As the great RuPaul Charles always says:
“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?!”
We couldn’t have said it better! Those words ring especially true during PRIDE SEASON, a time dedicated to loving and celebrating who we are as LGBTQ+ people.
But some of us could use a boost. Here are 10 ways you can join us in ensuring that PRIDE is colorful and bright for all LGBTQ+ youth everywhere this season!
#1: SHARE A STORY.
#2: OFFER HELP.
One of the best ways you can aid an LGBTQ+ young person in need is by connecting them to organizations equipped to help them. We’ve got you covered. Our Get Help database has information on over 1100 organizations around the world offering support to LGBTQ+ youth, and it’s searchable by type and location. What are you waiting for?!
#3: HOST A SCREENING.
We’ve produced and partnered on a number of video series, films, books, and more over the years that are ideal for group screenings. You can host your own! Take a look at our growing list of options here, and let us know if you’re interested.
#4: DOWNLOAD A GUIDE.
Need help sharing one of our videos or films? Wondering where to start with conversations that involve LGBTQ+ identities or issues? No problem! Our original guides can help, and they’re free to download.
Time is money, and we could certainly use some of yours! Consider volunteering and offering your skills to our work this season. Click here to learn about the opportunities we currently have available.
When you buy an It Gets Better® t-shirt or ball cap, you’re not just giving a boost to your wardrobe; each purchase helps us raise the funds we need to adequately serve LGBTQ+ youth every single day. So check out our online store, and wear your PRIDE with… well, PRIDE!
Not interested in purchasing some swag? Consider giving anyways. When it comes to uplifting, empowering, and connecting LGBTQ+ youth around the globe, each and every dollar makes a difference, so donate now!
#8: FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL.
Looking for an emotional pick-me-up during your day? Interested in staying “in the know” on LGBTQ+ progress around the world? Curious about LGBTQ+ visibility in pop culture? Then follow us on social, where we give you everything you need!
#9: JOIN THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT.
Did you know that the It Gets Better Project has an active network of affiliates in nearly 20 countries around the world?! You can learn all about that network here, and make sure to follow our affiliates on social, too!
#10: TAKE THE PLEDGE.
Are you committed to standing up and speaking out against hate and intolerance? Are you determined to build a brighter, more inclusive world for all people? Then sign our pledge, and join the 600,000+ allies who’re already making a difference.
While you’re at it, check out these amazing messages from some of our friends and supporters in Los Angeles.