Dear Supporters of Northwest Queer Chorus,
We stand with the black community and believe black lives matter. We are committed to justice work in our chorus and community at large and are beginning the work to take a look at ourselves– our leadership, our repertoire, our community participation– in order to determine a course of action that will be both long-term and effective. Making a statement is easy. Doing the actual work is hard and we are committed to it.
This is a matter of life and death and we do not take it lightly. As our board brings on new members, you are invited to check back with us often and to join us in our fight for racial justice. Below is a list shared by British actor, Sir Tim Curry, beloved to the Queer community for his role in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” There is a wealth of information here and we will do our work to update resources to include local organizations and initiatives.
Yours in the Struggle,
Stephanie Lynne Smith
From Tim Curry
SUPPORT BLACK PEOPLE
Black women and Black people in the LGBTQ+ community are at risk of violence everyday. Support them by donating anything you can to the following gofundmes, venmos, etc. You are not pro-Black if you do not support Black (trans)women, Black trans people, Black lesbians, Black gays, Black bisexuals, Black disabled people, Black fat people, Black neurodivergent people, Black mentally ill people, Black sex workers, and Black essential workers. Contact me to add a resource or protest tip.
Every Black life Matters.