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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 JeSuisNiiLee 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 JeSuisNiiLee 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. JeSuisNiiLee 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

Kershunda L. ...

Core Contributor

Zimi

Core Contributor

Rashad

Core Contributor

Amber Magic

Core Contributor

Zay Clark

Core Contributor

Asia

Core Contributor

NiiLee

Admin
Can we count on you?

NOVA CYPRESS ...

Core Contributor

Nyron Rouse

Core Contributor

Catrell Sligh

Core Contributor

Rashad Wood

Core Contributor

Jon P.

Core Contributor

obio

Core Contributor

Jordyn Barkley

Core Contributor

Jahrichard

Core Contributor

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Top financial contributors

1
Incognito

$1,000 USD since Oct 2022

2
Guest

$1,000 USD since Nov 2022

3
Dorothy Young

$330 USD since Aug 2022

4
Joy T.

$315 USD since Sep 2022

5
Cory L. Scott

$200 USD since Jul 2022

6
Ariana

$120 USD since Sep 2022

7
Thembi Dube

$100 USD since Sep 2022

8
Roman Lorenzo

$100 USD since Sep 2022

9
Stephen Conrad Moore

$100 USD since Sep 2022

10
Rah Gie

$100 USD since Oct 2022

11
Kershunda L. Washington

$80 USD since Sep 2022

12
Yusef A

$80 USD since Sep 2022

13
Zimi

$75 USD since Sep 2022

14
Christopher

$65 USD since Sep 2022

15
Rashad

$60 USD since Sep 2022

16
Guest

$50 USD since Sep 2022

17
Staci D

$50 USD since Nov 2022

18
Noebody

$40 USD since Sep 2022

19
Shane Johnson

$40 USD since Sep 2022

20
Jasmine Riley

$40 USD since Oct 2022

JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective is all of us

Our contributors 54

Thank you for supporting JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective.

Cory L. Scott

Admin

$200 USD

Kershunda L. ...

Core Contributor

$80 USD

Zimi

Core Contributor

$75 USD

Rashad

Core Contributor

$60 USD

Amber Magic

Core Contributor

$20 USD

Zay Clark

Core Contributor

$15 USD

Asia

Core Contributor

$5 USD

NiiLee

Admin
Can we count on you?

NOVA CYPRESS ...

Core Contributor

Nyron Rouse

Core Contributor

Events

JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective is hosting the following events.

Event
10:30 PM UTC
A Historic Program Celebrating Black LGBTQ+ Pioneers For Outstanding Contributions to Communities...Read more
Past event
10:00 PM UTC
A warm & welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ folk who need it on Thanksgiving Day.

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Budget


Transparent and open finances.

-$1,298.82USD
Paid
Reimbursement #110658
queers-giving expense
-$21.39 USD
Rejected
Reimbursement #110849
-$500.00 USD
Paid
Invoice #110848
$
Today’s balance

$5,452.25 USD

Total raised

$9,349.11 USD

Total disbursed

$3,896.86 USD

Estimated annual budget

$12,455.86 USD

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News from JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective

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Pauli Murray Awards: Black LGBTQ+ 40 Under 40 Honors

The Family of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray grants The JeSuisNiiLee Mutual Aid Collective naming rights for their 1st Annual Pauli Murray Awards: Black LGBTQ+ 40 Under 40 Honors. Atlanta, GA - The JeSuisNiiLee Mutu...
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Published on October 20, 2022 by Cory L. Scott