India’s First Transgender Modeling Agency

Though they’re officially recognized as a third gender by the Indian government, “hijras”—a transgender group specific to South Asia—still face harsh prejudices by mainstream society. Rudrani Chettri (who identifies as a hijra) is aiming to dissolve that discrimination through her charity, Mitr Trust. By raising £5,000, Chettri hopes to set up a transgender modeling agency to help hijras find sustainable and safe employment. Dazed recently …

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gifts That Give Back

From a Doctors Without Borders watch to literary candles and canned chutzpah, unique presents that send support far and wide

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, organizing family events, wild spending, tantrums and inevitable stress, it’s easy to lose track of the real spirit of the holiday season. The glimmer of hope is the reminder that the act of giving, in itself, is remarkably satisfying—not to mention thoughtful. While donations can be made throughout the year to your charity of choice, here are some …

Save Rex Ranch

Longtime Director of Digital Initiatives at Sundance Joseph Beyer wants to transform an abandoned dude ranch in Arizona into a cultural arts mecca

Can an organization raise $735,000 in 40 days to buy an abandoned dude ranch in the southwestern Arizona desert? It just might be possible with Joseph Beyer—eternal optimist and Director of Digital Initiatives at the Sundance Institute—personally leading the cause, armed with the vision of transforming the historic Rex Ranch into an interdisciplinary arts and culture mecca. Built in the 1880s in the small town …