SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE NEEDED FOR LGBTQI PEOPLE IN EARTHQUAKE RAVAGED AREAS OF NEPAL

Global Justice Institute/MCC Partner with Blue Diamond Society 

The earthquake in Nepal has claimed the lives of thousands and devastated the lives of tens of thousands.  The Global Justice Institute and Metropolitan Community Churches are partnering with the BLUE DIAMOND SOCIETY, an organization working for the wellbeing of the LGBTQI communities in Nepal, with over 200,000 members. blue diamond

 

The devastation in Nepal, especially rural areas, is overwhelming, and many nations are stepping in to help.  The LGBTQI communities, however, are often overlooked and underserved if served at all.  Camps are being set up and segregated by gender, often leaving “third gender” people to fend for themselves.

 

The body of Ciatala, a third gender person, was located in a teaching hospital and the Blue Diamond Hospital was able to spare her an unidentified mass grave and provide a proper funeral with her mother in attendance today.

 

The Society is searching for the dead and trying to meet the needs of the surviving.  Immediate needs are survival needs — portable bathrooms that do not exclude trans people and can help  with hygiene and disease curtailment, tents, clothes, blankets, umbrellas, food, water, medicine, fuel for generators — the list is long and the need immediate.

 

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP:

  • Please pray for all effected.
  • Send contributions to meet the needs of those effected to the Global Justice Institute today, and 100% of donations marked for Nepal will be immediately forwarded to the BLUE DIAMOND SOCIETY and its critical work on behalf of our brothers and sisters in Nepal.
    • Make your check payable to “Global Justice Institute” and put “Nepal” in the memo field.  Mail it to “The Global Justice Institute, 446 West 36th Street, New York, NY USA 10018”.
    • Donate online (safe and secure) by visiting HERE. You need a valid credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.  Please be sure to put “Nepal” in the donation dedication box in the section for Special Purposes.