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Queers for Climate Justice

Uplifting the queer & trans movement for climate justice!

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Queers for Climate Justice is a small and scrappy grassroots collective that uplifts LGBTQ+ brilliance throughout the climate justice movement and creates intentional spaces for climate justice organizing within LGBTQ+ movement convenings. 

Queers for Climate Justice uses cultural strategy to celebrate and mobilize LGBTQ+ communities, with an acute attention to the needs and narratives of multiply-marginalized and attacked trans, queer, and two spirit communities. Until very recently, LGBTQ+ communities have been largely invisible in the climate and environmental movements, despite the fact that LGBTQ+ people are part of every group already known to be disproportionately impacted by environmental harm and vulnerable to climate disasters. LGBTQ+ people are more likely to be low-income, homeless, living with chronic illness, incarcerated, institutionalized, and living in areas with higher levels of air pollution. A recent study using the US Census Household Pulse study showed that LGBT people were displaced by disasters at a rate 3-4 times higher than the non-LGBT people sampled, providing the first national-scale statistical support that LGBTQ+ communities are among the frontlines of the climate crisis. 


The environmental and climate justice movements have repeatedly shown that the frontlines of crisis are also the forefronts of change. We're here to help uplift and support queer and trans frontlines at the forefront! We see our work as part of a movement ecosystem working towards broad visions of liberation over multiple generations. 


Our Origin Story: Q4CJ began on September 8th, 2018 when we turned out over 100 LGBTQ+ people to the RISE March for Climate Jobs and Justice and built a kaleidoscopic coalition including Two-Spirit and QTPOC artists, farmers, and activists, as well as deeply-rooted LGBTQ+ institutions including the SF AIDS Foundation. The RISE is ongoing. We moved from the march into a future of actions and community-building all around the world. 


Use hashtag #Queers4ClimateJustice and join the conversation. Find us on Instagram @Queers4ClimateJustice.

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Fund queer resilience! By becoming a sustainer, you help us budget for ongoing expenses, such as stipends for organizers, and maintaining our websi... Read more

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$5 USD / month

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Zines

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Q4CJ Tshirts

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Organize a screening of the Fire & Flood "Sneak-Peek" Read more

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Book Vanessa to speak in your class or event! Read more

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Events

Queers for Climate Justice is hosting the following events.

Past event
05:00 AM UTC
Commemorate LGBTQ+ History Month and the 3-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria and the Tubbs Fire

Projects

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Artist incentives for Queer Climate Justice Edited Anthology

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Participation incentives for creating a storymap with Astraea Foundation of their inaugural Queer...

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Funding for local climate resilience projects in PR led by queer & trans communities

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Q4CJ budget for organizing stipends and professional development

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Funding for PR cohort to the Queer Climate Justice workshops at Creating Change in 2025 & 2026

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Organizing screenings and events to promote Can't Stop Change documentary

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Providing mutual aid funds to collaborators in the documentary "Can't Stop Change"

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Wellness Fund

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Fund to support queer and trans organizers on the frontlines of climate injustice and the forefro...

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Finishing production on "Fire & Flood: Queer Resilience in the era of Climate Change"

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Budget


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-$175.07USD
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Reimbursement #199057
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Today’s balance

$6,452.16 USD

Total raised

$177,463.81 USD

Total disbursed

$171,011.65 USD

Estimated annual budget

$170,155.00 USD

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News from Queers for Climate Justice

Updates on our activities and progress.

Non-linear progress: from Film to DocuSeries

Thank you to everyone who has helped sustain the success of this project over the past year as I have taken a slow and circu...
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Published on July 24, 2022 by Vanessa Raditz

Gratitude

Thank you for supporting this project. The vision for the Fire & Flood film began almost four years ago, during my experience in the Tubbs fire in Sonoma County, California in Fall 2017, but it was not until March 4, 2019 that I launche...
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Published on June 7, 2021 by Vanessa Raditz