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7 Ways to Resist This Week

7 Ways to Resist This Week

There are ample opportunities to support LGBT art, charities, and lectures.

1. Abrahm DeVine,  Stanford University, SwimClub Skirts Fundraiser for NCLR

This year at the Dinah, the fabulous lesbian party held every spring in Palm Springs, Calif., producer Club Skirts announced it would be making a $10,000 grant to the National Center for Lesbian Rights, an organization that works for LGBT rights across the board, and put a call out to individuals to match that amount. There's still time to add your contribution to the matching funds -- just send a text to 41444 with the word DINAH followed by your donation amount. Fundraising continues through May 10. "There is no better watchdog for our rights than NCLR," says Mariah Hanson, founder and producer of the Dinah.

02-housing-works-awards-dinnerHousing Works Groundbreaker Awards

A ticket to the Housing Works Groundbreaker Awards on Wednesday is a fun way to raise money for the New York-based nonprofit that provides services and housing for low-income people with HIV. With folks like Alan Cumming and journalist Tamron Hall receiving awards at the event -- to be held at Gotham's Metropolitan Pavilion -- you might find yourself rubbing elbows with the famous and fabulous. More info here.

03-aids-walk-lvAIDS Walk Las Vegas

If you're lucky enough to be in Sin City on Sunday, cheer on the walkers taking part in the 27th annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas (and give to the cause!). Last year's event brought out 5,000 locals and visitors, who helped raise $350,000 for HIV services in Nevada. Walkers are gathering Saturday morning at the Town Center mall on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard, and everyone from Penn and Teller to Chippendales dancers to Coco Montrese are expected to attend. More info here.

04-cine-arteCineArte 2017: A Latinx Queer Film & Art Festival

The family-friendly festival at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, CineArte 2017, is a three-day showcase of queer Latinx artists, musicians, and films. Local vendors also gather at the festival to market their goods. Bring the kids! Don't miss it, today through Sunday. Learn more at

05-nyplPanels at the New York Public Library: "Beyond Marriage," "Beyond Equality"

Activists and scholars are gathering Saturday in the Celeste Auditorium of the New York Public Library to discuss the current political challenges and the future of LGBT activism. Introduced by Martin Duberman, the two talks are "Beyond Marriage," featuring speakers Katherine Franke, Hugh Ryan, and Michael Warner, and "Beyond Equality," featuring Joseph DeFilippis, Reina Gossett, and Lisa Duggan. Learn more at


Ari Fitz's Promboyish 2017: How Two Tomboys Would Do Prom Differently

If you were a queer tomboy, or any kind of queer girl who went to prom with a boy when you really wanted to go with another girl, then model Ari Fitz's video for Promboyish 2017 may encapsulate your desire for a prom do-over! Fitz, a fashion icon with more than 200,000 YouTube followers who curates a robust personal Instagram page and the.tomboyish -- both thoughtfully curated with hot, stylish, androgynous fashion pics -- first landed on the collective radar when she appeared on MTV's The Real World: Ex-Plosion in 2014. In her prom-themed video, Fitz and friend Nicole Williams discuss their prom experiences as tomboys who would do it all differently if given the chance. And then they step out on the town in killer suits for a completely different prom experience.


Shop Dan Savage's ITMFA (Impeach the Motherfucker Already)

Writer, commentator, and activist Dan Savage launched ITMFA (Impeach the Motherfucker Already) back in 2006, to protest George W. Bush's agenda and to raise money for nonprofits that support marginalized people. At at time before Facebook and Twitter existed, Savage raised $20,000 to help fight Bush. Fast-forward to the 2016 election, and with Donald Trump's Electoral College win, ITMFA became more necessary and relevant than ever. On January 24 of this year, just a few days after Trump's inauguration, Savage brought back ITMFA, selling shirts, buttons, lapel pins, mugs, and hats to raise money for organizations that provide support to people who've been assailed under Trump. Just this week ITMFA donated $100K to Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and International Refugee Assistance Project. Check out the website to get your ITMFA gear to rock for a cause. Once you're decked out, you can submit your photo to the ITMFA Instagram page to add to the growing number of people who want to "impeach the motherfucker already!"

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