Orlando nightclub, Pulse, and the LBGTQ community were shaken with last week's shooting. Celebrate the lives of those lost by going to an event near you.
In case you live under a rock, a mass shooting took place at the gay nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando Florida this past weekend. News stations everywhere have been lit up by global candle vigils and the faces of fallen nightclub attendees - many of which were young, LGBTQ, and not white.
Social media has been very loud about the different ways to support the families and loved ones of survivors as well as those who were not so lucky. There is currently a GoFundMe account seeking to raise $6.0M, and has already achieved raising $4,529,192 of that goal.
But there are other ways you can stand with the LGBTQ+ community - as a fellow member or supportive ally. At Pride Marches all over the world, people will be coming together to commemorate those lost at Pulse Night Club last weekend. If you’re looking for a more personalized way of helping those still with us heal (and reminding them of their strength!), then get out and march!
Schedule: June 17th - Pre-Pride Party, June 18th - Coventry Pride and Walk for Pride, June 19th - Coventry Pride
Donate to Coventry Pride here.
Schedule: June 17th - Pre Pride Party and An Evening with Christopher Biggins, June 18th - Parade and Festival + After Parties
You can support York Pride by purchasing merchandise from their website.
Schedule: June 16th - The Pink Triangle, June 17th - Knees Up Comedy Night, June 18th - Parade
Donate to Portsmouth Pride not-for-profit here.
Schedule: June 22nd - Opening Party, June 23rd - Political Debate, June 24th - Pride Cabaret and Girlie Circuit, June 25th - Parade and Pride Village, June 26th - Ceremony of Remembrance
Make a donation to BeLonG To Youth Services to support Dublin’s LGBT youth population.
Schedule: June 16th - Pride Party and Gay Professional Network Event, June 17th - Pride Ride and London Lesbian History Tour, June 18th - Baltic Pride and Rooftop BBQ and Wine Tasting, June 19th - Pride Bottomless Brunch, JUne 20th - Secret Soho Saucy Tours and Nunhead Pride Minifest, June 21st - Without Borders LGBTQ+ Conference and Chipotle Fundraiser for Pride, June 22nd - Gala Dinner and iLove, June 23rd - Understanding Pathways of Social Change and Queer’Say, June 24th - Purple Pride and LGBTQ Tour, June 25th - Parade in London and Pride in Soho, June 26th - Pride in the Park and Trans Pride Tea Dance
Help Pride in London provide a support network for LGBT+ community members by making a donation.
Schedule: July 1st-3rd - various live performances and festivals
Support North Wales pride by buying tickets to their 3 day long event.
Schedule for July 2nd: 12-5 PM - Vendor Market and Support Groups, 2-8 PM - Live Entertainment, 8 PM - After Party at Louie’s Liquor Store
Help Huddersfield Pride grow by donating to their JustGiving campaign.
Schedule: July 8th - The Triangle, July 9th - Parade and The Bandstand, July 10th - The Triangle
You can buy your wristband needed to enter the festival here.
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