Ways to show your pride

Here For It

Pride may look a bit different this year, but it seems fitting to honor its original roots as a human rights protest led in part by transgender women like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera who were frustrated with the social injustices they were facing. As we continue to explore ways to support ALL communities to shine from the inside out, we invite you to check out the non-exhaustive list that we’ve started below to help show your pride and support for the LGBTQ+ community.

Offer your resources

If you’re looking for ways to help, consider visiting and/or donating to these LGBTQ+ organizations:

* Black Visions Collective: trans- and queer-led social justice organization and legal fund
* Marsha P. Johnson Institute: protecting the human rights of ​Black transgender people
* Center For Black Equity: connecting members of the Black LGBTQ+ community with information and resources to educate, engage and empower their fight for equity and access
* Brave Space Alliance: a Black-led, trans-led center dedicated to creating and providing resources, programming and services for LGBTQ+ individuals
* Transgender Law Center: trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures
* LGBTQ Freedom Fund: posts bail to secure the release and safety of LGBTQ people
* Human Rights Campaign: envisioning a world where LGBTQ people are ensured equality at home, work and in every community
* It Gets Better: uplifting, empowering and connecting LGBTQ+ youth around the globe
* Hendrick-Martin Institute: provides community, basic needs, health, education, and career services to thousands of LGBTQ youth every year
* GLAAD: tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change
* GLSEN: working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth
* The Trevor Project: providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth
* Trans Equality: social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for trans people
* Free Mom Hugs: non-profit formed by moms who love and affirm LGBTQ+ kids fully

Get involved through action

* Share your pride on social media by using the hashtag #prideeverywhere, or attend virtual events from the comfort of your home

Self-educate

In the midst of the celebrations, we believe that it’s also important to take a step back to listen and learn. To start digging in:

* Watch films highlighting diverse LGBTQ+ stories
* Read up on intersectionality
* Spend time learning about LGBTQ+ history and understanding your own biases
* Learn about the history of Pride

We’d love to hear how you’re showing your pride. Let us know in the comments below. And feel free to add any additional resources you have for supporting the LGBTQ+ community to this list.

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