4 LGBTQ-focused businesses in LA receive grants for human rights campaigns

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Four companies in the Los Angeles area were named recipients of grants from Human Rights Campaign and Showtime on Tuesday to support COVID-influenced companies that focus on colored LGBTQ + people, women and the transgender community.

The companies – Cuties, Ellen D. Management, Nickel Diner and Stuzo Clothing – each received “Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ + Business Preservation Initiative” grants.

“It is crucial to maintain affirmative, accommodating spaces and services for LGBTQ + individuals,” said Nicole Cozier, Human Rights Campaign, Senior Vice President for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, in a statement. “This initiative pays homage to and supports the community by identifying and donating to multiply marginalized LGBTQ + -owners and serve small businesses around the country.

“We have been living through a public health crisis for a much longer time than we could have ever imagined, without a clear end in sight, which has only exacerbated the economic inequalities that small LGBTQ + companies face,” Cozier said. “We are excited to once again work with Showtime to ensure that LGBTQ + patrons, employees and business owners continue to occupy seats freely, openly and as their authentic selves.”

Some of the grant recipients were nominated by personalities from the Showtime series “The L Word: Generation Q.” Jacqueline Toboni nominated Cuties, Katherine Moennig nominated Nickel Diner and Rosanny Zaya nominated Stuzo Clothing.

The companies in Los Angeles were among 20 nationally receiving the unspecified grants.

4 LGBTQ-focused businesses in LA receive grants for human rights campaigns was last modified: November 16, 2021 by Contributing editor

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