How To Support The LGBTQ+ Community

Updated: Apr 16

Attend community events

Attend pride parades, celebrations, and community events you can find throughout the year. While the pandemic has put many community events involving the community on hold briefly, there are other ways to show your support even if you cannot be on the frontlines.


Educate yourself

Stay educated on the latest news and information surrounding the community, and do your best to educate others around you as well. There are so many sources out there, from books to articles to guides from nonprofits, as well as movies and documentaries. If you do not know the difference between sex and gender or current related issues, teach yourself before making any presumptuous.


Be vocal

Speak supportively of these people or mention your activism involvement in various settings to normalize talking about and supporting these people and issues. This effort may encourage others to speak up or get more involved.


Make a donation

Do your part by reaching out to organizations that raise awareness, advocate for issues, and ask how you can help. Donating money to organizations that support the community is something you can do from your couch.


Use the correct pronouns

Offer your pronouns (he/him/his, she/her/hers, they/them/theirs, etc.) and respectfully ask someone theirs upon first meeting. This may not seem like a big deal at first, but it can make a world of difference for those coping in the community.


Listen

One of the most prominent and useful things you can do to support the community is to be a great listener. Listen closely when your friends and family members need to vent about their experiences, injustices, or cries for help.