Last Thursday was the IFD Spring Fundraiser, hosted once again by the wonderfully accommodating Casa de Costa. A big thanks to our Host Committee for getting such a great turnout, Dirty Sugar Photography for adding so much fun with their pop-up photo booth, El Dorado Rum, Tito’s Vodka, and Brooklyn Brewery for sponsoring the event, and of course, the event photographer Christopher Gagliardi. The fundraiser was to help us with our next Community Spotlight, which will focus on the Elder LGBTQ Community. We still need more support to make it happen, so anything you can give will go a long way. Make a tax-deductible donation today. Continue Reading to check out the photos.
PHOTOS: NYC Spring Fundraiser
How a Crush Saved a Queer Person’s Life. “Falling in Love was the Catalyst for Accepting Who I Am.”
So that led me to finding community online, then finding community in person, and then coming to a place where I can ac
by Daye Pope
“You’re My Child. I Want To Be There.” Iowa Mom Accompanies Daughter to Thailand for Gender-Confirming Surgery.
I couldn’t put it off any longer and I was living in Washington, DC at the time and I remember having so much ner
by Brandon Hines
Closeted Gay Athlete In Small Town Finds Hope in Will & Grace. “That Show Saved My Life.”
My name is Brandon Hines. I’m from Dublin, Georgia. When I was about, I would say 10 or so years old, I was very masc
Gender-Affirming Care Leads Trans Woman From Sex Work & Prison to Motherhood, Marriage, and a Career
I’m Tabytha Gonzalez, pronouns she and her, and I’m from Newark, New Jersey. I first came to New York City. I was with my dance crew, or a dance crew that I was a par...
Gay Aunt Becomes Queer Person’s Beacon of Hope Amid Homophobic Family
My name is Kirsten and I’m from Queens, New York. So when I was growing up, me and my aunt, my mother’s sister, were very close. There was an intensity to that closen...
“We Can’t Be Patient Forever.” Trans Person Finds Joy & Community After Cutting Ties with Family
I’m SJ. I’m from Dallas, Texas. I grew up in a house where it wasn’t really normal for us to talk about our feelings. That was really difficult for me. As a chi...