THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Just say NO to the red kettle! The Salvation Army has a long history of discrimination. Indeed, the money you donate, may very well be used against you — the organization has actively attempted to curtail some of your rights!
There are other places to donate — ones where your money doesn’t come back to haunt you!
Bil Browning in The Bilerico Project: “The Salvation Army has a history of active discrimination against gays and lesbians. While you might think you’re helping the hungry and homeless by dropping a few dollars in the bright red buckets, not everyone can share in the donations. The organization also has a record of actively lobbying governments worldwide for anti-gay policies – including an attempt to make consensual gay sex illegal.”
Before You Donate to the Salvation Army This Year, Educate Yourself – Top News – The Seattle Lesbian.
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Back on December 17, 2008 Jennifer Lauren Gale (a Trans-woman Community Leader who had become homeless) died in the cold streets of Austin, Texas – because of the discriminatory practices of the Salvation Army. Read this:
“There was really nowhere for Jennifer Gale to go to protect herself from the cold last night,” said Bier. “The Salvation Army (the only shelter in town that takes in women) would not let her in there unless she was grouped with the men (which includes sleeping with, and showering with, other homeless men). They would make her use her male birth name and completely disregard, and disrespect, her identity as a trans-woman. There is so much to be learned from Jennifer Gale, and so much to be worked on in our community.”
Texas Civil Rights Review – Jennifer Gale Death Caused by Lack of Shelter for Transgender Homeless
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I was a Salvation Army soldier, I loved the fact that they actually DID actively help people, rather than just ‘trust in god’. I’d perviously been homeless. Then when I ‘came out’ as trans I was told there was no longer a place for me at the citadel and lost all my friends
Thanks for sharing! Best of luck to you!