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JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective

Mutual Aid collective providing financial support to Black and Brown LGBTQI+ folk who find themselves in need re:housing, food, medical, safety, etc.

About


After nearly two years of creating programming and supporting individuals and community brought together through Clubhouse, a virtual audio drop-in application, NiiLee, Founder of "Life of a Transwoman", and Cory L. Scott, Managing Partner of Black Gay Men Chat LLC, have partnered together to launch the Je Suis NiiLee Mutual Aid Collective. As a collective, individuals from Life of a Transwoman, Black Gay Men Chat, Black Lesbian Well Check, and Black Gay Mic (all groups founded on Clubhouse) will come together to create programing focused on supporting Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ individuals in various aspects of their lives.

The major focus of the Collective will be the mutual aid fund - its primary mechanism to provide financial support to Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ folk who find themselves experiencing hardship with regard to essential needs including, but not limited to, food or housing insecurity as well as healthcare and safety needs. According to UCLA School of Law's Williams Institute "LGBT people collectively have a poverty rate of 21.6%, which is much higher than the rate for cisgender straight people of 15.7%." That number increases to 29% for transgender people and cisgender bisexual women specifically.

LGBT and cisgender straight people differ in ways that affect the likelihood of poverty. Several characteristics known to be related to poverty are more common among LGBT people. LGBT people, particularly bisexual and transgender people, are more likely to be people of color, young, and experiencing a disability. The Je Suis NiiLee Mutual Aid Collective mission is to provide the resources to bridge those gaps and provide relief where we can.

"Growing up in a world that constantly dehumanizes our bodies based on race, gender, and sexuality, I lived as cis-assumed during the majority of my transition. Chosen family helped me through a lot of my everlasting transitional phases and birthed a passion for community building. Je Suis NiiLee Mutual Aid Collective was created to not only assist but to nurture community." - NiiLee 

"If two years of a global pandemic has taught us anything it would be how much we need each other. I believe every LGBTQIA+ person in the world deserves love, respect, security and the ability to experience joy and pleasure. Our Mutual Aid Fund and larger Collective are dedicated to making that a reality by meeting the needs of the community in hopes of making all of our lives better." 
- Cory L. Scott 

Our team

NiiLee

Admin
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Top financial contributors

1
Dorothy Young Johnson

$290 USD since Aug 2022

2
Ariana

$120 USD since Sep 2022

3
Joy T.

$115 USD since Sep 2022

4
Cory L. Scott

$100 USD since Jul 2022

5
Thembi Dube

$100 USD since Sep 2022

6
Roman Lorenzo

$100 USD since Sep 2022

7
Stephen Conrad Moore

$100 USD since Sep 2022

8
Zimi

$50 USD since Sep 2022

9
Guest

$50 USD since Sep 2022

10
Kapital Gains

$40 USD since Sep 2022

11
Yusef Ali

$40 USD since Sep 2022

12
Shane Johnson

$40 USD since Sep 2022

13
Christopher

$35 USD since Sep 2022

14
Daro Santiago

$25 USD since Sep 2022

15
Rori Harris

$25 USD since Sep 2022

16
Bidemi Animashaun

$20 USD since Sep 2022

17
Noebody

$20 USD since Sep 2022

18
Rashad

$20 USD since Sep 2022

19
Monique Johnson

$15 USD since Sep 2022

20
Chief Awuah

$10 USD since Aug 2022

JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective is all of us

Our contributors 29

Thank you for supporting JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective.

Cory L. Scott

Admin

$100 USD

NiiLee

Admin
"Can we count on you?"

Dorothy Young...

$290 USD

Ariana

$120 USD

Joy T.

Primary Contributors

$115 USD

Thembi Dube

$100 USD

Roman Lorenzo

$100 USD

Stephen Conra...

$100 USD

Zimi

$50 USD

Guest

$50 USD

Kapital Gains

Starter Contributors

$40 USD

Events

JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective is hosting the following events.

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10:00 PM UTC
A warm & welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ folk who need it on Thanksgiving Day.

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Credit from Dorothy Young Johnson to JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective

+$20.00USD
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Credit from Chief Awuah to JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective

+$5.00USD
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Today’s balance

$1,238.24 USD

Total raised

$1,238.24 USD

Total disbursed

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Estimated annual budget

$4,447.18 USD