Seeing queer people is powerful, and it matters. Art that depicts and focuses on LGBTQ experiences offers connections to those who may feel less than welcomed by a heteronormative society.

Consistent with our goal to promote justice through the arts, and our focus in 2022 on LGBTQ Rights, this year we’ll be bringing you suggestions for films that illuminate the LGBTQ experience.

To this end, we are launching a new webpage: Queer Art + Artists. Our first featured film is Moonlight, paired with banner art by Louis Fratino.  Our pick for Music that Matters is “Smalltown Boy” by the Beastie Boys. 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 hope that this art offers inspiration, deepens our collective understanding about queerness, and prompts candid conversations with family and friends. We welcome your reactions and suggestions and look forward to taking this journey with you throughout 2022 as we strive to forge greater empathy and deeper commitment to providing access to justice and protections for the civil rights of all persons.

We’re excited and hope you are too! Help us spread the word. We’ve created sample social media posts that you can use on your own social media to let your friends know you are proud that JusticeAid is focusing on LGBTQ Rights this year. Join our social media campaign by using #smyal4justice. Thank you!

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 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.