Just a friendly reminder to not put your change in the red buckets this year!
“The Salvation Army doesn’t believe that gays and lesbians should ever know the intimacy of any loving relationship, instead teaching that ‘Christians whose sexual orientation is primarily or exclusively same-sex are called upon to embrace celibacy as a way of life.’" - (source)
“Salvation Army Major: LGBT People Should Be Put to Death" - (source)
“The Salvation Army openly says that ‘practicing homosexuals’ aren’t welcome in their organization and they have lobbyists in D.C. and abroad who work to prevent gay rights legislation from being enacted." - (source)
“The Salvation Army does not only discriminate against gay and lesbian people, it also works politically against LGBT rights all over the world." - (source)
Spread the Word!
So while some of your nickels and pennies are going to hunger relief or “Christmas Assistance” just know that a large portion of your donation is going toward lobbying governments worldwide for anti-gay policies - including an attempt to make consensual gay sex illegal.
Thanks for your time! Please inform your friends and family, to help signal boost this message!
Other ways you can help this Christmas season:
I fixed the links. Please reblog this instead! :)
If anyone does want to donate to similar organizations (or is just particularly interested places that work with homeless folks) that aren’t bigoted and discriminatory, checking out THIS LIST is a great place to start! It’s a list of queer-and-trans-inclusive shelters/drop-in centers by state (and seems to have filtered out places that aren’t actually friendly even if they say they are, judging by the list from my state) that are youth-specific, which is also incredibly important. A lot of these places will likely also have wishlists, so if you don’t want to straight up donate money, you can help them out by buying goods they need.
Older homeless folks need support too! But there is far less money in place both privately and publicly for homeless youth, and it’s been proven that the faster kids get off the street the less likely it is that they’ll end up there again and/or permanently.
Consider donating to one of these places instead! They could use the love.
reblogging only because of kat’s addition tbh and also because lol the fact that this is from hrc is pretty ironic