Donations For LBGTI Ugandan Nonprofit

Organized by: Tyrone Davis, Jr.

Tyrone's Photo
Tyrone's Photo

THE STORY:

Hello Friends,

By now you have probably heard the horrific news about LGBTI persecution in Uganda—an “anti-homosexuality” law has been enacted, making homosexuality punishable by 14 years to LIFE in prison—and, like me, I’m sure you are deeply disturbed. Ugandan tabloids (The Red Pepper and HELLO) have recently published lists of supposed homosexuals and LGBTI supporters, complete with photographs and personal address information, prompting evictions, arrests, and mob justice. This has become a witch-hunt in which our Ugandan LGBTI brothers and sisters are literally running for their lives.

But with Uganda a whole ocean away, what can you and I possibly do to stand up for human rights and basic justice

I’m writing to you today because I have found a way for us to get meaningfully engaged.

In Boston, I recently met a prominent Ugandan LGBTI activist—John "Long Jones" Abdallah Wambere—who runs an organization called “Spectrum Uganda Initiatives”.  Spectrum is a practical initiative that provides lifesaving health services to LGBTI Ugandans living with HIV/AIDS, and currently serves over 500 clients with prevention, treatment, care, and support services. What’s more, The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) even recognized Spectrum’s important work last year with a GMT Initiative Grant Award, and Spectrum has been the subject of an NPR interview and a 2012 award-winning documentary, Call Me Kuchu (available on Netflix), exploring the hardships of the Ugandan LGBTI community. 

Spectrum’s work is more important now than ever before. LGBTI individuals and their allies (including Spectrum staff) are currently unable to leave their homes to run errands, go to work, or even go to the doctor. On top of that, main health providers are steadily pulling their services, out of fear for their own jobs and lives. 

The LGBTI community is in state of emergency. Their security is uncertain. You and I can do something, even this small something, to make sure that our LGBTI brothers and sisters in Uganda will continue to receive life-saving care from Spectrum, even amidst this persecution. Spectrum needs to raise a mere $10,000 to cover operational expenses over the remainder of this calendar year, which will allow brave Spectrum staff to find any way they can to provide their clients with medical treatments, prescriptions, and day-to-day needs, such as food and water.

Please stand with our friends in Uganda at this horrific time, and consider making a donation on behalf of the Spectrum Uganda Initiative. No donation is too small! Thank so much for you time.

Tyrone

For more on Spectrum Uganda Inititives:

For more information on Long Jones, please check out these links:

Call Me Kuchu trailer:

$5,180

 

52% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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  • Tyrone Davis

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kate Otto

    $30

  • Jessica Schratter

    $30

  • Jennifer Salazar

    $50

  • Greg Nobile

    $25

  • Maria

    $100

  • Andrea

    $100

  • Heather Gray

    $30

  • Jan Giesige

    $25

  • khiyon hursey

    $20

  • Aymee Garcia

    $20

  • Lisa Ho

    $20

  • Julie Charles

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shavey Brown

    $10

  • Fiona & Jim

    $200

  • Deb Fowlre

    $50

  • Elissa Weinzimmer

    $20

  • Marissa Friedman

    $25

  • Sara Bookin-Weiner

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Witness Uganda

    $100

  • Annie and Gene

    $50

  • Brian Li

    $25

  • In Solidarity. turi kumwe

    $20

  • The Pérez Family

     

  • Alexandra Juckno

    $20

  • Justin Greer

    $100

  • Jenny

    $100

  • Taylor

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Liora and Brett Chessin

    $18

  • Kate Egan

    $50

  • Leslie Odom, Jr. & Nicolette Robinson

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rheaume Crenshaw

    $10

  • Denis LeBlanc

    $100

  • Mark Zustovich

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jamard Richardson

    $25

  • Katharine and Fred

    $50

  • JD

    $50

  • Annelise and Renee

    $25

  • Shavey

    $10

  • David Baker

    $1,000

  • Andrea Michell

    $20

  • Helen

    $50

  • graham broadbent

    $100

  • Susannah

    $25

  • Sheila Dillon

    $60

  • Ari Laura Kreith

    $20

  • Brandon Buth

    $40

  • Catherine Hall

    $30

  • Patrick Tatham

    $150

  • Aymee Garcia

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Alberto

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Penny Scott-Bayfield

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $11

  • Ben Collins and Stephen Pelton

    $40

  • Remy Kurs

    $100

  • Shira Milikowsky

     

  • Anonymous

    $66

  • Andrea Moore

    $50

  • Daniel McVey

    $50

  • Mark Zustovich

    $20

  • PL

    $40

  • Sarah Schmidt

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Lauren Doucette

     

  • Nikki Pettus

    $100

  • Kristolyn Lloyd

    $50

  • Jackie Wolfson

    $30

  • Sidney J. Burgoyne

    $25

  • Malka Baker

    $100

  • Adam Hyndman

    $40

  • Luis & Jorge Luis

    $100

  • Lowell High School

    $21

  • Anonymous

    $84

  • from Helen & Sue

    $80

  • Shane Hill

    $100

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Donor Comments

Shane Hill

Shane Hill

DONATION: $100

I just saw the movie in Santa Cruz. My prayers are with you. 4 years ago

from Helen & Sue

from Helen & Sue

DONATION: $80

for David Baker for his 50th Birthday, 2 weeks late. xx 5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $84

5 years ago

Lowell High School

Lowell High School

DONATION: $21

5 years ago

Luis & Jorge Luis

Luis & Jorge Luis

DONATION: $100

Love & Light! 5 years ago

Adam Hyndman

Adam Hyndman

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Malka Baker

Malka Baker

DONATION: $100

Happy 50th birthday David 5 years ago

Sidney J. Burgoyne

Sidney J. Burgoyne

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Jackie Wolfson

Jackie Wolfson

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Kristolyn Lloyd

Kristolyn Lloyd

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

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