Celebrate Pride Month this June by supporting the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. Not sure where to start? Learn about some of the ways to celebrate Pride & advocate for equality for all below.
Action Item: Learn about Pride’s History & LGBTQ+ Rights
American Civil Liberties Union: The ACLU works to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people can live openly without discrimination and enjoy equal rights, personal autonomy, and freedom of expression and association. Learn more about LGBTQ+ rights here.
Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement: Read this detailed timeline of LGBTQ+ milestones in the United States, compiled by PBS.
Action Item: Celebrate Pride
Donate to the Pride Foundation: When you donate to the Pride Foundation, you join thousands of supporters building a better, safer, more equitable world for LGBTQ+ people and families.
Take an Interactive Tour of Stonewall Forever: Learn about the history of the monument, and watch the documentary that discusses the past, present, and future of Pride.
Donate to the Human Rights Campaign: By donating to HRC, you are helping resist attacks against LGBTQ+ rights and continuing to push equality forward.
Celebrating Pride While Social Distancing: See the 10 Ways to Celebrate Pride this June from Insider, which includes more organizations to donate to, along with ways to celebrate Pride virtually this June.
Action Item: Get Engaged
- Follow accounts like @lgbt, @pride, @lgtbq, and @lgbt_history
- Join and follow activists: Pride salutes every gay activist whose work changed the social landscape for LGBTQ+ people. Get involved and see a list of activists to follow here.
- Listen to podcasts like Making Gay History and Queery with Cameron Esposito
- Read books like We Are Everywhere by Matthew Riemer, and watch documentaries like Before Stonewall and State of Pride
Action Item: Get Involved in Philly
Vote. Donate. Volunteer. Explore Philadelphia’s Gayborhood. Support queer-owned businesses in Philly with this list from Billy Penn—and keep up with the City of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs for the latest on advocacy and inclusion.
Please message us on Instagram if you would like to share your recommendations for celebrating Pride Month this June. Campus Philly supports the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community and will continue to advocate for equality for all.
Coming Out Resources
- The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project’s Coming Out: A Handbook for LGBTQ Young People, is a resource that covers a wide range of topics to support LGBTQ young people in exploring what coming out safely can mean for them.
- GLSEN: As a young person, learning about your own LGBTQ identity and coming out in a heteronormative and cisnormative world can be challenging; GLSEN compiled some key things to think about and consider as you begin to share your identities around sexuality and gender.
- Human Rights Campaign: The Human Rights Campaign has resources to help you come out and live openly at home, at work, and in your community.