It’s Pride Month, a celebration of LGBTQ lives, identities, and community. In June, we recognize the anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the positive influence that LGBT people have had around the world and in our country. We are especially grateful to our friends at SMYAL, whose optimism and resilience help to counter the miserable rhetoric and legislation that threaten years of progress toward equality and inclusion of LGBTQ youth.

A Gift of Pride: Please Pitch In

Show your support for LGBTQ youth with a gift of any size to JusticeAid and help us reach our end-of-June goal to grant $200,000 to SMYAL.

Queer Art + Artist Series

Don’t miss our Queer Art + Artist selections that highlight a featured film, help you get to know LGBTQ artists, and share powerful music that lifts up and celebrates all the colors of the rainbow.

Modernist painter Beauford Delaney, known for his colorful portraits and abstract works, was born in Knoxville, TN. Although accepted by the cultural elite while working in New York, he felt marginalized along the lines of race, class, and sexuality, and in 1953, followed in the footsteps of his good friend James Baldwin and moved to Paris.

Love meets doubt. Fear meets joy. Boy meets boy. Netflix hit series, Heartstopper, is an uplifting LGBTQ+ drama about teen friendship and young romance based on the best-selling graphic novels by Alice Oseman.

In “The Sun Goes Down,” gay pop-rap star Lil Nas X details a dark time in his younger days when he struggled with his sexuality and even questioned life—all before turning into his own hero, who goes back in time to tell him things will work. From his debut album, Montero. Watch on YouTube.

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.