This Giving Tuesday, your support for the being Me Foundation is not just a donation; it's a lifeline in a world where the LGBTQIA+ community faces daunting challenges. The statistics speak volumes:
LGBTQ Americans have been significantly affected by mental health issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 1 in 3 LGBTQ Americans faced discrimination in the past year, a number that rises to over 3 in 5 among transgender Americans.
2020 was the most violent year on record for the transgender community in the US, with 44 transgender people killed.
15% of LGBTQ Americans, including nearly 3 in 10 transgender individuals, have postponed or avoided medical treatment due to discrimination.
Hiding to Survive:
To escape discrimination, over half of LGBTQ Americans hide personal relationships, with 20-30% altering aspects of their personal or work lives.
Mental Health Crisis:
The LGBTQIA+ community faces high rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and suicide, exacerbated by discrimination and lack of acceptance.
Mental and Economic Toll:
Discrimination has severely impacted the mental and economic well-being of many LGBTQ Americans, with 1 in 2 reporting moderate to significant psychological impacts.
Homelessness and Poverty:
LGBTQ youth are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than heterosexual youth, and 29% of trans adults live in poverty.
In the face of these sobering realities, the being Me Foundation offers a beacon of hope. Our ontological learning, leadership, and coaching programs are designed to empower individuals from these marginalized communities, transforming them into their most alive, effective, and fulfilled selves.
Your contribution this Giving Tuesday will directly impact lives, providing vital resources and support to those who are navigating these extraordinary challenges. Together, we can change the narrative from one of struggle to one of strength and resilience. Join us in making a tangible difference in the lives of LGBTQIA+ individuals who are fighting against the odds every day.
This Giving Tuesday, your generosity has the power to transform lives within the LGBTQIA+ community in profound ways. At the being Me Foundation, every dollar you donate goes directly towards creating a world where everyone can live authentically and with purpose.
Here’s how your contributions can make a difference:
$50 Contribution: Helps cover essential administrative fees, ensuring our programs run smoothly and effectively.
$200 Donation: Funds a crucial one-on-one coaching session, offering personalized guidance and support to an LGBTQIA+ individual.
$10,000 Impact: Enables one participant to complete an entire ontological learning or coaching program, leading to life-altering personal and professional growth.
$200,000 Transformation: Sponsors an entire 16-participant learning pod, creating a ripple effect of positive change across communities.
Your support extends beyond these numbers. It represents hope, empowerment, and the promise of a better future. The statistics are stark: widespread discrimination, mental health crises, and economic challenges disproportionately affect the LGBTQIA+ community. But together, we can counter these challenges.
The being Me Foundation's unique ontological programs are more than just educational—they are transformative. They equip individuals with the tools to navigate their inner worlds, develop self-agency, and embrace their authentic selves in the face of adversity.
Your donation can shift the narrative from survival to thriving. It’s not just about overcoming challenges; it’s about fostering a sense of belonging, resilience, and joy.
This Giving Tuesday, let’s stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community. Your donation, whether $50 or $200,000, makes you an integral part of this transformative journey. Together, we can build a world that celebrates diversity, nurtures individuality, and champions the full expression of every person.
"Becky as the observer has changed in that I now have this added awareness that I am choosing how to view and perceive the things around me. I often ask myself if this is the only way to experience the experiences I face, and then traveling down surrounding avenues to potentially take a path that leads me to more joy and ease. I know that I’m the driver of my experience, and I am pleased that I have the ability and resources to make that trip increasingly pleasant."