Human Rights Campaign Foundation – Artists for Equality: Benefit Auction 2021

Help make critical change for the transgender and non-binary community through Artists for Equality, an art auction benefitting the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

These efforts could not come at a more crucial time as violence and discrimination against transgender individuals, and particularly trans women of color and trans young people, has reached an all-time record. Artists for Equality presents an opportunity to bring individuals from all spectrums of the art world together to demonstrate the ability of our industry to build lasting change.

The HRC Foundation – a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization – envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ people can participate fully in the systems that shape our daily lives.

Since 2013, more than 200 transgender and gender-expansive individuals have been killed in the United States. Even in the face of this physical danger, anti-transgender lawmakers are fueling stigma with an unprecedented number of bills targeting young people. Despite this, trans and non-binary people are more visible than ever, in schools, workplaces, churches and communities large and small. But until we as a country collectively address and dismantle these barriers, transgender and non-binary people will continue to face higher rates of discrimination, poverty, homelessness and violence.

The HRC Foundation is working to end the stigma that’s fueled this violence and honor the lives that have been lost with action. A few of our initiatives include the "Who's Hiring" webcast series, which highlights current employment opportunities for trans and non-binary job seekers; The Elevate Fellowship that advances the leadership of Black and Latinx transgender women in the South by effectively increasing their capacity to navigate and improve public health systems; Activate, a professional development program designed for Black, Latinx and BIPOC trans and non-binary community leaders; our Youth Ambassadors, who give voice to the experiences of LGBTQ+ young people; and our Parents for Transgender Equality Council, which advocates for the rights of trans and non-binary children and teens.

There's no better moment than now to lend support to the HRC Foundation. We must address anti-trans stigma and the barriers it creates to make our communities safer for everyone.

Bidding for the auction will close on Thursday, October 14th at 8:00pm EST.

By participating in the auction, each bidder certifies as follows:

You are certifying that you are authorized to make this bid in the United States. You also are certifying that you are not listed as a Specially Designated National by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control or an ordinary resident of the Crimea region, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, or Syria.

Contributions are deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes to the extent such contribution is above the value of the art piece. Contributions will not be used for political purposes. Contributions will be used to fund 501(c)(3) permissible activities.

Please note: You may be required to provide documentation of your identity in a form acceptable to us and any other documentation in order to complete the purchase. Should you fail to provide this documentation within a reasonable amount of time your purchase will be cancelled.

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Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019