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Nonprofits To Support During Pride Month

The month of June celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, this month is dedicated to empowering, uplifting, and celebrating individuality.

Pride is about celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, fighting for equality, and accepting people for who they are.

Pride is a massive celebration, including marches and parades dedicated to celebrating diversity, visibility, and equality among the LGBTQ+ community.

There are many ways to celebrate pride, from supporting a diverse array of LGBTQ+ voices to supporting local LGBTQ+ charities and businesses. In addition, pride 2022 holds renewed promise for parades and outdoor celebrations.

Some ways to celebrate pride month include:

  • Learning the history of pride
  • Pride decor at the workplace and home to celebrate it more professionally and personally
  • Attend a pride parade or event
  • Educate ourself
  • Volunteer and donate
  • Support LGBTQ+ art and culture

It’s been more than 50 years since the first Pride Month was celebrated in the United States. However, the month-long celebration of love, acceptance, diversity, and self-pride has become a global phenomenon.

A meaningful way to celebrate Pride month 2022 is through volunteering. Contributing to and supporting such organizations can help address equality, improve public health, and build a more accepting world.

Here are some LGBTQ+ organizations wherein you can volunteer and donate your time to make a difference.

The Trevor Project:

LGBTQ+ young people experience depression and thoughts of suicide when bullied by their peers or rejected by their families for being who they are. The Trevor Project addresses this health disparity.

Trevor Project Inc. served almost 50% more crisis cases in 2020- from 67,000 cases in 2018 to 150,000 cases in 2020.

It uses lifelines, chat, and texts to ensure whoever is calling is doing fine. It’s one of the few organizations focusing on real-time crisis interventions.

They also offer expert-led suicide prevention and mental health crisis intervention training sessions for teachers, school nurses, counselors, and others who can make a difference.

The Ali Forney Center:

The Ali Forney Centre, founded in 2002, is committed to saving the lives of LGBTQ+  young people from homelessness. 40% of the homeless youth identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Due to sexual orientation and gender identity, most teens and young adults served by Ali Forney Center were kicked out of their homes.

They provide emergency housing, transitional living accommodations, trans-affirming health services, educational resources, and job training for LGBTQ+ youth.

SAGE:

For 40+ years, SAGE has worked tirelessly on behalf of LGBTQ+ older people. As LGBTQ+ individuals age, they face different challenges in navigating assisted living facilities and accessing senior care and support.

SAGE helps advocate for the community on federal, state, and local levels.

The organization offers cultural competency training programs for senior care centers.

OutRight Action International:

OutRight Action International is the only global LGBTQ+ organization with consultative status and a permanent presence at the United Nations headquarters, where they advocate for human rights and equality for LGBTQ+ people.

OutRight works to secure rights in some countries where it is illegal to be LGBTQ+.

They provide technical assistance, training, and funding, including over 1.2 million USD, to groups in more than 65 countries.

Lambda Legal:

Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal is the oldest and largest national legal organization aiming to fully recognize the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

Lambda Legal provides LGBTQ+ clients, including organizations and individuals, pro bono legal representation on high-impact cases.

It Gets Better Project:

It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization aiming to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth worldwide through storytelling and community-building.

It retells the stories of LGBTQ+ members who face problems coming out.

The It Gets Better Project envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ youth are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.

GRIOT Circle:

GRIOT Circle is a 25-year-old nonprofit organization. It is a community-based, multi-generational organization that serves LGBTQ+ elders of color.

It aims to respond to and eliminate all forms of oppression like ageism, racism, sexism, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, poverty, and their intersections.

They achieve it by providing health, wellness, advocacy, and leadership activities to remove isolation and fear, build community, and honor racial and ethnic traditions.

Out & Equal:

Out and Equal is a non-profit organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality. So employees can feel safe, appreciated, and as worthy as they are while in their workplace.

Out and Equal works to:

  • Achieve employee protection for all
  • Advance company success with LGBTQ+ diversity education
  • Educate and empower organizations, human resources and diversity professionals, employee resource groups, and individual employees.
  • Organize community network and engagement activities impacting millions of employees.

Trans Lifeline:

According to HRC, 2021 saw more than 57 trans deaths, most of which were trans women of color.

Trans Lifeline provides mental and financial support to the transgender community through services such as microgrants and a hotline. They have answered almost 100,000 calls, distributed over $1,002,071 worth of funds, and trained 600+ operations to date.

Trans Lifeline expands its program to be even more diverse and inclusive of Black, Indigenous, and people of color.

How Goodera helps:

Goodera’s physical and hybrid opportunities allow organizations to engage with employees. These opportunities can play a significant role in creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ employees. As a result, they feel included and supported.

These opportunities are available in 200+ cities across the USA, Europe, and Asia. They can be seamlessly and efficiently booked at your convenience and scheduled at your chosen time. Goodera hosts will facilitate these activities to ensure employees get the most out of the experience.

Participants can engage in various activities such as writing letters of gratitude for LGBTQIA+elderly of color, creating digital fact cards on emotional health for the LGBTQ+youth, and recording video messages to show love and support for the community.

They can also participate in creating learning aids for the LGBTQIA+ community to educate and raise awareness, creating flashcards to debunk myths associated with the LGBTQIA+ community, and also can help in building LGBTQIA+ support kits to champion an inclusive society.

The LGBTQ+ community still faces persecution, discrimination, and stark health inequalities. It’s time we reduce isolation amongst our communities, help people feel more confident, and be their authentic selves.

#ShowSomeLove to the LGBTQIA+ community through Goodera’s volunteering opportunities this pride month and support in ways most suitable to you and your capacity.

To know more about Goodera and the employee engagement opportunities we offer, visit https://goodera.com/in/contact-us/

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