Pride Month Is Ending, But Our Support Cannot
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As LGBTQ+ Pride Month comes to an end, we have to make sure our support doesn’t. Here are some ways that our local communities can remain supportive of those who are LGBTQ+ throughout the rest of the year.
1. Donate to an organization fighting for equality
There are many wonderful organizations that are doing so much to support the LGBTQ+ community, and even a one-time donation would dramatically help their efforts. If you don’t know where to find these types of organizations, check out:
National LGBTQ Task Force
Service & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
National Center for Transgender Equality
2. Fight for supportive legislation
Work with your local representatives to change legislation that does not support our LGBTQ+ community. Activities like voting, equality marches, and educating others around you are all small acts that make a big difference.
3. Speak up
Speaking up when you hear something discriminatory is something that can be done on an everyday basis. Slurs, stereotypes, and homophobic jokes are still a big part of our culture, and the only way to change this is by making it clear to the people around you that hateful speech will not be tolerated.
The LGBTQ+ community needs our support every single day, not just for the month of June. With July around the corner, let’s continue to be conscious of our decisions and how they can impact other people.