It is officially June which means that it is Pride Month for 2022! Our website has received a fresh coat of paint to celebrate, and we are publishing Pride resources inside this article in support of the cause.
What is Pride Month?
Pride Month is celebrated every June and serves as a tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall riots that took place in 1969. The event is considered the watershed event that transformed the gay liberation movement and the twentieth-century fight for LGBT rights in the United States.
Today, Pride month is an entire month dedicated to the uplifting LGBTQ voices, celebration of LGBTQ culture, and support for LBGTQ rights. It is celebrated internationally, including by us at SWAT.
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What is Pride Month?
There are fantastic summaries of Pride month available from the BBC, People, and Youth.gov that are a fantastic starting point. There are likely many local resources that explain Pride Month that you can look up as well!
|Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org|
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
|Stonewall: https://www.stonewall.org.uk |
At Stonewall, we stand for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, questioning and ace (LGBTQ+) people everywhere. We imagine a world where all LGBTQ+ people are free to be themselves and we can live our lives to the full.
|World Help Lines: http://worldhelplines.org|
Provides country-specific help lines and LGBTQ+ resources. Select your country from the list to explore local resources.
|It Gets Better Project: https://itgetsbetter.org|
The It Gets Better Project envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ youth are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.
MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people with experience of mental health issues. They work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern.
|Impact Program – The LGBT Health and Development Program: https://www.impactprogram.org|
The IMPACT Program’s mission is to conduct translational research that improves the health of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and to increase understanding of the development of sexual orientation and gender identity.
|LGBT Youth Scotland: https://www.stonewall.org.uk |
Their goal is to make Scotland the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people. We play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and are a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
The organisations provided above are just a very small sample of resources that are likely available in your area – there are plenty more out there that you should explore at your own pace if you are interested. SWAT makes no representations as to their accurate or relevance to you, and you should always look up specific resources if you are facing a crisis or need professional assistance.