Founded a year ago to demystify homosexuality and bisexuality, the agency GREY Estrie conducted 175 interventions during its first year of existence. Supporting data, the agency believes that the level of comfort and acceptability towards lesbians, gay or bisexual increases after passing through the schools or with youth groups.
The agency on Wednesday launched its second fundraising campaign whose goal was set at $ 30,000. This campaign is set again this year under the joint patronage of Renelle Anctil, former co-owner of the RONA L’Entrepot de Sherbrooke, and Réjean Hébert, former Minister of Health and Social Services and former member of St. François in the national Assembly.
Last year, Ms. Anctil had benefited from the launch of the first GREY Estrie fundraising campaign to publicly disclose his homosexuality, while Mr. Hébert did the same some time ago.
During the past year, GREY Estrie could collect data from 2,000 questionnaires completed following its interventions. “What he emerged, said Myram Pelletier Gilbert, the Board Chair, is that the level of ease and acceptance of participants increases after our passage. ”
To do this, GREY Estrie can count on the help of thirty volunteers homosexual or bisexual stakeholders to make its interventions. The results obtained via the questionnaire show, says Gilbert Pelletier, the organization has its reason for being.
“It shows that humanize homosexuality and bisexuality among people who do not have such models around them can actually promote the integration of people of sexual diversity and even change lives! “.
To continue its mission, GREY Estrie estimated to need a financial boost of $ 30,000 from the population, hence the fundraising campaign launched Wednesday morning.
Donations can be made in two ways: either through the organization’s website ( www.grisestrie.org ) or by purchasing a ticket for the show of comedian Valérie Blais to be held on 27 May in the room Alfres-Desrochers Cégep de Sherbrooke. Buying a ticket for $ 40 is eligible for a receipt for tax purposes of $ 20.