To put it simply, Pride Palace is a community of love. And as with every community, we cry, laugh, and learn together. But most importantly, we support each other. So while Black Friday was about purchasing pride products to display that support, Giving Tuesday is all about turning that support into real action. Altruism has been a key part of the LGBTQ+ community since its very beginning, and Pride Palace is committed to upholding these values. From providing free mental health resources to fighting discrimination community, the range of companies and non-profits that Pride Palace supports with monthly donations are key resources for the entire LGBTQ+ community. And by buying any of our products, you support them as well! So here is the list of some of the best organizations fighting for the LGBTQ community!
Black Visions Collective:
This powerful program dedicated to the Black Liberation Movement is working on several campaigns to create a thriving future where black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and oppression is ended. Their work in expanding the power of black people lies mainly in the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota. Their vision includes “delivering mobilization and action goals as part of a national coalition in which Black lives are centered, but it most often looks like visioning and leading targeted collaborative local campaigns that advance a concrete impact for people’s lives here, while also advancing a shift in public narrative that connects to transformative long-term change.”
The Pride Foundation:
The Proud Foundation has worked for more than 30 years on building a more equitable future for the LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities. One of their biggest impacts has been providing grants and scholarships to LGBTQ+, trans and gender diverse people, immigrants, and people of color.
“Every day, Pride Foundation grantees, scholars, and supporters are working to ensure every single person’s humanity is recognized, protected, and valued.”
Among other projects, they also partner with public officials, business partners, and religious leaders to address issues of discrimination in local communities, and have a public advocacy group that focuses on advancing legal equity through education, legislation, and ballot initiatives.
The Trevor Project
This particular initiative fills a uniquely important role within the LGBTQ+ community. Founded in 1998, they have become the leading national organization in providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning people. This life-saving program also conducts research aimed at preventing suicide and offers programs for LGBTQ+ people under 25 who are in need of help.
This fun yet highly impactful startup is the only place where you will find cats speaking in solidarity and providing information about marginalized people. The organization makes use of cat animations represented by advocates and draws attention to key societal issues. Go check it out for yourself:
So during this Giving Tuesday, remember that what makes us a community is our willingness to help one another. Whether it is financial donations, or simply being there for your loved ones when they need you the most, altruism makes us who we are. Stay posted for our upcoming article on mental health!