Pride was more fabulous than ever this year, and the celebration of marriage equality was heartwarming. But there are other fights to be fought on this front, and there are plenty of other ways to show your support to LGBTQ people. Here are just a few:
Donate or Volunteer at The Center
The Center has served as a home and resource hub for the LGBTQ community since 1983. Your donation will help fund support groups and provide health resources to people of all ages who are in need, right here in the city. There are also lots of opportunities to volunteer.
Participate in GLSEN
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network is dedicated to making all K-12 schools supportive environments for LGBTQ students. If you’re in a school that has a Gay-Straight Alliance, join and make sure your GSA is registered with GLSEN. If your school doesn’t have a GSA, get one started! If you’re not in school anymore, you can volunteer with or donate directly to GLSEN.
Lobby your representative
Marriage is now guaranteed to all same-sex couples. But other forms of discrimination have yet to be outlawed. Not all states have employment protection for gay and transgender individuals, sexually active gay men are still banned from donating blood, and queer people often don’t get adequate healthcare. Write to your representative, demanding legislation that addresses these issues.