BeachBind Gives Back Postponed:
Given the current state of the world, we have decided to postpone our annual charity auction. We plan to hold in 2020 on a date to be determined.
In the meantime, if you have the means, please take a minute to support our community venues and presenters that need help now more than ever. Donate to a local venue or see if you can book online private instruction with your favorite presenters. Here are just a few venues and events that could use a little help, with links to their GoFundMe or donation pages:
If anyone has any others, please comment in the discussion on our BeachBind FetLife group here.
AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED
Please help by donating merch, event tickets, books, kinky toys, rope, and/or services like private tuition and photoshoots.
If you would like to donate auction items, please contact us at BeachBindPromo@gmail.com
From 2017-19 BeachBind attendees and the rope community raised almost $6,000 for JFLAG, a LGBTQ rights organization. How much can we raise this year? C'mon Rope Community! Step it up!
J-FLAG's office burnt down in late 2018, and they are currently trying to rebuild!!! So they need our help now more than ever!
JFLAG is doing a great deal of work for Jamaica's LGBTQ populations. One of their projects is Dwayne's House, providing physical shelter for LGBTQ youth facing homelessness, corrective rape, assault in general, trauma, and more: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/the-struggle-for-queer-shelters-in-jamaica
J-FLAG (http://jflag.org) is the first human rights organization in the history of Jamaica to serve the needs of LGBT peoples and over time it became the first port of call for the media, resulting in J-FLAG assuming the role of the mouthpiece for the LGBT community. J-FLAG is a Non-Profit NGO that is in the business of promoting social change in furtherance of the well-being of the members of the LGBT community, through a range of internally directed and externally focused tools including: Public Education, Crisis Intervention and Empowerment; Research; Rights-based Advocacy; Legal Aid and Legal Reform.
Mission: To promote social change by empowering the Jamaican lgbt community & build tolerance for and acceptance of the LGBTQ community by the wider Jamaican society
The auction will run March 20th - March 25th as we gear up for BeachBind. If you are not attending, no worries! You don't have to be part of BeachBind to bid or donate! So bid and take advantage of these great items and support a great cause!
If you have any questions, please contact BeachBindPromo@gmail.com!