For Pride month your blue tax will go to Trans Plus.
I love the mission behind Blue Tax, but when the idea was conceived, I was troubled by one thing. The pink tax - blue tax reinforces the gender binary and I didn't want to continue that narrative. When we donate the Blue Tax each month to an organization working for gender equity, we look for organizations that are working for gender equity for all gender identities.
Thrilled to partner with Trans Plus this month!
From their website: "Trans Plus is a transgender community group created in May 2015, spanning the Twin Ports region of Duluth, Superior, & surrounding areas. Our goal is to help meet the varying needs of and provide support to those in our local transgender community.
Evolved from the original Lake Superior Transgender Group, Trans Plus recognizes the current lack of resources, assistance, and guidance for individuals in the transgender community in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin and works to create positive change.
We are inclusive of anyone who identifies as trans, gender queer, Two-Spirit, intersex, agender, nonbinary, gender non-conforming (GNC), and/or questioning their gender identity. We also welcome accomplices, allies, friends, family and community members. Trans Plus stands in intersectional solidarity with the greater LGBTQ+ community in the Northland."
Help decide where future BLUE TAX goes:
We are looking for your input on what organizations to donate the 13% BLUE TAX to in the future. Our hope is to feature a different organization every month to support the intersectionality of gender identities. Get in touch if you want to recommend an organization doing great work.
Past Blue Tax Recipients:
May 2021 NAPAWF- National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
April 2021 PAVSA-Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault
March 2021 Ms. Foundation
February 2021 S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership Collective
January 2021 Men As Peacemakers
December 2020 Global Fund For Women
November 2020 Mending the Sacred Hoop
October 2020 Young Women's Initiative
September 2020 To Write Love On Her Arms
August 2020 Juxtaposition Arts
July 2020 OutFront Minnesota
June 2020 Communities United Against Police Brutality
May 2020 Ms. Foundation