August news & events updates from our Coalition’s fight for fair & equal financial services.
Bay Area Open House & Community Advisory Committee
August 18th, 2018
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
@ Impact Hub (1885 Mission, SF 94103)
Bay area residents, businesses, and nonprofits are invited to come out to meet the Coalition’s organizers and volunteers at the Impact Hub. At this meeting we will discuss the Coalition’s plans to launch an LGBTQ FCU by 2023, ways to get involved, and the formation of our Bay Area Community Advisory Committee to keep the Coalition informed of the needs of Bay Area LGBTQ residents, businesses, and community organizations.
Sunday Streets SOMA
August 19th, 2018
11:00am – 4:00pm
9th and 10th Streets Leather Hub
Come out and join the Coalition organizers and volunteers at Sunday Streets, where we will be signing up new members, collecting donations, and making inroads for fair & equal services on the streets of San Francisco
The last few weeks have been very exciting for the Coalition. Our organizing effort for fair & equal financial services has gone from 0 to 60 in only a short month or so.
Nearly 100 individual members, and three organizations have endorsed our Coalition’s mission for an LGBTQ FCU, and many more are expressing interest in joining our fight for fair & equal financial services for LGBTQ communities. We are honored to welcome several venerated Bay Area institutions—the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, Wicked Grounds Café, and the Queer Land Trust–as organizational Coalition members.
In July the Coalition was officially fiscally sponsored as a project of the San Francisco Bay Area Leather Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. This means that your donations of support to the Coalition are now tax-deductible.
I look forward to many more monthly updates to you, and wish you and yours health, happiness, & equality until next month’s progress update.
LGBTQ Credit Union Coalition
Coalition Granted Fiscal Sponsorship by Leather Alliance // Coalition Blog
The Coalition Organizers have executed an agreement designating the Coalition’s organizing and fundraising activities a fiscally sponsored project of the Read more on our Blog., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.The Leather Alliance has also agreed to join the fight for fair financial services as the first Organizational .
LGBT adults in U.S. less likely to have jobs, health insurance // Reuters
Sexual minorities are less likely to be employed or to have health insurance than their straight peers, a new U.S. study suggests. They are also more likely to report being in poorer health and having a lower quality of life, according to the results published in the online journal BMJ Open. Read more.
Average LGBT Student Carries $16K More Debt Than Straight Peers // The Advocate
LGBTQ students report $16,000 more debt on average than their heterosexual peers, according to a survey of 11,000 students conducted in February. The study, conducted by Student Loan Hero, found that LGBTQ borrowers reported higher levels of debt, particularly student loans, which they found more unmanageable than the general population. Read more.
The Coalition proudly welcomes the following organizations to our fight for fair & equal financial services as Coalition and event sponsors:
Event Sponsor: Bay Area Open House
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Nonprofits & Community Groups
THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA LEATHER ALLIANCE
The SF Bay Area Leather Alliance is a non-profit organization formed in 2008 in the merger of the Inter-Club Fund and the Leather Forum. The Leather Alliance is committed to moving forward with our communities. Its Board reflects the clubs, groups and individuals within the leather, fetish, kink, gear and motorcycling communities.
THE QUEER LAND TRUST
The Queer Land Trust is addressing LGBTQ displacement in the Bay Area by acquiring and protecting spaces for LGBTQ youth and elders, artists and activists, especially the low-income or historically underserved. Its aim is to create secure housing for queer families of all shapes and sizes, with or without children.
WICKED GROUNDS CAFÉ
Wicked Grounds Wicked Grounds is San Francisco’s first and only kink cafe and boutique. They include a fully stocked cafe in San Francisco, and host a wide variety of BDSM and related events, including workshops, classes, social gatherings, and munches.