Dear Straight People,
We are excited to announce our fundraising campaign for Rumah Angkat, a shelter for homeless LGBT+ people in Malaysia.
DEAR STRAIGHT PEOPLE GIVES BACK
With a strong track record in creating viral content, Dear Straight People has put our expertise in content strategy to good use by conducting pro-bono fundraising campaigns for LGBT+ charities.
Some notable examples include this video for Oogachaga (Counselling Center for the LGBT+ community) and this photo album for Project X (Singapore’s only sex workers rights group). In both cases, thousands of dollars were raised and 100% of all proceeds were given to the selected charities.
Moving forward, Dear Straight People will be going one step further by formalising this process. This ensures that we provide consistent and adequate support to LGBT+ charities in need of help throughout the year.
Under Dear Straight People’s newly launched Spotlight Program, we will conduct a comprehensive fundraising campaign for one LGBT+ organisation in Asia each quarter.
This means that Dear Straight People will produce a wide range of content with the aim of raising awareness and funds for the selected charity. 100% of all proceeds raised will be given to the selected charity.
ABOUT RUMAH ANGKAT
The very first charity that will benefit from The Spotlight Program will be Rumah Angkat, a transitional housing service that aims to provide temporary housing for homeless LGBTIQ persons in Malaysia.
Co-founded by a collective of LGBT+ organisations, Rumah Angkat is managed by a Board of Governance comprising experienced LGBT+ activists.
Rumah Angkat may only have been founded in 2020. But they have already made quite the impact. Since their establishment, Rumah Angkat has:
- Helped LGBTQ+ persons escape violence, abuse, and homelessness;
- Assisted residents to access gender-affirming transitional care;
- Provided housing to both refugees and homeless people; and
- Set up a network of organisations and volunteers to fight LGBTIQ+ homelessness.
SUPPORT RUMAH ANGKAT
Running a transitional homeless shelter in Malaysia is a costly endeavour. But the work that they do is not just important. It’s necessary given the marginalisation of the LGBT+ community in Malaysia.
Donating to Rumah Angkat will help them support Malaysia’s LGBT+ community by providing:
- A transitional shelter for homeless LGBT+ people and refugees in Malaysia
- Gender-affirming care and transition support
- Legal, financial and mental health support.
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