Happy Trans Week of Visibility + Action! In this week's Balance Sheet you'll find:
- Ways to take action for Trans Week of Visibility + Action
- How to help a queer-owned bakery that's being run out of business by bigots
- The tea on Telfar's new pricing model
- and more!
Plus, don't forget to sign up for my free webinar this Wednesday!
Have a great week,
Stories with Main Character Energy
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How to Take Action this Trans Week of Visibility + Action
From March 25-March 31, Trans Week of Visibility + Action will take place. It's a digital mobilization campaign to build power and support for trans young people and the organizers and communities fighting alongside them. Here's the focus for each day this week:
- March 26: Drag Bans
- March 27: Health Care Bans
- March 28: Censorship and Forced Outing
- March 29: Bathroom Bans
- March 30: Sports Bans
- March 31: Trans Day of Visibility
Learn more here: https://www.trans-week.com/#act
Queer-Owned Bakery Near Chicago Faces Closure Due to Anti-LGBTQ Harassment. How You Can Help.
Uprising Bakery & Cafe in Chicago suburb Lake in the Hills, IL, has been the target of anti-LGBTQ hate and harassment since last summer. When they announced plans to host a family-friendly drag show last July, the bakery was vandalized: doors and windows were destroyed, glass shattered, and hate speech was painted on the building.
Owner Corinna Sac says that the ongoing harassment, vandalism, and lack of support from local government has resulted in low patronage and low sales.
"Without an infusion of more than $30,000, at this time, I cannot keep the doors open to my dream bakery," she said in a statement.
Read my full article and donate to the following fundraisers to support Uprising Bakery & Cafe:
Telfar's New Pricing Model Lets Customers Determine Cost
Telfar, the Black queer-owned affordable luxury brand best known for its in-demand bags, is introducing a new pricing model that enables customer demand to drive the prices of its products. Starting Monday, March 27th, the company will introduce its Live Price model along with its new collection.
Watch my explainer video and read more about Live Price at the following links:
Grindr is Now Offering Free HIV Testing Kits
You can now order free home HIV self-testing its directly in the Grindr app. Made possible by a $41 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the partnership will provide up to 1 million home self-testing kits over the next five years at no charge to Grindr users. Read more below:
- Grindr joins major public health push to distribute free at-home HIV tests (NBC News)
Good News in Queer Business, Politics, and More
Challenges to Overcome
Queer-Owned Businesses In the News
Opportunities & Events to Know About
Speak Up For TDOV: Talking Points for Active Trans Allyship
Join Rebecca Minor, LICSW (Gender specialist and parent coach), and Chris Angel Murphy, MSW (LGBTQ+ speaker, trainer, and consultant) to explore the impact of anti-trans laws. Learn how to counter opposition arguments, handle misinformation, & support trans folks.