For young people who identify as LGBTQ, intolerance about their identity at home, in school, and in the community can lead to depression and anxiety, homelessness, and far too often—suicide.

What can we do, as concerned family, friends, and community members, to push back against the hate? JusticeAid is pleased to co-sponsor: LGBTQ Youth Rights: Protecting the Queer Frontier—a free Zoom webinar hosted by ClassACT HR’73 that takes place this Thursday, April 7, 7-8:30 pm ET. 

JusticeAid board member, Tazewell Jones, Esq., will moderate the discussion featuring Jorge Membreño, Deputy Executive Director of JusticeAid’s grantee partner, SMYAL, and panelists with expertise in LGBTQ rights.

Read more about the panelists and what you can expect to learn.

Save the date!
May 15th: JusticeAid’s Spring Public Forum: Erasure: The Otherization of Queerness 


Erasure: The Otherization of Queerness is both a celebration and a call to action for each of us to do what we can to protect the civil rights of LGBTQ youth.

With music by the Resistance Revival Choir and featured guest speaker, Imara Jones (creator of the Translash podcast, a 2021 WEBBY Awards nominee), the #JusticeAidForum will help each of us understand the challenges faced by queer and trans youth. We are grateful for our partnership with The Riverside Church of New York for this program.

Tickets are on sale!
May 16th: JusticeAid Spring Concert Benefit:
 Bessie! Empress of the Blues 

Join us for an intimate evening of live music and a three-course dinner at City Winery, New York City. Bessie! Empress of the Blues celebrates the legacy of jazz and blues vocalist Bessie Smith through performances by Paula Cole, Valerie Simpson, Nona Hendryx, Terri Lyne Carrington, Madeleine Peyroux, Allan Harris, Morley, Chris Bergson & Ellis Hooks, and Samara Joy. Hosted by Sirius XM’s Real Jazz on-air host and Emmy Award winner, Mark Ruffin.

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.

Learn about the artists, sample their music, and buy tickets.

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.