The truth is that if Lyon Martin Health Services shuts down, it will be a major step towards San Francisco becoming entirely uninhabitable for low income queers and trans people. It is imperative that our community fights to keep this resource - a donation based clinic for women and trans folk that has been open for 30 years - open. We are: queens, femmes, butches, faggots, trans women and men, genderqueers and gender fuckers, and all kinds of amazing tough asses; who have fought cops with high heels and gas bombs, demanded decriminalization of our genders and sexualities, and forced the United States to recognize the AIDS crisis. We know how to take care of our own, and this is the moment we must do it.
The situation right now is that Lyon Martin needs 250,000 to pay off debts and stay afloat. Financially unfortunate decisions were made in a bad atmosphere for public health funding. Two of the board have said they will resign and make way for better leadership if we can manage to raise enough money. If we can’t, LMHS will be closing its doors in what could be a matter of weeks.
WHAT DO WE DO?
So this Saturday it’s time to hustle!
Equality California gathered millions in a campaign that ended up with nothing, we can gather at least a quarter of a million for something that is real - competent and necessary medical care.
Dress to impress - catch the eyes of our richer cousins in the castro, noe, bernal and pac heights in medical (fetish) outfits, glitter bikinis and stethoscopes, whatever will show the most excellent you and ask them to donate. For those in the LGBT community who don’t access public health care - they must understand that the healthcare of the poorest folks in the community effects everyone within it.
Meet at 1pm at 17th and Market and split up to hand out flyers and ask for donations.
If you have a car with room to take people to different neighborhoods, clipboards, tins for donations, please get in touch.
There are a million ways we can organize creatively
And also you can donate right now: http://www.lyon-martin.org/