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5 LGBT+ charities to support during pride month

6/6/2021

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Why do we celebrate Pride Month?

Pride month is held every June to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that took place in New York in 1969. A response to the NYPD's attempted raid on the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar, the confrontation sparked a gay rights protest that grew across the world.

Every year, communities come together in love and friendship, to show how far LGBTQ+ rights have come, and raise awareness for the work that still needs to be done.

To celebrate pride month, we've put together some of our favourite LGBTQ+ charities that you can support during this important time of year.

Mind LGBTIQ+

Mind is a charity that strives to support anyone that is suffering from mental health problems, but recognises that many LGBTQ+ identities face distinct challenges.

This amazing charity offers a roster of support options for those who are struggling, including:

๐ŸŒŸ A specialist LGBTIQ+ mental health services

๐ŸŒŸ Mind's legal line which offers information on mental health related law

๐ŸŒŸ Peer-to-Peer support where you can talk with local LGBTIQ+ group

Stonewall

Stonewall is a vibrant global movement that strives to achieve freedom and equality for LGBTQ+ people everywhere.

Their campaigns aim to achieve sustained change in institutions that have the biggest impact on us,ย whether weโ€™re learning,ย working,ย prayingย orย playing sport.

Here's how they help:

๐ŸŒŸ By ensuring that businesses create an inclusive workspace

๐ŸŒŸ Championing LGBTQ+ friendly education in schools

๐ŸŒŸ Providing legal information and advice

Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT)

The Albert Kennedy Trust supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

They ensure that vulnerable young people are able to get access to safe homes, education, training and employment with a range of services:

๐ŸŒŸ Giving young people access to their Purple Door accommodation
๐ŸŒŸ Connecting vulnerable persons with peer-to-peer mentoring
๐ŸŒŸ Access to an emergency support pack or tenancy starter pack

Fighting with Pride

Fighting with Pride is a new, military charity aimed at offering support to LGBTQ+ veterans.

Created on the 20th anniversary of the complete lifting of the the 'gay ban', they're supporting the health and wellbeing of our service personnel.

Here's how they help:

๐ŸŒŸ Lobbying the MoD to restore service medals to LGBTQ+ veterans
๐ŸŒŸ Working with OVA to investigate sexual-based discrimination
๐ŸŒŸ Providing mental health support to former veterans

Gallop

Gallop is supporting all LGBTQ+ people who are experiencing hate crime, domestic abuse or sexual violence.

Providing advice, support, research and lobbying around the issues of LGBT+ policing for over 30 years, Gallop is helping to lead the fight against discrimination with a number of services:

๐ŸŒŸ Professional support via their National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline
๐ŸŒŸ A Domestic Abuse Forum that acts a safe space for victims
๐ŸŒŸ A Trans Advocacy Service that offer confidential advice and support

Let's celebrate this month with pride!

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