Green Mountain Roller Derby unfortunately had to cancel the Pride-themed bout we were planning to host in May. We are, of course, heartbroken that we won’t be on the track, but we were also disappointed that we’d be unable to host our celebration of LGBTQ Pride. So, we decided to run a Pride campaign anyway, and we are asking fans to donate the price of a bout ticket to Spectrum Youth and Family Services to support their COVID-19 response to LGBTQ youth.
It’s a sad fact that nationally, about 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ, and the youth Spectrum serves are no different. For many youth, Spectrum is one of the first places where they feel seen and heard by adults.
For the price of a GMRD ticket ($6 for children, $8 for students, seniors and miltary, and $10 for adults), you can help teenagers and young adults who identify as LGBTQ get the help they need when they need it most: a warm meal, a place to sleep, counseling, mentoring, or coaching on life skills.
Please visit https://donate.spectrumvt.org/gmrd to make your donation today. We thank you for making sure our community’s LGBTQ youth have someone to turn to during this pandemic.