Founded in 2004, JQ International (JQ) envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ Jews feel a strong sense of self, pride, and community. It works to ensure inclusion through education, support, and identity enrichment. JQ’s core programs include a JQ Helpline, which offers free and confidential resources for LGBTQ+ Jews and their allies; Teen JQSA (Jewish Queer Straight Alliance), which encourages social action and leadership; Persian Pride programming, which cultivates identity and comradery among LGBTQ+ Persian Jews; and customized inclusion training for Jewish communal organizations.
To invest in the long-term financial sustainability and programmatic health of JQ by implementing a strategic fund development plan, which includes increasing staff capacity, investing in new technology, and expanding its board. This will allow the organization to continue to operate and expand its life-saving programs.