Where to stand up, show up, and donate this month — and always.
– KEYS SOULCARE
One of the biggest parts of celebrating one another is simply showing up: giving others’ points of view our attention and respect, plus putting our money (and voices and time) where our mouths are. As we celebrate Pride Month and the rich fabric of identities, experiences, and voices within the queer community, we’re sharing four organizations to consider supporting, now and always.
The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 and inspired by the award-winning short film of the same name, The Trevor Project is the first national crisis and suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ+ teens and youth. Since then, its landmark services include a global network of community and learning resources, crisis intervention, 24/7 text and phone counseling, and support to anyone who reaches out. | Follow them on Instagram @trevorproject
Transgender Law Center
Policy, perception, and community-level change are Transgender Law Center’s focal points. However, the organization also touches upon fields such as politics, immigration, policing, housing, and so much more. (Fun fact: Lightworker Xoài Pham is part of their game-changing team.) | Follow them on Instagram at @translawcenter
It Gets Better
Amplifying on-the-rise and everyday LGBTQ+ voices — and rallying shout-outs from the likes of SNL and allies like President Obama — is all in service of this org’s simple mission to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQ+ youth around the globe. (Speaking of which, you can view more of their groundbreaking content or share your own story here.) | Follow them on Instagram @itgetsbetter
Human Rights Campaign
For the last four decades, HRC has worked toward a vision of the world that empowers every member of the LGBTQ+ family with “the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.” Their current legislative efforts include mobilizing to push for the 2015 Marriage Equality Act and the repeal of the military’s discriminatory “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. (Want to see how you can support their efforts on a state or local level? Click “in your area” on their website to choose your state.) | Follow them on Instagram at @humanrightscampaign
How can you show up for those in the LGBTQ+ community through your intentions, words, and actions?