Happy Pride Month! 50 years ago, LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer) communities could not live as openly as they do today without fear of harassment. Back then, members of these communities had a few places such as bars where they could socialize and feel safe. However, these establishments were subjected to frequent harassment by police. But thanks to the fearless bravery of Black (and white), trans and bisexual womxn, many more LGBTQ+ community members can now show the world that they’re proud to be who they are!
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CEO Chris Soukup shares a message in solidarity to CSD employees and to the community concerning the Black Lives Matter movement.
The Unites Foundation is proud to support non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. This includes organizations that are currently struggling with resources, funding shortages, or adapting their services in response to the pandemic. This week, CSD announced the six organizations within the deaf community that will receive these micro-grants to support their efforts.
It was impossible to predict all the ways in which COVID 19 would change our world in just six weeks. It is even more challenging to estimate when and how this crisis will end. We all have many questions about our future—those answers are not yet known and will be gradually revealed to us over time.
Are you an organization that is struggling with resources, managing funds, or adapting your services as a result of COVID-19? Then you may be eligible for funding through the Unites Foundation’s new micro-grant
– Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) and its Connect Direct division
announced today the launch of a new coronavirus hotline for the deaf community made available through its
ASL Now platform. CSD’s free hotline brings the deaf community important and accessible information on
COVID-19 in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
On behalf of all of us at Communication Service for the Deaf, I want to extend my deepest concern and compassion to all those affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus, most especially for those within our own community. It is understandable that so many of us are struggling with the flood of fear and anxiety that have come rushing into all of our lives.
Imagine if you tried to watch tonight’s presidential debate but couldn’t understand what was being said. Now imagine if, after several such debates, you went to the polls and found that your questions couldn’t be answered because no one spoke your native language.
On Wednesday, December 11, CSD’s Chief Legal Officer, Maria Wilson and Legal Director, Jessica Kennedy, will be sworn in and admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court with eight other deaf and hard of hearing attorneys.