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Wachowski Sisters Auctioning Nearly 200 Film Props & Memorabilia for Trans Youth

Lana and Lilly Wachowski decided that their spring cleaning is going to be our spring boon, auctioning off over 200 items connected to their most iconic films. Lilly tweeted online: “hi youse! so me and Lana have been doing some spring cleaning at our Raiders of the Lost Ark warehouse and have happily decided to pass on some of the best treasures we’ve been collecting over the years!! no ark of the covenants but some pretty major and magical artifacts!”

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She admits that it was hard to part with a lot of these things, but there is just so much stuff—a feeling I can relate to, even if it is just my Funko pops. And there’s a lot of cool stuff, including multiple awards that the sisters have accumulated over the years. A part of me really wants pretty much all of the Jupiter Ascending stuff, but I have found no way to validate paying $300.00 for the clapperboard—yet. We still have time.

All profits from this auction will go to the Protect & Defend Trans Youth Fund, that was set up by singer Ariana Grande. There is a breakdown of where all the money is going to, giving a lot of good transparency to ensure that it is helping many of the most vulnerable among us.

Black Trans Advocacy Coalition: Addressing the inequities faced by the black transgender community.
Equality Florida: Dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s LGBTQ+ community.
Gendernexus: Providing individual wellness, legal support, and advocacy for trans and nonbinary people across Indiana.
House Of Tulip: Creating housing solutions and employment opportunities for the trans and gender nonconforming community in Louisiana.
JASMYN: Supporting LGBTQ young people in Florida by providing critical health services.
Lucie’s Place: Providing housing solutions for TLGBQ+ young adults experiencing homelessness in Arkansas.
One Iowa: Protecting and advancing equality for LGBTQ Iowans through education and advocacy.
Our Spot KC: A hub of resources that support LGBTQ+ individuals in Kansas.
Pride Link: Improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people in South Carolina.
Southern Arizona Gender Alliance: Providing support, education, resources, and advocacy for Southern Arizona’s diverse community of trans and gender nonconforming individuals.
Tennessee Equality Project: Providing educational and organizing programming to advance LGBTQ+ rights in Tennessee.
The Knights & Orchids Society (TKO Society): Providing affirming STD/STI testing, reproductive care, trans-gender non-conforming care, and direct support assistance to the trans community in Alabama.
Transformation Project Advocacy Network: Fighting the continued legislative attacks on transgender individuals in South Dakota.
Transgender Advocates Knowledgeable Empowering (TAKE): Bringing crucial services and economic empowerment to trans women of color in Alabama.
Transgender Education Network Of Texas (TENT): Furthering gender diverse equality in Texas through social, legislative, and corporate education.
Transanta: Delivering gifts to trans youth in need, safely and anonymously, to show trans young people that they are loved and supported.
Transsocial: Trans-led non-profit working to expand safe and affirming resources for the TLGBQ+ community – including name and gender marker assistance – in Florida.
Zebra Coalition: Providing individualized services to LGBTQ+ youth facing homelessness, bullying, and isolation from their families to guide them to recovery and stability.

Even if you don’t want to buy anything, it is still a good place to donate money because at least you can see where it is going. The live auction begins May 12 at 11AM EDT. Have fun and enjoy clearing off a place for your new Wachowski swag.

(via CNN, image: Warner Bros.)


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