Contributions to Tubman will provide safe spaces for at-risk LGBTQ+ youth
MINNEAPOLIS—Enjoy fantastic entertainment and show your support for LGBTQ+ youth at a special drag show fundraiser on Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Hosted at the Gay 90s nightclub, this fundraiser for Tubman will support their services for LGBTQ+ youth. The event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the club at 408 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis.
“We know that 75 percent of people experiencing relationship violence are younger than 24,” said Tubman CEO Jennifer J. Polzin. “And LGBTQ+ youth, along with other minority populations, are disproportionately impacted by violence. This special event is an opportunity to not only provide direct support for queer youth in need of help, but also to show your commitment to these youth and let them know that the community cares about them.”
LGBQT+ youth are disproportionately impacted by trafficking, homelessness, and other forms of violence. And according to the Minnesota Office of the Attorney General, homeless children and youth are quickly targeted by traffickers. Over half of homeless youth considered suicide in the last year, and half report being physically or sexually abused.
By offering safe spaces and a holistic approach to healing, Tubman helps youth develop plans for increasing their safety and helps them set their own goals for the future. You can be a part of this work by supporting these services and making a difference for LGBTQ+ youth.
Tubman (named after Harriet Tubman of the Underground Railroad) is a multi-service nonprofit organization that serves people of all ages and genders who have experienced violence and trauma. In particular, services for youth and young adult victims of violence include safety planning, safe housing and supportive services, advocacy, case management, a drop-in youth center, and more. More details about Tubman’s full continuum of services can be found at www.tubman.org
“Through these life-changing services, LGBTQ+ youth are able to find support and continue on a journey toward safety, hope, and healing for their futures,” said Polzin. “Please join us on March 9. You’ll have a fabulous time, while simultaneously supporting the need for safe spaces for queer youth in our community.”
This is an 18+ event. Admission is a minimum donation of $20 to Tubman at the door. Donations may be made with cash or credit card. Guests may also opt for VIP table service for up to seven people for $200, $100 of which goes to Tubman. VIP table service may be purchased in advance or at the door. Quantities are limited. Call for availability: 612.333.7755.
The hors d’oeuvres buffet will be available from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., and each drink purchased will come with one raffle ticket towards special gift baskets. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase. The entertainment begins at 7 p.m. featuring the Ladies of LaFemme.
For more information, please call Tubman’s business line at 612.825.3333.
ABOUT TUBMAN: Last year Tubman helped about 17,700 people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing relationship violence, sexual assault, exploitation, homelessness, addiction, mental health challenges, or other forms of trauma. We provide safe shelter and housing, legal services, mental and chemical health services, and youth programs. To get help, call 612.825.0000. To give help, call 612.825.3333, or visit www.tubman.org to learn more.