Next Tuesday, October 11th, is Coming Out Day, and we’re hoping you’ll join us at our benefit concert for SMYAL, An Evening with Kandace Springs. Buy your tickets today! If you cannot make it to the show, please join us in spirit by making a donation to support the essential work of our 2022 grantee partner, SMYAL.

Why Is SMYAL Important?

Even in progressive cities like DC and NYC, things are NOT always great for queer and trans youth. Ask your friends and family in the LGBTQ community—even those who are happy, secure, and with thriving careers. They’ll likely bring up a person or mentor or program that lifted them up when they, too, were alone and needed support. This is what SMYAL does for hundreds of youth (and their loved ones) each year.

SMYAL provides 100% cost-free health screening and mental health counseling to LGBTQ youth and their families.

Meet the compassionate staff in this short video featured at SMYAL’s inspiring Fall Luncheon.

Please share this email on social media with friends and colleagues who may be interested in joining us at our DC concert or NYC public forum. Thank you!

JusticeAid leverages the community-building power of art and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. Each year we identify and raise funds for justice causes by hosting music, arts, and educational events. Since 2013 JusticeAid has granted more than 1.7 million dollars to nonprofits working to ensure access to justice for the disenfranchised and marginalized. Our grantee partners are fighting racist voter suppression and racist policing, working to end mass incarceration and inhumane immigration practices, ensuring access to legal services, and addressing the criminalization and hatred of others.