Hiking to Help G.L.I.T.S. Change the World!

with Kat B.

UPDATE 11/1/21: WE DID IT! Hiking the Devil's Path in a day was no joke, especially in the rain, fog, wind, and darkness. But with snacks and tenacity, and some amazing hiking partners, I managed to get it done. So proud of the achievement and of what we raised here. Matching today with love and pride.

Hi everyone! I'm proud to be a neighbor of the GLITS I SOUTH building, where GLITS is creating housing solutions through love and direct action. In undertaking my single-day hike of the Devil's Path on October 30, 2021, I hope to raise some funds to support their efforts. I will be matching as much as I can!

For more about GLITS and founder Ceyenne Doroshow:
PIX11: First housing complex purchased by trans community for trans community opens in Queens
TIME Magazine: 'This Is Not a Shelter.' Ceyenne Doroshow on Providing Free, Safe Space for LGBTQ People in Need
Queens Museum: Queens Spotlight on Ceyenne Doroshow

A few words about the hike:
Backpacker Magazine: Twelve Toughest Trails
Samir Chopra: Hiking the Devil's Path in One Day, Because It's There

GLITS is sponsored by the 501(c)3 organization Project Prosper of Florida.

Below are some words from GLITS about the incredible work they are doing.

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GLITS creates holistic solutions to the health and housing crises faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals experiencing systemic discrimination at intersecting oppressions impacted by racism and criminalization, through a lens of harm reduction, human rights principles, social justice and community empowerment, imbued with a commitment to empowerment and pride in finding solutions in our own community. Centering Black trans leadership, GLITS is committed to building future community leaders and is grounded in a multi-generational approach to growth.

GLITS uses advocacy as well as press and media appearances to educate the public about health, wellness and inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in our society and to address the stigmatization and criminalization. GLITS holistically addresses the barriers the LGBTQIA+ community experience particularly at the intersection of gender, class and race identities. GLITS first faces immediate need and crisis support including for transgender sex workers, and incarcerated community members, in the NYC area as well as globally through supporting LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers.

GLITS recognizes housing as a cornerstone of health and wellness and has created sustainable stable housing through GLITS I SOUTH & The Leadership Academy including 12 individual apartments with leadership, healing and educational services. Finally, GLITS address disparity in health care and health resilience for the LGBTQIA+ community through our preliminary work to establish a dedicated health clinic co-designed with health practitioners and LGBTQIA+ community members. GLITS initiatives are groundbreaking and each is being documented to serve as a pilot project exemplifying approaches that can and will be applied in other cities around the country and the world.

This effort is led by Black trans folk giving back to their community and prioritizing the safety of Black trans women.

Please share with fervor to your networks near and far.

With love and solidarity <3

GLITS Inc.
www.glitsinc.org

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    Fundraiser has reached it's goal!

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    Our fundraiser has reached it's goal, thank you all for the support!

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