black lgbtq+ support in central america
November 20, 2018
I am all too familiar with the feeling of helplessness. With the continuous attacks on what is moral and sensible, it can be difficult to generate the energy to resist, but it is imperative.
Often, witnessing others doing work that is inspiring can bring a second wind to continue to fight. This is what happened once I stumbled across Joshua Obawole’s Instagram page. In one post, they were surrounded and embraced by LGBTQ+ migrants from Central America. Part of the post read, “I am on the ground Tijuana this weekend working around the clock to keep our LGBT+ migrants from the Central American caravan feed [sic], housed, clothed & connected with legal support to apply for asylum!!!!!!!!”
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Please DONATE & SHARE! I am on the ground in Tijuana this weekend working around the clock to keep our LGBTQ+ migrants from the Central American caravan feed, housed, clothed & connected with legal support to apply for asylum!!!!! I can tell you first hand that people are OVEWHELMED by the love & support they are receiving. I have been accepting the hugs and love on behalf of everyone 💕😘😂 Please everyone donate so we can do as much as we can! They need us 🦋❤️ Venmo: Joshua-Allen-11 CashApp: $JAllen500 PayPal Link in Bio
When I reached out to commend them, they responded, “I am trying my hardest to support this group of our trans/queer siblings and get their story of there the best I can. Because their narratives are being distorted.”
This inspired me to keep doing my own work and to amplify theirs. What are the things that push you once you feel helpless?
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