The Oppression of Thanksgiving and Ways to Decolonize It

One of GO Humanity’s main values is the concept of Shared Power, Local Power. We recognize that people impacted by hardship are experts in their own needs, and we center communities seeking liberation and empowerment. The below blog comes from a member of several such communities. The aroma of pumpkin, sweet potatoes, turkey and veggie…

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Mass Shooting on LGBQT Community in Colorado Springs

It happened again. This time in Colorado. The LGBQT community in Colorado Springs at Club Q experienced massive and fatal violence. Anderson Lee Aldrich is facing five counts of first degree murder. Witnesses say Aldrich entered the club with tons of weapons and started his violent rampage.

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October Service Team Roundup!

Teams in our Food Security Project (FSP) reported 43 events in October, serving 13,910 individual beneficiaries and giving out 6,045 meals!  Additional GO Humanity Service Teams (GO Teams) held 12 more service events.

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September Service Team Roundup!

Teams in our Food Security Project (FSP) reported 17 events in September, serving 12,837 individual beneficiaries and giving out 5,214 meals! (These numbers are not final—teams in Florida were granted an extension for September because of Hurricane Ian.)  Additional GO Humanity Service Teams (GO Teams) held 12 more service events.

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August Service Team Roundup!

Teams in our Food Security Project (FSP) reported 33 events in August, serving 13,032 individual beneficiaries and giving out 13,032 meals! Additional GO Humanity Service Teams (GO Teams) held 14 more service events. Recognitions We just added two new teams to our Food Security Project:  Susquehanna Valley Ethical Society and Atheists Helping the Homeless, DC!…

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Homelessness and the Fear of Standing Out

By Zephyr-Rose Poe I’ve loved having funky glasses since I first began wearing them at the age of 7. When I discovered that I could buy rainbow glasses, I was ecstatic. I’m on my third pair. When I moved to Orlando, I came with the assumption that it was an extremely queer-friendly city. When I…

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“You have that look of a homeless person.”

Zephyr-Rose Poe is a queer, disabled, unhoused person who has recently moved cross-country to the Orlando-area. Zephyr has previously written and published two books: A Butterfly’s Wings, a book of poetry centered around feminism, queerness, and mental health, as well as The Adventure of It All, a two-part memoir about traveling around the world in…

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I Never Thought I’d be Unhoused

I never thought that I’d be unhoused. When you are disabled, you are presented with a series of hoops to jump through. Applications for social security benefits, SNAP (food stamps), and Medicaid. Section 8 lists are closed in most places—they aren’t even accepting new applicants. When I first started jumping through hoops, I was lucky…

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