This is a bit belated, but October 10 was Indigenous People’s Day. Group leaders would like to give acknowledgement to the many native peoples that lived (and some who still live) in what is now called the greater Austin area. You can learn about one such tribe, the Lipan Apache, at their website https://www.lipanapache.org/Communitypages.html
Other native peoples with historical claim to land in the Austin area include the Jumanos, Coahuiltecan, Comanche, Tonkawa, and Sana.
If you live in Waco, Dallas-Fort Worth, Llano, Fredericksburg, etc, you are on Kickapoo land and can learn about the Kickapoo tribe here: https://kickapootexas.org/
It’s time again for our group’s annual Pride Month Charity Raffle! This year it will be running from Tuesday May 10 through Sunday July 10!
You may participate by making a donation to any reputable* LGBTQIA+ related charitable organization, or to individual LGBTQIA+ people in need. Additionally, this year we are also accepting participants who donate to reproductive health organizations/abortion funds.
For every $5 you donate, you will be entered in the raffle one time. Of course you can be entered multiple times if you donate more 🙂
When you make a donation, please DM us the proof of your donation. (DMs accepted through our Twitter account or via Discord to the user juice.tex#7378)
If you don’t have any idea of where to donate, here are some suggestions:
Winners will be selected by the random number generator at random.org, and the number of winners will be proportionate to the number of people who donated. (E.g. if 3 people donate, 1 winner will be picked. If 10 people donate, then 2 or 3 people will be picked.)
Prize list is in need of updating, but some of the available prizes include:
“Transposes” (115-page graphic novel by Dylan Edwards about the lives of various transmasculine people) “Pride For All” Bumper sticker with many different pride flags on it 5 varied stickers, your choice of pride-related or otherwise Full set of seven rainbow dice suitable for Dungeons & Dragons/other tabletop RPGs Zippered fabric pouch with various different pride flags on it Artisan crafted soap, your choice of fragrance (I have a lot of them) 6 oz candle from Delve, various scents available Your choice of pride button/pronoun pin I will buy you off Etsy. Any pronoun/flag/name on it that you want. (If you can’t find something you like I will help you.) “Good Vibes Only” notepad with subtle rainbow design “Pride Month Is Every Month” notepad Pride-flag inspired art print Embroidered pride themed patch (iron on or sew on) – your choice out of three designs “I’m Bisexual, YOU’RE confused” pin button – your choice out of three colors $10 gift card to The Little Gay Shop (I will up this to $25 if we raise more than $100 in total donations!)
*”Reputable” meaning we don’t want any donations going to hateful/exclusionary groups such as LGB Alliance or whatever
We’re always looking to improve the group and make sure our members are getting enjoyment out of being a part of it! Please take this quick poll and check off any type of activity you’d be into! (You can check off as many different ones as you like!)