As you may be aware, June is Pride Month! Pride Month provides us with the space to celebrate and reflect on the importance of the LGBTQ+ community.
Traffickers frequently target members of the LBGTQ+ community, recognizing and exploiting their need for a safe place to live, an income, and loving community. When a community rejects LGBTQ+ people, it leaves them vulnerable to trafficking. It’s estimated that about 7% of youth in the United States are LGBTQ, while 40% of youth experiencing homelessness are LGBTQ.
LGBTQ+ adults are twice as likely than the general population to have experienced homelessness in their lifetime.
As members of this society, we have the power to encourage self-love and build community acceptance to help keep them safe. Embracing the LGBTQ+ community is fighting human trafficking.
Pride Month honors the progress the LGBTQ+ community has made and amplifies underrepresented voices while recognizing how far we still need to go. It is filled with parties, parades, and celebrations. If you’re planning on attending a Pride event or if you simply want to support the community, think about getting Pride merchandise from small, ethical businesses!
MeUndies believes that by creating the best basics they can help fuel authentic self-expression and create a more thoughtful and accepting world! Each purchase at MeUndies helps fight conformity and fosters acceptance through MeUndies partnership with organizations focused on lifting systemic barriers. Shop their 2021 Pride Collection!
Check out one of these shops that produces ethically made Pride gear or find another local, small, ethical business to support! Happy Pride Month!