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Support the Lgbtq+ shelter in TJ//Freas, Mariarte, Seaside Tryst

Support the LGBTQI+ shelter in Tijuana!

Performances by:
DJ Martinez

Media attention will continue to fade from the headlines, volunteer efforts will drop in numbers, but the real crisis at the border still continues. Those seeking asylum still need our support and solidarity. Come join us for a night of performances, raffles and prizes, a bit of comedy, and a run down as to what's currently going on in Tijuana, MX from locals and recent visitors.

Funds from this event will be going towards Casa Arcoiris, a new LGBTQI+ shelter in Tijuana providing safe space and services to migrants, asylum seekers and deportees.

@ Cafe Racer - 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA
Presentation: 7:30pm // Performances: 8:30pm
All Ages until 11pm.

Casa Arcoiris is proud to be the first shelter in Tijuana that attends the specific needs of the migrant LGBTQI+ community. As the only shelter in Tijuana that seeks to provide a safe and comfortable space for trans, non-binary and the larger LGBTQI+ migrant community, we currently have the urgent need to raise funds for our everyday operations, and to be able to buy our own house/shelter facility.

Over 250 LGBTQI+ migrants, principally asylum seekers, have passed through Tijuana in 2018 and have received shelter, medical attention and legal services from projects related to Casa Arcoiris. Your support will help us sustain our work to provide these human rights for the increasing numbers of LGBTQI+ migrants.

Casa Arcoiris is a grassroots organization founded in the summer of 2018 by local Tijuana activists to support LGBTQI+ migrants as they prepare to petition asylum in the United States or Canada, or adapt to new lives in Tijuana or other parts of Mexico.

Our project is one designed to last, with the capacity to adapt to the changing circumstances in Tijuana, even as international attention on the crisis here fades and volunteer support becomes less reliable. Attention and support come and go, but the need for safe space is a constant one, and Casa Arcoiris aims to meet that need in a consistent and sustainable way.

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