Help For Hate Crime Victim

by Cara on December 29, 2008

in action alert, activism, homophobia, LGBTQ, rape and sexual assault, violence against women and girls

Last week, I blogged about a lesbian woman who was gang-raped in a hate crime due to her having a rainbow sticker on the back of her car. Thanks to Pizza Diavola in the comments, I now have information on a way that you can help the woman who was the victim of this horrific crime.

Planetransgender, along with Fight The Hate H8, Join The Impact and Dallas Transgender Advocates and Allies have set up a way for you to send cards and donations:

Event: Help A Sister Out
“Benefit for Hate Rape Victim”
What: Fundraiser
Host: Civil Rights Front
Start Time: Tuesday, December 22 at 5:00pm
End Time: Thursday, December 31 at 5:00pm
Where: From Your Heart

On December 13th, a twenty-eight-year-old California woman was brutally raped by four men because she is a lesbian and had a RAINBOW STICKER on her car.

The woman will need months to recover physically and years and years to recover psychologically. She needs our emotional and financial support.

If you would like to send a card, please mail it to:

Richmond Police Department
Attn: Sgt. Brian Dickerson
1701 Regatta Blvd.
Richmond, CA 94804

If you can send a financial contribution (even a few dollars) to help her pay her medical bills and other costs associated with her recovery, please mail a check payable to Community Violence Solutions to:

Community Violence Solutions
2101 Van Ness Ave.,
San Pablo, CA 94806
Attn: Mrs. Joanne Douglas

In the memo section of the check please write: Richmond Jane Doe

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
Help A Sister Out Facebook page

Not all of us are able to send a donation, but I hope that those of us who can will. All of us can at least send a card or quick note of well-wishes.  At a time like this, community and solidarity are extremely important.  Let’s show Jane that we are behind her in any way we can.

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{ 3 comments }

1 infamousqbert December 29, 2008 at 3:32 pm

i think it’s very important to notice that 2 trans groups are stepping up to help a non-trans person. the queer community needs to get over its internal divisions and become more fully accepting of all non-traditional orientations and start helping each other, instead of fighting over who is appropriate to include in our ever lengthening acronym.

2 CA NOW December 30, 2008 at 10:34 am

We reposted this almost in its entirety at the CA NOW blog: http://www.canow.org/canoworg/2008/12/help-hate-crime-survivor.html

…and credited The Curvature, of course! Thanks for pulling all the info together in one place!

3 Pizza Diavola January 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Thank you for posting the info, Cara!

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