How to support the LGBTQ+ community this Pride Month
Happy pride month! This year we will see the return of in-person pride festivals that couldn't happen in the height of Covid-19, and we will be able to celebrate pride with those we love by our sides. However, in the midst of these colourful and lively celebrations, it is important to remember that the fight for equality and fair treatment for LGBTQ+ people is still far from over. To help you support the movement towards a future free of discrimination on the basis of sexuality, we've compiled a list of resources that individuals and organizations can refer to to educate themselves and learn how to better support their local LGBTQ+ community.
The Trevor Project: Resource Center
Offers articles and guides to help members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike to learn more about gender and sexuality and how to foster an inclusive environment for those around them.
Glaad Resource List
Offers a plethora of resources compiled under categories: Youth, Political, Legal, Military, Aging, Bisezual, Transgender, General
Here To Help BC
A list of mental health resources specific to the LGBTQ+ community and those who want to support them.
SHRM - Ensuring Workplace Inclusion for LGBTQ Employees
Suggests practices to implement in the workplace to support employees that identify as LGBTQ+.
HBR Article: Creating a Trans-Inclusive Workplace
Provides tips on how to foster a transgender-inclusive environment in the workplace.
The SMB Guide to Success in the LGBTQ Market
A guide for small and medium sized businesses on how to effectively use their limited resources to market to and work in an LGBTQ-inclusive and affirming world.
Organizations to support:
The following are Canadian organizations you can donate to that help those in need, demanding equal rights and work to put an end to ani-LGBTQ+ hate.
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
Improves and saves the lives of LGBTQ+ people through research, education, awareness, and advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world.
Helps LGBTQ+ people escape state-sponsored violence
A national organization that offers peer-to-peer support striving to help all Canadians with issues of sexual and gender identity.
A trans-led organization that connects trans people to the community, support, and resources they need to survive and thrive.
Community One Foundation
Provides grants for projects that enhance the development of the 2SLGBTTIQQ+ communities.
BC's Queer, Trans & Two-Spirit Resource and Community Centre.
Rainbow Refugee Canada
A community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status.
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