Morningstar Pride 2021 Fund

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Welcome! With summer just around the corner, the global LGBTQ community looks to mark another year of Pride this June with various celebrations and activism, albeit in different forms than years prior. The challenges of the past year have only underscored the importance of “community” in all contexts; across neighborhoods, nations, and the world. Unity can help lead us through even the toughest of times, and our Pride 2021 theme, “Bridge to the Future”, reflects this shared sense of optimism and progress. In this spirit, OUT@Morningstar has selected several LGBTQ-focused charities to highlight in 2021 that address some of these various challenges. We hope you will please consider making a donation below, and utilizing Morningstar’s critical matching program (up to $500 USD per employee) to maximize your gift. -OUT@Morningstar

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Center on Halsted

Center on Halsted is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 community members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.

National Queer Theater Inc

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated performing arts around the world, and has been acutely felt in the New York region. Each summer, the New York-based theater collective National Queer Theater produces the "Criminal Queerness Festival," a series of productions highlighting the stories of LGBTQ individuals in countries that criminalize trans and queer identities. Supporting this organization provides a unique opportunity to both help revive New York's vibrant LGBTQ performing arts scene as well as support the international queer community.

Rainbow Railroad USA, Inc.

Rainbow Railroad is a global non-profit that assists LGBTQI individuals in escaping persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics. Often times, state-enabled homophobia and transphobia prevent these individuals from living openly and freely. Rainbow Railroad provides emergency relocation and other forms of assistance to help these individuals reach safety. To-date, this organization has helped over 1,600 people around the world escape persecution.

Egale Canada

This organization envisions Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias. Egale Canada's stated mission is to improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI people in Canada and to enhance the global response to 2SLGBTQI issues. Egale will achieve this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education, awareness and legal advocacy.

519 Church Street Community Centre

A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, the 519 Centre strives to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect. The Centre offers refugee settlement, counselling, training, workshops, resources and consulting services that help improve the LGBTQ2S experience in Toronto and beyond.

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