While Pride Month is a time to celebrate individuality and love, this year comes with a sense of urgency. In 2022, we are about to see a record number of anti-LGBTQ bills adopted in the United States, largely targeting transgender youth. A recent GLAAD study found that six in 10 LGBTQ people experienced discrimination based on their sexuality or gender identity, which is a 13% increase from last year.
It is important to educate ourselves, to fight for equality for all and to include all identities. Donate to places like ACLU, SAGEand the Project Trevor. Speak out against homophobia and transphobia if you see it and actively work to help make your community a safer space.
If you’re hoping to show your support by buying from LGBTQ-owned brands, start here for some of the best beauty products available. While buying from LGBTQ-owned brands is certainly a band-aid solution to a significant systemic problem, it’s something tangible to do to show support this Pride month.