Overwhelmed with the number of people who have reached out, Glad Day Books has created an Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S artists, performers, and tip-based workers who are in dire financial need. In the first week they already raised $100,000 and were able to support 300 artists, performers and tip-based workers.
Goal: $250,000 to help over 500 people.
You can help by donating to help more LGTBQ artistst. All donations to the fund will be split the following ways:
- 30% – Paid work for LGBTQ2S artists and performers
- 30% – Swift grants to LGBTQ2S artists, performers and tip-based workers for food and housing
- 10% – Swift no-interest loans to artists, performers and tip-based workers
- 15% – Goes towards Glad Day Lit admin costs and becoming a charity
- 15% – Goes towards keeping Glad Day open
How to Apply
If you are an LGBTQ2S artist in need, apply here:
About Glad Day Books
Since 2012, the Glad Day Bookshop has been supporting authors, organizing events and creating space for possibility. In 2015 they created Naked Heart – The LGBTQ Festival of Words which has become the largest LGBTQ literary festival in the world.
Since 2015, Glad Day Lit has paid almost $100,000 directly to LGBT2SQ authors for being a part of panels, readings, workshops, performances and special events and has provided over $12,000 for Sign Language interpretation at events. Their space at 499 Church Street is constantly being used at low-or-no cost by local performers, artists, authors and community groups.