Destiel, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit LGBTQ+ organization

Austin, TX   |
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EIN: 93-2727850


At Destiel, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit LGBTQ+ organization, our mission is to uplift and empower the LGBTQ+ community through compassion, advocacy, and personal growth. Pillars of impact include education, support networks, and community engagement, as we aim to inspire resilience, promote inclusivity, and carve a path towards a brighter future where diversity is celebrated, equality prevails, and every LGBTQ+ person can soar to new heights in rural and urban communities.

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Thank you for delving into the details of Destiel. As we reflect on our journey and programs, it's clear that our mission transcends the ordinary. Our commitment is to craft a world where every LGBTQ+ individual isn't just acknowledged but truly celebrated! At the heart of it all, we are steadfast in our commitment to support LGBTQ+ individuals. Whether through support groups offering solace, educational initiatives fostering awareness, or community-building campaigns, our aim is to create an environment where everyone can live authentically. As we look forward, your support becomes the catalyst for continued change. Together, we are rewriting narratives, breaking down prejudices, and creating a future where love knows no bounds. We invite you to be part of this transformative journey, where every act of support fuels a ripple effect of positive change. Our deepest gratitude goes to the community that stands with us. Join us on this journey! With heartfelt gratitude, Team Destiel

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Founder & President

T.R. Tomison

Main address

5900 Balcones Drive Ste 8341

Austin, TX 78731 USA

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Subject area info

Education services

Support groups

Sports and recreation

Ethnic and racial minority rights

LGBTQ rights

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Population served info

LGBTQ people

Ethnic and racial groups

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Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.



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Support Groups – Creating Compassionate Communities

Join our Support Groups and nurture compassion within the LGBTQ+ community. Your contribution makes a difference, reducing isolation and fostering emotional well-being.

Introduction: At Destiel, we believe that the strength of a community lies in its ability to come together and support one another. Our Support Groups program is a lifeline for LGBTQ+ individuals, providing a safe haven where they can connect, share experiences, and find a profound sense of belonging within their community. We are currently offering these support groups online, and we are actively planning to expand and offer in-person meetings in the future.

What We Offer: Our current program includes a diverse array of online support groups, each tailored to meet the unique needs of different demographics within the LGBTQ+ community. These sessions take place through secure and confidential online platforms, providing a safe space for sharing, connecting, and healing.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Empower inclusivity with us. Create a more inclusive workplace and support LGBTQ+ individuals.

Introduction: In today’s rapidly changing corporate landscape, inclusivity is paramount. At Destiel, we are dedicated to facilitating this transformation by offering comprehensive Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) training to organizations of all sizes. Our EDI Training in the Workplace program is currently available online, and we are actively planning to expand and offer in-person training sessions in the future.

What We Offer: Our online EDI training sessions are designed to address LGBTQ+ issues specifically, fostering empathy, understanding, and allyship among employees. These interactive workshops, seminars, and online modules provide a safe and accessible space for participants to engage in discussions and gain practical insights into promoting inclusivity.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Empower the next generation through mentorship. Your involvement matters. Share your experiences, empower, and connect within the LGBTQ+ community.

Introduction: Mentorship is a powerful tool for personal and professional growth. At Destiel, we recognize the immense value of mentorship in the LGBTQ+ community. Our Mentorship Programs connect LGBTQ+ individuals with experienced mentors, creating a platform for the exchange of knowledge, guidance, and invaluable life lessons. While we currently offer online mentorship, we are actively planning to expand and offer in-person mentorship in the future, as well as providing various types of mentorship to accommodate your preferences.

What We Offer: Our online mentorship program is a convenient way to connect with mentors, no matter where you are. These sessions take place through secure and confidential online platforms, providing a safe space for sharing and connecting.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Nurture creativity and inclusion through our workshops. Join us in creating a more inclusive world. Your participation matters.

Introduction: At Destiel, we believe in the power of creativity to foster inclusivity and connect the LGBTQ+ community. Our Workshops offer diverse and engaging experiences, both online and in person, to help LGBTQ+ individuals express themselves and create meaningful connections. While we currently offer online workshops, we are excited to announce that we are actively planning to expand and offer in-person workshops in the future, including workshops for cooking and crafting.

What We Offer: Our online workshops provide a virtual space for LGBTQ+ individuals to connect, create, and explore their creativity. These workshops go beyond traditional craft-making and offer various cooking experiences, allowing participants to prepare delicious meals, snacks, and desserts while connecting with peers.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

Stand with the LGBTQ+ community as an ally. Learn and advocate for positive social change. Your support strengthens and unites our diverse community.

Introduction: Ally Awareness at Destiel is all about building bridges and strengthening communities. This program is designed to engage and educate individuals outside of the LGBTQ+ community, empowering them to become informed and supportive allies. While we currently offer online resources and events, we’re excited to announce that we are actively planning to expand and offer in-person events in the future.
NOTE: Ally Awareness is distinct from our EDI (corporate) program.

What We Offer: Our online Ally Awareness program is a hub for educational resources, awareness campaigns, and interactive events designed to increase understanding, empathy, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights and issues. We offer workshops and training sessions to teach allyship skills, including the proper use of pronouns and creating a supportive environment.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people

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Founder & President

T.R. Tomison

As the visionary founder propelling Destiel. He planted the seeds for this nonprofit, inspired by a simple yet profound belief in a more inclusive world for the LGBTQ+ community. With leadership anchored in empowering initiatives and fostering community connections, the primary vision is a future where diversity is celebrated and every LGBTQ+ individual feels valued. Join in shaping a world where love knows no bounds, diversity is a strength, and every act contributes to a transformative impact.

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