Solidarity, not charity: How a group of trans activists are fighting for their marginalised peers ignored by the system
Mutual aid is about solidarity, not charity, as Trans Mutual Aid Manchester explains to PinkNews.
A sorry hallmark of the coronavirus pandemic is that the hardships faced by marginalised groups – including trans and non-binary communities, sex workers and disabled people – have been disproportionately exacerbated.
As employment, housing and healthcare became even more insecure, many of these communities have taken matters into their own hands, with the concept of mutual aid entering the mainstream consciousness like never before.
From the Sex Worker Advocacy and Resistance Movement (SWARM) hardship fund for sex workers to the Black Trans Foundation Therapy Fund, organisers within communities have been working to get financial and practical support to those who need it.
While the groups and communities most affected by COVID-19 are diverse, a defining
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