Consistent with our goal to promote justice through the arts, and our focus in 2022 on LGBTQ Rights, we present Queer Art + Artists, a monthly webpage with suggestions for films that illuminate the LGBTQ experience. Our February film selection is this year’s three-time Oscar-nominated  Flee, paired with banner art by Hernan Bas. Our pick for Music that Matters is “Chanel” by Frank Ocean. You can find links to view the film and listen to the music on our new webpage along with background on the film and the artwork, plus recommendations for books and more.

We welcome your reactions and suggestions and hope that this art offers inspiration, deepens our collective understanding of queerness, and prompts candid conversations with family and friends.

JusticeAid believes in the power of art and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. All donations this year until the end of October will support SMYAL’s programs for LGBTQ youth.

We’re learning about Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week, a national observance that calls attention to aromanticism, a romantic orientation that describes people who experience little to no romantic attraction. With understanding, we lift up all romantic and sexual orientations in the name of justice for all.

This slow piano ballad by singer-songwriter Frank Ocean is praised for its lyrics about sexual fluidity and challenging heteronormative notions of masculinity. Listen on YouTube.

We’re excited to share that JusticeAid has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid!

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 1.5 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.