BOSTON, Mass. — The GLBTQ DVP, a non-profit organization providing support and services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) victims and survivors of domestic violence, is hosting its annual Winter Plunge.
The GLBTQ DVP, a non-profit organization providing support and services to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (GLBTQ) victims and survivors of domestic violence, is hosting its annual Winter Plunge.
This zany, over-the-top community fundraiser helps to raise awareness about GLBTQ domestic violence in addition to critical donations that help to provide support and services to victims and survivors. Participants raise money by collecting donations, or pledges, for plunging into the icy Boston harbor in costume at Carson Beach. At the event you will not only find quirky costumes and smiling faces, but great music and a warm sense of community.
The organization is just days away from their annual winter plunge event.
Currently, according to a recent release from the GLBTQDVP, there are 15 supporters collecting donations in exchange for plunging into the icy Boston Harbor on March 3 at noon at the Carson Beach, Bathhouse, South Boston.
Research from the Center for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health show that people who identify as GLBTQ experience domestic violence at equal or greater rights than their heterosexual counterparts. Those who are interested in raising awareness about this, as well as funds for support and services for victims and survivors, are welcomed to participate in this event.
Weather: Please visit www.glbtqdvp.org for updates should the forecast change and the event need to be cancelled.
To donate, please visit the GLBTQDVP website. For more information, or for general questions or concerns, please call the GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project (GLBTQ DVP) at 617.354-6056.
The Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project is a grassroots, non-profit organization founded by a gay male survivor of domestic violence and developed through the strength, contributions and participation of the community.
[From a News Release]