Ways to Support the LGBTQ+ Community

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Happy Pride Month! Because it’s the month of June, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about ways that we can celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community.

First, it’s really important to educate ourselves and show those around us that we’re interested in the issues they’re passionate about. Knowing the history behind this community, along with being informed about non-profit organizations, is an amazing way to spread the love.

Second, using inclusive language and respecting other people’s wishes is a small way to make a big difference. Making sure that everyone feels comfortable and respected is important for moving forward.

Lastly, we should not stereotype others. This is crucial to supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Just because someone comes out doesn’t mean they will necessarily fit the stereotype that follows. There is diversity in the community, and it’s important that we all remember that.

Making everyone feel safe in our community is a must for our future. I hope this article served as a good reminder so we can do just that.