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
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.
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
QWOCMAP uses film to shatter stereotypes and biases, reveal the lived truth of inequality, and build understanding and community around art and social justice.