Whether we’re all looking at an extra $600 or $2000 (Thanks?? Trump????? I’m so confused..), I think we can all agree that a little stimulation never hurt anyone. ;)
#1, Take Care of YOU:
The government money we receive from this stimulus check should be going to however best you need to spend it. This year has been tough in so many ways and the most powerful thing you can do is secure your own oxygen mask before helping the person next to you.
#2, Pay It Forward:
In the event you’re in the giving mood this holiday season, there are loads and loads of organizations that could use your money to do incredible things for your community. Here are some ideas to get you started —
- Los Angeles LGBT Center
- The Los Angeles LGBT Center provides programs and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. The organization’s work spans four categories, including health, social services, housing, and leadership and advocacy. Your gift ensures that life-changing, life-saving programs and services are available for the most vulnerable members of the LGBT community.
- Trans Defense Fund LA
- “Trans Defense Fund LA is a mutual aid group that was created in response to the disproportionate violence that trans women face. Trans Defense Fund LA provides trans individuals living in Los Angeles with safety kits consisting of stun guns, pepper spray, tactical flashlights, window breakers, and an informational pamphlet on how to use each item. Through donations, this organization has been able to supply 130 individuals with safety kits and are in the process of assembling 200 more.”
#3, Support the Queens!:
A LOT of creativity came from being locked inside four walls for nine months and virtual drag shows are no exception. Throw that cash at some queens this holiday who haven’t been able to turn out look-after-look for you IRL. Check out our Ways to Support Our ‘Drag Race’ Queens Through the Holidays article where your eyes can FEAST on every queen listed alphabetically. It’s never been easier to spread a little love.
#4, WOW Merch:
I promise you that the Don’t F*ck It Up joggers are the most comfortable item that I own — and to answer the question popping up in my Tinder DM’s…it’s what i’m wearing right now. A lockdown necessity and perfect for getting cozy to welcome the new class of queens on Jan 1st for Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, premiering on VH1. My next impulse buy is definitely the Condragulations T-Shirt, and yes, I will wear the joggers to match during my solo watchparty. Shop all World of Wonder merch HERE!
If there’s a strong chance you’re keeping that cash in your own pocket and/or it’s going directly to bills (because same)…I salute you. Take care of you! Here are some free laughs to ride us into 2021. Cheers!
billy on the street but make it completely devastating https://t.co/nFoIdEFW7a— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 23, 2020
using my $600 to mail nancy pelosi 60,000 spiders— silent nate, holy nate (@MNateShyamalan) December 22, 2020
Me and my dog on house hunters after I get my $600 stimulus check pic.twitter.com/ckbfgIvDpO— LB© (@Lintendo_64) December 22, 2020
Mr trump please do not give everyone $2000, the libs would be so owned— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) December 23, 2020
congress: pic.twitter.com/pRnCgbaa39— 🔴 bassam shawl (@bassamshawl) December 22, 2020
Happy New Year :)