June is Pleasure month, a phenomenal alternative to deal with how we are able to all be supporting the LGBTQ group. However typically, there is usually a monotony to custom, and it may be straightforward to undergo the motions with out a lot intention or motion. As a substitute, this Pleasure, problem your self to transcend the handy platitude of “love is love,” and recommit to preventing for the tangible fairness and security of LBGTQ folks. We nonetheless stay in a rustic the place folks aren’t all the time free to soundly categorical their gender, the place household planning for queer and transgender households is policed at each stage, and the place isolation and houselessness disproportionately impacts LGBTQ of us. We can not permit an abundance of rainbow merchandise to pinkwash these points, and it’s vital that in our celebration of Pleasure, we don’t erase these continued fights for equality.
One place to start out is within the tales you’re studying as we speak and every single day. Head to your native LGTBQ-owned retailer and seize a e book that may develop your understanding of gender, sexuality, and the way we are able to create a world the place everyone