Every month, Queers for a Cause chooses a LGBTQ+ or BLM organization to which we donate 50% of our donations. In an effort to support the health crisis that India is facing due to Covid-19, Queers for a Cause has chosen the Transgender Welfare Equity and Empowerment Trust (TWEET) Foundation as our Cause of the Month for May and June.
The TWEET Foundation is run by seven trans activists and is registered under the Mumbai Charity Commissioner. They work towards providing justice and welfare for trans folx through education, social programs, legal assistance, and advocacy.
TWEET provides education to community services (such as schools and medical clinics) to better care for trans folx, works to create and maintain group care facilities for elderly trans folx, and partners with major organization like the World Health Organization to provide education and research towards improving the health and wellness of trans folx.
In an effort to build community and create happiness, TWEET has also hosted events such as talent shows, dancing events, and street plays. They are currently working towards opening a trans shelter in Delhi, which can be supported here or you can donate directly on their website.
Check out our Organizations Supported blog page to learn about organizations that we’ve sponsored in the past!