Pride Month is here! Whether you identify as LGBTQ, straight, an ally, a member of the community or other, we are so excited to celebrate this Pride Month with you. In this week's blog, we will discuss the best ways to celebrate Pride. We hope you enjoy!
This month is a time dedicated to celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ community. Whether you identify as LGBTQ or are an ally, everyone can join in the celebration of love. Unfortunately, parades aren't able to happen this year due to COVID-19, but rest assured there are so many other ways to celebrate and make a lasting impact!
BE AN ACTIVIST AND ALLY
One of the easiest and most meaningful ways you can celebrate Pride Month is to become an LGBTQ activist and ally. Be a listener, talk to LGBTQ friends and family and educate yourself! By educating yourself you may be surprised at how supported those around you will feel. Education is incredibly important to ensure you're not contributing to the problem by using derogatory terms or making anti-LGBTQ jokes.
SUPPORT LGBTQ BUSINESSES
Shopping smart and local is so important and now is a great time to start (or continue) to support businesses that are owned by LGBTQ folks. Here is a link to a website that lists some LGBTQ businesses that are changing the world!
TEACH YOUNGER GENERATIONS
Whether it's a younger sibling, your own child or a family friend, it's important to include setting an example of love and acceptance of everyone. By having age-appropriate discussions with children about homosexuality, gender identity, and inclusiveness, we are honouring the men, women, and non-binary people who've suffered the pain of discrimination for simply being their authentic selves. Here is a link to a website that lists 30 children's books which include LGBTQ characters.
DONATE TO LGBTQ NONPROFITS
If you have the financials to do so, there are many different LGBTQ nonprofits such as GLAAD and The Trevor Project that work towards making a difference in the lives of gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/ questioning adults. These organizations do everything from preventing homelessness, HIV/AIDS research and their mission is truly to make equal space for everyone. They need our financial support to continue their mission.
CONTINUE TO SUPPORT LGBTQ- EVEN AFTER JUNE
The best part about this is that everything included on this list is something that you can do every single month of the year! Pride Month is about love, acceptance and being proud of who you are. You can celebrate and support the LGBTQ community every single day.
In conclusion, we hope you have enjoyed this week's blog and that your pride month was filled with joy and happiness! Thank you for joining us this week and we'll see you soon for another blog. Feel free to check out some of our favourite products of the week below!