“History isn’t something you look back at and say it was inevitable, it happens because people make decisions…those moments are cumulative realities.” – Marsha P. Johnson
“I give to Fenway Health through the YLC as a way of honoring the work of queer healthcare activists that came before me, and investing in the future health and resources of the broader queer community. I have learned from queer elders that we are responsible for our own community safety and adaptation, for building up our own capacity for change. I’m proud to support Fenway Health as it continues to try to be better and serve better for the sake of everyone in its sphere of influence.
Fenway Health was born in a moment of community need, and I don’t believe the health or healthcare needs of queer communities have lessened since then – the needs have only changed. I can think of few better uses for my money than addressing these continuing needs to help make the lives of individuals healthier because, like Fenway, I believe that healthcare is a right, not a privilege.” – Mara Blesoff, YLC member
The Young Leaders Council (YLC) is an initiative of Fenway Health to empower emerging LGBTQ+ leaders and allies to shape their community’s future. YLC donors are individuals in their 20s and 30s who are dedicated to advancing Fenway’s mission through special events, programming, and philanthropy. At Fenway Health, we are incredibly grateful every day for the support of YLC donors like Mara. They are beloved members of our Fenway Family, and their support helps us continue providing world class health care, programming, and research. We will always be there for our community and for everyone who walks through our doors. Please consider donating to Fenway Health today and becoming part of this legacy of giving.