Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTI support organisation Black Rainbow has announced a new initiative to help prevent suicide.

The ‘Preventing Suicide Through a Contagion of Love’ campaign will kick off from December 1.

Black Rainbow will be offering micro-grants to LGBTI members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to host and promote community-focused social events.

Each grant will be up to the value of $300, including $200 to purchase items for a social and/or community event, plus two Black Rainbow t-shirts and other promotion material.

The grants are available to all LGBTI members of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, whether in remote, regional or urban settings.

Black Rainbow will promote the events on social media, including primary #ContagionOfLove partner Twitter.

The initiative is fully self-funded, with all profits from Black Rainbow’s new ‘Deadly and Proud’ and ‘You Matter’ t-shirts going directly into the micro-grants.

Among its many other initiatives to support the community, Black Rainbow also offers $50 phone credits for pre-paid devices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTI people who are homeless, leaving domestic violence or exiting the corrections system.

Donations help Black Rainbow to continue delivering support to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTI community.

Micro-grant applications can be made online.

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