Why Give?

We all have so much to take care of with the limited resources we have. And even when we have extra, there’s never a shortage of things we can buy for more fun, more comfort, more pleasure and ease for ourselves. Yet, still, people give. Because the rewards of giving touch us in a way that nothing else can.

Two Horizons Foundation donors LGBTQ people have a rich history of giving. We give for reasons as varied as we are ourselves.

We give because we’ve been raised to care. Because we’re moved by someone in trouble or we see a real need. Because we’re angered about injustice and want to support change. Because we want to honor someone we admire or leave a legacy for ourselves. Because someone we respect asks us to give.

We give to protect the next generation because we know what it’s like to experience inequality, to not feel safe, or to have to hide — and we want better for those who follow us. We give because we want to see all members of our community thrive. What we give secures our rights, betters health and well-being, and cares for those in need, young and old alike. What we give builds families, changes lives, and sparks dynamic creative and cultural projects. And we give because contributing to the lives of others — especially to our LGBTQ community — brings our own lives profound meaning, connection, and belonging.

LGBTQ people have a rich history of giving. We give for reasons as varied as we are ourselves.

Giving has been fundamental to the LGBTQ movement since the earliest beginnings, even before Stonewall. All the progress we’ve made and all the freedoms we enjoy have been fueled by the generous contributions of those who have given before us.

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Horizons partnership with Transgender Law Center is helping asylum seekers and other immigrants out of detention. TLC’s Executive Director Kris Hayashi reflects on the unique partnership.

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