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Deja Lynn Alvarez is an award winning transgender advocate and activist with a long history of representing and serving trans communities in Philadelphia. She volunteers in leadership capacities for several local organizations, including: the Mayor Kenney’s Commission of LGBT Affairs and the Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affairs, William Way Community Center, Philly Women’s Rally, and the Liberty City Democrats. Ms. Alvarez also serves as a member of the Philadelphia Police Advisory committee, the Pennsylvania HIV planning committee, co-chair of the the annual Trans March in Philadelphia, and chair of the annual Philadelphia Trans Day of Remembrance.
She is a group facilitator at The Philadelphia AIDS Consortiums’ Transformation Group and has facilitated groups at the Morris Home, the first trans-specific recovery home in the United States. Ms. Alvarez is the co-founder and former executive director of the LGBTQ Home for Hope where she was able to get the first LGBTQ specific shelter/recovery program in the city up and running. She is one of the founding members of the Trans Wellness Program at Mazzoni Center, a co-founder and former facilitator of Sisterly Love (a Trans support and skill-building program by and for transgender women), and a former coordinator for the Trans Information Project of GALAEI. In recognition of her leadership and dedication to Philly’s trans communities, Ms. Alvarez was awarded the 2015 Jaci Adams award, from Philly Pride and the 2016 Person of the Year from the Philadelphia Gay News, among numerous other awards for her life’s work and dedication to Trans and LGBT causes. Professionally, she currently works as a system navigator for the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Health. She joined the TTI Training Team in 2018, and brings with her a wealth of knowledge about the transgender communities and lived experiences of transgender people.
LaRoyce M, Fulton is the Chief Executive of Operation of Sappho and LaRoyce Foundation. LaRoyce oversees HR strategies and programs for the company’s operation and community involvement. While leading the development and execution of diversity strategy and initiatives, she is also a mother, a wife, grandmother, sister and a friend. She is a member of the company’s womyn of color leadership team. Diversity is a core value and a top priority for LaRoyce Fulton. As chief diversity officer, LaRoyce drives diversity and inclusion strategies and programs across the organization that recognizes and values the unique talents, and attributes and contributions of our youth community and womyn of color that support womyn that love womyn. LaRoyce’s record of achievement and passion for partnering with leaders throughout the business to attract and develop a diverse talent pipeline has been instrumental in driving progress in this important area for the company.
Join us for DVLF's biggest Fundraising event celebrating 25 years of LGBTQ empowerment with live entertainment TOY Silver Jubilee
The event will feature a performance from the talented Matteo Lane, a hilarious gay comedian as seen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Night with Seth Myers.
The event includes open bar, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, music by DJ Carl Michaels whose been making Philly’s LGBTQ community dance for 20+ years and hosted by the Philadelphia Eagles pregame host Raymond Smeriglio.
Held the third Saturday in December, it is a cocktail party with live entertainment and a silent auction that welcomes over 400 guests. Your attendance and generous contribution to this momentous Silver Jubilee event will help amplify our efforts to empower and advance the LGBTQ community through grant-making, scholarships, advocacy, community leadership development and education.
TOY 2018 - The Silver Jubilee
Saturday, December 15th, 2018
730PM to 1030PM
The Arts Ballroom
(Inside the Arts Condominium)
1324 Locust Street
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers and supporters to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to get involved that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! Send us a email and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
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You can donate volunteer time in support of this movement. Let us know how you want to be involved.
We get to build and sustain community together. We will provide one 60-minute training for your company annually.
Your logo will be added to our company banner.
You will have to option to add a page to the website and to add a three minute commercial to our website which airs through: Youtube, Facebook and Ayeeradio.com.
Full page ad and display advertising at upcoming events
Featured on The Website and the internet radio weekly and advertising on social media spaces
Announcement on weekly show its healing time about your business
We further discuss your participation at upcoming fundraisers.
– Naming rights for one of this year’s Excellence Awards, presented at the annual event
– ½ page ad in ad calendar and display advertising at event
– Name listed on event invitations and logo featured on website for six months
We meet once a week on Monday's 6:15-8pm we stream live through our online talk radio.
wwww.AYEERADIO.COM. Please donate to our LGBTQ movement.
we also -as a courtesy- stream our show through a live social media station (sappho fulton) lgbt
We aim to educate, elevate and empower our community with intention.
Our justice is jagged with centuries of wounds passed on from generation to generation. . These include national open calls for cross-cultural support in response to emerging issues, responses, healing, and brainstorming of how to eliminate barriers that impede justice and our rights to live and work in safe spaces.
This program targets a population of young women that seek support with self efficacy. We aim to provide an annual scholarship to support our chosen young adult to transition into college.
This program is designed to educate and empower young ladies.
Mentors are instrumental in providing professional guidance, role-modeling, different perspectives, and networking opportunities. If you are interested lets us know and lets identify how we can collaborate to build and sustain community.
Our Mission is to elevate, educate and empower Lesbian, Non-Binary, Transgender, Bisexual and Women of Color to sustain holistic healing.
Our Foundation is representative of many races, cultures and ethnicities, work experiences, levels of education and life experiences. Everyone is valuable and appreciated for what they bring to the table. We will maintain these assumptions in our national work: Cultural diversity is a gift shared
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, we appreciate your support. thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.
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Saturday - Sunday: by Appointment