As an organization that serves youth within the LGBTQIA+ community, part of our mission of making the world a more inclusive place involves amplifying the voices of other organizations who also support these individuals. This Pride Month, show your support to the following organizations who are making a difference in the world and take a look through these helpful resources if you are in need or know someone who is.
Boston Allegiance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth (BAGLY)
BAGLY is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community. Between pride nights, block parties, parades, conferences, and more, their calendar shares helpful events for all to attend throughout June and beyond.
Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts (TEF)
TEF provides assistance for low-income and homeless transgender people living in Massachusetts, offering drop-in groups in Boston and Worcester and providing lots of direct aid to folks who need it.
Know Your Rights Workshop: Queerness and Disability Justice with Lavender-Cygnet de Julia
This 13-minute YouTube video, created by Lavender-Cygnet de Julia, educates viewers on the intersection of queerness and disability, specifically disability justice. Queerness and disability have a few things in common, with the biggest one being access, the right to move freely and peacefully within society.
Youth-Centered Conversation on the Intersection of Being LGBTQIA+ and Autistic from SAYiT, an LGBTQIA+ youth organization in Sheffield, UK
SAYiT, an LGBTQIA+ youth organization in Sheffield, UK, interviewed young people with disabilities in the LGBTQIA+ community about their experiences. As one youth shared, “I found that being both LGBT and disabled is quite difficult, is quite confusing, cause you’ve got two things to really accept and figure out about yourself. It’s quite hard to pinpoint which part of your identity fits with what. It is hard to not get confused about it.”
Sky Cubacub (They/Them/Xe/Xem) Designs Pride Outfits for Queer and Trans Disabled Bodies in Chicago
Sky Cubacub owns Rebirth Garments, where they design and handmake one-of-a-kind outfits and accessories for queer and trans disabled people. This video shares an inside look into their Chicago studio to show what the process is like of creating a custom piece from start to finish.
Does Pride Exclude Disabled People? by Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
Jessica Kellgren-Fozard filmed a video to further explain how and why pride excludes disabled people. If you are looking to educate yourself further on this topic, Jessica hosts an insightful conversation about it.
PYD’s Course, The Intersection of Disability, Gender, and Sexuality
We’re offering our course–The Intersection of Disability, Gender, and Sexuality–for free this month! Sign up for it today to learn the ways in which disability interrelates and impacts how someone experiences gender and sexuality.
Which organization(s) are you proud to support not only this month but every month? Leave your answer in the comments below.