South Florida LGBTQ groups receive Miami Dolphins Grant

By : Layla Ferris
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MIAMI | Two Miami-based LGBTQ organizations were among 11 recipients of the 2018 Football Unites Grant.

The grant was created in Nov. 2017 by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and Dolphins players, a team press release states. The grant aims to strengthen and expand the impact of groups in South Florida that focus on community engagement, education and justice reform.

One of the LGBTQ-focused recipients, Pridelines, is a Miami LGBTQ community center that supports, educates and empowers South Florida’s LGBTQ youth.

The grant will go toward Pridelines’ CampOUT event, which is a free LGBTQ leadership development and social justice program. The overnight event, held June 14-17, features outdoor activities such as hiking, archery and canoeing.

SAVE is another South Florida LGBTQ organization that received the 2018 Football Unites Grant. SAVE works to protect members of the LGBTQ community against discrimination through political advocacy, community outreach and candidate endorsements.

Other grant recipients include the Community Justice Project, the Perez Art Museum, Miami’s Art Detectives program, the Trayvon Martin Foundation and more.

Image from Pridelines website

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