I know that many of us are still reeling from the shock and events from last week and bracing ourselves for the continued assault on progress and humanity, but I want you to know that you’re not alone. In the face of all this fear and uncertainty, I know it can be easy for us to succumb to hopelessness and division, to give in and give up, but I urge you to rise above this and continue to focus on the critical work in our community that has gotten us to where we are today because, now, more than ever, our community needs us and GAPA Foundation is committed to answering that call.
All of us at GAPA Foundation are committed to continuing to support, enable, and empower our community. More than ever, it’s critical that as agents of change, we continue to move our community forward. We are a community rooted in a legacy of struggle, of sacrifice, and more importantly, of perseverance. No one has given us the freedom, equality, or liberties that we enjoy today. Those have all come through the sacrifice of bodies, blood, sweat, and tears of our parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles who were courageous enough to not just withstand the discrimination, vitriol, and hate, but to overcome it. This is our legacy, and it is our weapon. On the shoulders of these giants, and with the support of one another, we WILL press forward–with more conviction, with a greater sense of urgency, and we will do so together. What is at stake is greater than we can imagine and we will overcome so that our children, our future, can thrive. Onwards! Together!