Queer Black Christmas

by Tanya Compas in London, England, United Kingdom

Queer Black Christmas
We did it
On 14th December 2019 we successfully raised £7,522 with 322 supporters in 15 days

To create a 'queer Black Christmas' for young queer Black people who are estranged from or have a strained relationship with their family

by Tanya Compas in London, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The extra money raised will help to open the event to Queer Black young people from outside of London and pay for travel. Along with pay towards getting the young people some presents to open in a Christmas stocking.

Queer Black Christmas is a passion project of mine that I want to run for queer Black young people, like myself, who are estranged from family or who have a strained relationship with their family and provide a space to celebrate Christmas with 'chosen family'.

For many, Christmas and the holiday period is a special time to spend and bond with family, however for others, this period can bring up feelings of dread, isolation and sadness, both IRL and on social media too.

As this is my first Christmas I won't be spending with my family, I want to 're-create' christmas, but make it queer and Black AF. I want to create a small, intimate event in which I can facilitate community building, friendships, remind one another of the importance of chosen family and give us the chance to have a family meal and maybe even give out gifts, but as a chosen family, regardless of our faith background. 

I have already been provided the space for free (THANK YOU), however I am now fundraising to cover the costs of food, alcohol free drinks, christmas decorations and hopefully some gifts if at all possible for around 35 people.

£25 will cover the cost for one young person but any amount you'll be able to give would be greatly appreciated and no amount is too small!

Thank you in advanced and Happy Holidays!

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