Support, Uplift, Mobilize—Join Deed in celebrating Pride 2022
This June, we are highlighting nonprofits that support, uplift, and mobilize the LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual/Agender+) community around the world.
Deed and our partners will lead the charge for a more empowered LGBTQIA+ community in 2022 and beyond. We know that Pride is not about being “seen” through rainbow logos or splashy social media campaigns: it is an opportunity to uplift the complexity and diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community. This June, we invite our partners to fully support the love, as well as the struggle, of their LGBTQIA+ employees and communities.
As always, this toolkit includes opportunities and ideas for engaging your employees, ERGs, and community at large.
Our Pride toolkit includes:
- A calendar of awareness days (like Pride Day on June 28)
- Volunteer and giving opportunities
- In-depth look at specific cause areas like human rights, health & wellness, and economic justice
- Employee engagement ideas and a walkthrough of how to craft your campaign
- Recommendations of worthwhile books, podcasts, and films on queer culture
You can also find out how to support these and other deserving nonprofits:
GLAAD's Global Voices initiative aims to build LGBTQIA+ acceptance across the globe by sharing stories of LGBTQIA+ people and their families around the world. GLAAD supports LGBTQIA+ advocates building capacity for change in their own cities and countries.
Blank & Pink is a national prison abolition organization dedicated to dismantling the criminal punishment system and the harm inflicted on LGBTQIA+ people, and people living with HIV/AIDS, through advocacy, support, and organizing.
StartOut accelerates the growth of the LGBTQIA+ community to drive economic empowerment, building a world where every LGBTQIA+ entrepreneur has equal access to lead, succeed, and shape the workforce of the future.
Rainbow Railroad is a global nonprofit organization that helps LGTBQIA+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics.
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming, People of Color inclusive center for community organizing, based in the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, they work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.
The Trevor Project is building a safer, more inclusive world. LGBTQIA+ young people are four times more likely to attempt suicide, and suicide remains the second leading cause of death among young people in the U.S. Mental health is a key priority for Trevor Project and they offer resources for LGBTQIA+ not only in the U.S., but internationally.
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans, gender non-conforming, and people of color inclusive center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education, and capacity-building, they work for community wellness and social & economic justice.
QWOCMAP uses film to shatter stereotypes and biases, reveal the lived truth of inequality, and build understanding and community around art and social justice.