla, Mitch Epstein, John Evans, Neil Farber, TonyFeher, Angelo Filomeno, Karen Finley, Louise Fishman, Flechemuller, Robert Flynt, Tom Friedman, Adam Fuss, Joy Garnett, Jeff Gauntt, LuisGispert, Judy Glantzman, Milton Glaser, Robert Gober, Anthony Goicolea, Nan Goldin, Leon Golub, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Joanne Greenbaum, HansHaacke, Ann Hamilton, Jane Hammond, Erik Hanson, Lyle Ashton Harris, Mary Heilmann, Geoffrey Hendricks, Arturo Herrera, Matthias Herrmann, Jim Hodges, Elizabeth Huey, Scott Hug, David Humphrey, James Hyde, Alfredo Jaar, Emily Jacir, Bill Jacobson, Xylor Jane, Bill Jensen, ChrisJohanson, Joan Jonas, Michael Joo, Miranda July, Nina Katchadourian, JohnKelly, Brian Kenny, Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, JulianLaVerdiere, Louise Lawler, Cary Leibowitz, Charles LeDray, Zoe Leonard, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, Whitfield Lovell,Lovett/Codagnone, Vera Lutter, Giles Lyon, McDermott & McGough, Kerry James Marshall, Barry McGee, Julie Mehretu, Robert Melee, Marilyn Minter, Mary Miss, Donald Moffett, Slava Mogutin, Frank Moore, Carrie Moyer, MattMullican, Vik Muniz, Elizabeth Murray, James Nares, Yoko Ono, CatherineOpie, Dennis Oppenheim, Tom Otterness, Tony Oursler, HermesPayrhuber, Ed Paschke, Sheila Pepe, Paul Pfeiffer, Jack Pierson, WilliamPope L., Richard Prince, Ernesto Pujol, Paul Henry Ramirez, Jessica Rankin, Erwin Redl, Richard Renaldi, Eric Rhein, Dorothea Rockburne, Tim Rollins + KOS, Kay Rosen, Sterling Ruby, Edward Ruscha, Betye Saar, Tom Sachs, Carolee Schneemann, Gary Schneider, Collier Schorr, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Joel Shapiro, Jim Shaw, Mark Sheinkman, Kate Shepherd, Cindy Sherman, Amy Sillman, Tom Slaughter, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Annie Sprinkle, Stuart Sandford, Pat Steir, Billy Sullivan, Sarah Sze, Philip Taaffe, BarbaraTakenaga, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Scott Treleaven, Spencer Tunick, RichardTuttle, Penelope Umbrico, Bill Viola, Kara Walker, John Waters, Carrie MaeWeens, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Matthew Weinstein, TomWesselman, Fred Wilson, Millie Wilson, Rob Wynne, Lynne Yamamoto, Carrie Yamaoka, John Zaso and many, many others …
click here for more information
December is Ali Forney Center Month!
We have fallen behind on our Non-Profit of the Month Spotlights but this is the perfect time to start up again…with an organization that is desperately in need of help, support and money.
The Ali Forney Center provides housing for homeless LGBT youth in New York City and it’s surrounding areas. From runaways to kids who have been thrown out of their house for being gay, The Ali Forney Center is basically a haven and makeshift fortress for the future of the LGBT community. AFC is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBTQ youth. Their goal is to provide homeless LGBTQ youths, aged 16-24, with the support and services they need to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives. Read more
One of the annexes of AFC in Chelsea was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy flooding and has devastated the organization. As the holidays and the cold weather approach, the thought that even more LGBT youth than usual may be stranded in the limbo of NYC because of this disaster is horrific to say the least.
Items Always Needed:
- Cleaning supplies
- Office supplies
- Twin sheet sets
- Towels and wash cloths
- Socks, underwear and T-shirts
- School supplies and book bags.
They DO NOT accept used clothing, linens, or toiletries.
These items can be dropped off at our Main Office (224 West 35th Street, 15th Floor)
On Friday we were finally able to inspect our drop-in center in Chelsea, half a block from the Hudson River. Our worst fears were realized; everything was destroyed and the space is uninhabitable. The water level went four feet high, destroying our phones, computers, refrigerator, food and supplies.
This is a terrible tragedy for the homeless LGBT youth we serve there. This space was dedicated to our most vulnerable kids, the thousands stranded on the streets without shelter, and was a place where they received food, showers, clothing, medical care, HIV testing and treatment, and mental health and substance abuse services. Basically a lifeline for LGBT kids whose lives are in danger.
We are currently scrambling for a plan to provide care to these desperate kids while we prepare to ultimately move into a larger space that will better meet our needs. The NYC LGBT Center has very kindly and generously offered to let us temporarily use some of their space, and we hope to determine the viability of that on Monday. Also, I am especially thankful that none of our housing sites were affected by the hurricane and that none of our clients or staff were injured by the storm.
It is heartbreaking to see this space come to such a sad end. For the past seven years it has been a place of refuge to thousands of kids reeling from being thrown away by their parents for being LGBT. For many of these kids coming to our drop-in center provided their first encounter with a loving and affirming LGBT community.
I thank all of you for your care and support in a most difficult time.
- Carl Siciliano
March/April is BAGLY Month!
BAGLY: The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, is a youth led, adult supported social support organization, committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ youth community.
In July of 1980, long before the days of community, political or financial support, BAGLY was founded by LGBTQ youth who believed that an organization led by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning youth would be central to meeting the core physical, social and developmental needs of Greater Boston’s LGBTQ youth community. Turns out they were right! Three generations of queer youth movement leaders later, BAGLY is recognized nationally for its pioneering role in creating, sustaining and advocating for social support, leadership development and health promotion programs for LGBTQ youth. BAGLY’s approach and historic practice, which has served over 30,000 youth, is replicated by programs and organizations across the country and our earliest programs (Including our Youth Speakers Bureau, youth led HIV/AIDS education and the nation’s first prom for LGBTQ youth) have provided a foundation upon which many youth-led programs and organizations are built.
Follow @BAGLYinc on Twitter
October 2011 is LGBT History Month courtesy of Equality Forum
Thankfully, The Equality Forum has compiled a list of heavy hitters in the LGBT Community that have made an indelible mark on our heritage and constantly written epic saga of yearning for acceptance, boundary and genre bending and political perseverance. Each day the 30 second promo clip will refresh and a new person will be highlighted.
Some of these people are well known and some not. Get introduced or reintroduced to someone out there that has made a difference in the lives of so many. Feel free to leave a comment about how you feel about the icon spotlighted or perhaps a personal story you may have experienced with that person or because of that person. Let’s have a dialogue!
Here is the list of icons for 2011 followed by a short video of their contributions and history.
Dance Parade Month
On Saturday May 21, 2011 over 10,000 dancers will converge on the streets of New York City showcasing 65 forms of dance in a free outdoor dance parade and festival!
The parade route starts on 21st street, where we will boogie our way down Broadway, hula, swing and Irish step our way past Union Square and into University Place. At Eighth Street we will Salsa, Tango and Waltz East into Saint Marks Street. Our House, Techno and Disco floats will have afternoon shoppers wigglin as they watch us get down in the heart of the East Village. A straight shot from there brings us to DanceFest in Tompkins Square Park. At DanceFest we will come together and watch free dance performances on stage and at specific sites throughout the park–Free dance lessons are offered or you can enjoy a Dance Party.
Our mission is to promote dance as an expressive and unifying art form by showcasing all forms of dance, educating the general public about the opportunity to experience dance and celebrate the diversity of dance.
For more information on how we’re changing the world through dance, click here for a downloadable overview. Come check out who’s already registered. Is there a dance you don’t see? Is there a group that should be apart of this? Get them to join us!
Join Dance Parade on Saturday, April 23rd for it’s annual
International Dance Day Gala!
Marriage Equality Month
(we unfortunately dropped the ball early February so we are extending our Non-Profit of the Month Status through March)
We need your help to win equal marriage rights for ALL New Yorkers.
Here’s what you can do:
- VOLUNTEER! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- SIGN UP for our Newsletter, Action Alerts, and other updates by entering email above.
- DONATE to Marriage Equality New York.
- CONTACT your NY assembly member and NY state senator today.
- CONNECT with the MENY District Community Organizer (DCO) in your state senate district to get involved locally.
- ATTEND MENY events in your community and statewide. Check the Events Calendar.
- START a MENY chapter in your city or at your university.
- CHECK-IN with MENY’s Blog for up-to-the-minute news.
Join Marriage Equality NY PAC and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in celebrating the return of Spring with good wines, good food, and good friends, for a good cause.
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy” — Benjamin Franklin
Suggested donation of $50
Betsy Malcolm, Host
Monday, March 14th 6:00pm
How would Gay Marriage in New York Impact Your Business?
Find out more from John Liu, NYC Comptroller and a group of
panelists including representatives from Marriage Equality NY, American Airlines, Prestigious Elegant Event and the foremost economist on economic effects of gay marriage, M.V. Lee Badgett plus many others whose business will be impacted from same-sex civil marriage.
Followed by Q & A, networking opportunity, the session promises to deliver realistic financial status in real time with current world, social & governmental conditions and what might be the future.
Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
RSVP @ ManhattanCC.org/LGBT
$25 members / $35 non-members
Discussion moderated by Paul Schindler, Editor-In-Chief, Gay City News.
January is Visual AIDS Month!
|Postcards from the Edge
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW…and more!The 13th Annual Postcards from the Edge benefit for Visual AIDS is this week!
January 7-9, 2011 (rain, snow or shine)
Hosted by CRG GalleryBENEFIT SALE
Over 1400 anonymously displayed postcard-size artworks. (click here for a full list of artists)
Saturday, January 8, 2011 from 10:00 – 6:00
$85 EACH. Buy 4 and get the fifth as our Thank You.
(planning on waiting in line early? The Van Leeuwen truck will be parked out front of CRG Gallery on Saturday @ 9am with hot coffee and homemade pastries. Don’t want to wait in line…bid on VIP Access)Sunday, January 9, 2011 from 12:00 – 4:00
$85 EACH. Buy 2 and get the thirdas our Thank You.
Sneak Peek: The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition. No sales.
Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m.
$85 admission includes one raffle ticket.
Admission payable at door. Participating artists attend free.
One raffle ticket with price of admission. Additional raffle tickets $10 each.
GRAND PRIZE – First pick of ANY POSTCARD that evening
MUSEUM PRIZE PACKAGE – Membership and/or guest passes to Guggenheim, New Museum, Museum of Art & Design and Museum of Sex
ARTISTS PRIZE PACKAGE – $100 Pearl Paint Gift Certificate and $50 Chelsea Frames Gift Certificate
Small works by Larissa Bates, Nicole Eisenman, Harmony Hammond, David Humphrey, Eric Rhein and Marc Swanson. Also bid on 2nd pick of any postcard that evening.
NEW – Bid on the opportunity to be one of TEN people to receive VIP ACCESS to Postcards From the Edge. The ten highest bidders will get in the front of the line on Sat., January 8. VIP ACCESS allows you to go directly to the front of the line…NO WAITING. You will be allowed in the gallery as soon as the doors open at 10 AM. Once the doors open, those behind you in line will also be let into the gallery.
Postcards from the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of over 1400 original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. All works are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists’ signatures cannot be seen. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don’t know who created which piece until purchased. All proceeds support the programs of Visual AIDS.
Can’t wait! Get a sneak-peek of Postcards from the Edge artwork now on Facebook or Flickr. Clickherefor a full list of participating artists.Questions? Visit out FAQ page here or email info@visualAIDS.orgVisual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving the legacy — because AIDS IS NOT OVER! visualAIDS.org
December is Green Chimneys Month!
For more than 20 years, Green Chimneys-NYC has been a safe haven for homeless & foster care LGBTQ youth who have experienced rejection by their families & been victims of abuse & discrimination. Green Chimneys empowers & equips them with vital life skills & resources for a productive future.