By BTL Staff
The only LGBT organization in Michigan for and by Latinos/as disbanded in 2013. But former members of the Detroit [email protected] group have agreed to distribute their residual funds to LGBT Detroit.
“Our intent is to provide physical and emotional well-being to our movement within Spanish-speaking communities,” LGBT Detroit Executive Director Curtis Lipscomb said. “Education, advocacy and capacity will be a priority with this generous gift. We are grateful.”
This is common practice for a dissolving 501(c)(3) to distribute any leftover funds according to the provision set in its charter upon forming the organization.
“Detroit [email protected] strongly supports the mission, vision and goals of LGBT Detroit, and as such, is donating $3,662 to the agency to continue LGBTQ Latino/a programming in and around Detroit,” former board chair of Detroit [email protected] Tony O’Rourke-Quintana said.
The funds, he said, were raised through organizing and outreach efforts – primarily small donations – as well as via The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan’s HOPE Fund.
“LGBT Detroit has committed to ensure that the funds will be used to provide programming directly to the LGBTQ Latino/a population in the city, and we’ll hopefully see a new project for this underserved community in the near future.”
LGBT Detroit is a Michigan nonprofit organization serving the African American LGBT population of Detroit, and nearby communities. For more information about the agency, visit http://www.lgbtdetroit.org.