Together, we raised over $17,400 for abortion access in Central Massachusetts and beyond. This year’s Fund-a-Thon was a boost to our spirits, particularly the dedication of our team leaders and individual fundraisers and the generosity of everyone who donated. We are so grateful for your support!
We’re also very grateful for the generosity our supporters extended to Tides for Reproductive Freedom, the first Black-, Indigenous-, and Queer-led abortion fund in Massachusetts.
The end of Fund-a-Thon brings us to the start of Pride Month. Here are a few items from around the internet that set the right tone:
First, this Democracy Now interview with Chase Strangio, deputy director for transgender justice and staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, who emphasizes the deep connections between anti-abortion and anti-trans legislation: Watch it here.
Strangio also has an essay in the LGBTQ+ outlet them on same topic, as well as the need for collective action going forward: Read it here.
In addition, SisterSong shared this image on Facebook yesterday:
Their caption reads: “As we kick off Pride Month, remember Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera did not ASK politely for their rights. Stonewall was a riot – a rising up against police brutality. We will not ask for liberation. We will fight for what is ours. We will demand LGBTQ+ liberation and racial justice.”
For a month that will likely feature more attacks on trans rights and the official decision on Dobbs, that strikes us as the right spirit.
The Jane Fund