To Proudly Go is please to announce that our organization turned two years old today, March 1, 2023. To Proudly Go began during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic back in December 2020 with Co-Founders Michael Agnew and Chris Murphy. They envisioned an organization that celebrated science fiction, promoted the LGBTQIAplus community, and partnered with important community causes and organizations to empower communities and foster a kinder world and better future today To Proudly Go officially took shape upon receiving his certificate of incorporation from the New York State Department of State Division of Corporations on March 1, 2021 (DOS ID# 5951201).
Today, To Proudly Go has raise approximately $6,000 for seven different charities through our weekly Star Trek Fundraiser Benefits at the legendary New York City gay bar, Barracuda Lounge (location: 275 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011), every Saturday at 6pm. We began with our first event Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2 in August 2021 and we are still going strong.
Each event is filled with the opportunity to view the latest Star Trek episodes, play Star Trek trivia games to win prizes, watch special Star Trek themed drag performances, meet special guests, and to purchase To Proudly Go merchandise and 2-4-1 drink specials.
These events help support other LGBTQ nonprofit organizations. To Proudly Go selects a different charity to work with for each ten-plus week run for one of the five different Star Trek series currently in production on Paramount Plus, including other shows such as The Center Seat and The Orville.
To Proudly Go has grown seven Board members and Staff volunteers to twelve. To Proudly Go has also earned a 2023 Gold Seal of Transparency with Candid (you can view our Nonprofit Profile here) with robust financial and business systems that enable To Proudly Go to continue providing safe spaces through our public events and to grow and expand our events.
We are extremely grateful to our Board of Directors, Management Team, Staff and Volunteers and Supporters for helping to make To Proudly Go such a special and unique organization. Please help support us by donating and/or attending an upcoming event.
Live Proud and Prosper!