That is what many people in Mexico City are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
And that's why local activists opened Casa Frida, a temporary shelter to support LGBT+ youth at this critical time.
But as the crisis continued and the requests for help kept coming in, Casa Frida needed urgent resources to continue operating. And that's where All Out members came in.
First, All Out made a donation as part of our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to help the shelter cover its most urgent expenses. Next, we launched a fundraising campaign in support of Casa Frida.
Imagina no tener un lugar donde dormir durante la pandemia. Esta es la situación de muchas personas LGBT+ en la Ciudad de México. Pero puedes ayudar a cambiar esta realidad. Un refugio para jóvenes LGBT+ en la Ciudad de México necesita tu ayuda para seguir funcionando. Haz tu donación hoy. -> bit.ly/AllOutCasaFrida #lgbt #orgullo #casafrida #cdmx #ciudaddemexico #mexico #refugioLGBT #covid19 #pandemia
We also did an Instagram Live with influencer Ricardo Peralta to give the project more visibility and get more people to donate. You can watch it below, in Spanish:
In a few days, 161 members of All Out from all over Mexico joined in and donated more than 60,000 pesos (around US$2,000 dollars) to support Casa Frida.
Watch the thank-you video we received from Raúl Caporal, the coordinator at Casa Frida.