Peacock Productions is proud to have supported the LGBTQ+ community through entertainment, networking and the presentation of more than $377,000 in scholarship grants since 1992. As community leaders, we stand united with our brothers, sisters and non-binary folx of color in the fight against systemic racism, transphobia, police brutality and injustice. We remain firm in our convictions that Black Lives Matter and Trans Lives Matter.
To that end, we have selected five local and national organizations that directly serve black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) and have committed $1,000 to each for a combined donation of $5,000. We encourage everyone to choose an organization and give what you can to ensure an end to the struggle and a new day of full civil rights and equality for all people. Together, we are strong. We are resilient. We are Proud and we will be victorious. Join us in the fight today.
Peacock Productions, Inc. Board of Directors: Maria Council, Kimberlee Van Patten, Kevin Cook, Gina Valdez, Louanne Floding, Vesta Van Patten, Susan Overcast, Matthew Hines-Steiner, Joshua Jake Hines-Steiner, Christina Raggio
Our chosen charities are as follows:
TransActive Gender Project: $1,000
The TransActive Gender Project at Lewis & Clark provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower transgender and gender expansive children, youth, and their families in living healthy lives that are free of discrimination.
We believe gender expansive and transgender children, adolescents, and teens have an innate right to receive uncompromising affirmation of their self-identity and that caregivers, families, and allies deserve to receive the support they need to continue doing what they do best; raising, nurturing, and loving the children in their lives.
The Black Resilience Fund: $1,000
The Black Resilience Fund is an emergency fund dedicated to healing and resilience by providing immediate resources to Black Portlanders.
The Black Resilience Fund was created as a response to the continual and preventable suffering endured by Black communities due to systemic oppression. Together, we can make an immediate positive impact for frontline communities—which is why we created the Black Resilience Fund.
We need healing. We need justice. And that requires action.
Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC): $1000
SMYRC provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more. With the goals of increasing academic success and access to jobs, reducing poverty and school drop-out, SMYRC honors, empowers, and supports LGBTQ youth to be their best selves and become leaders in their communities.
Trevor Project: $1000
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Urban League of Portland: $1000
Urban League of Portland is one of Oregon’s oldest civil rights and social service organizations, empowering African-Americans and others to achieve equality in education, employment, health, economic security and quality of life.
We do this by investing in stable housing; through workforce development; community health; education and well-being; for our youth, adults and seniors. Our culturally specific programs and services, combined with our powerful advocacy and civic engagement, empowers Black communities to thrive across Oregon and SW Washington.