Pride Month: 5 Youth Organizations To Volunteer For

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Pride Month, we've created a roundup of five youth-oriented organizations worth getting involved with.

Pride Month: 5 Youth Organizations To Volunteer For

You probably know that June is Pride Month, but do you know the history of why? The month of June was chosen for LGBTQ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which occurred at the end of June in 1969. In the 50 years since, there’s been significant progress made toward equal rights, but to achieve true equity, there’s a lot more work to be done.

We created dote to give Genz a place where they feel safe and comfortable expressing themselves. We continually strive to build a community that promotes and celebrates diversity and equality. So in honor of Pride Month, we’ve created a roundup of five youth-oriented organizations worth getting involved with. Here’s a breakdown:  

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Organization: The Trevor Project

What It Is: The Trevor Project is an American non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. You can learn more about how The Trevor Project got started here.

How to Get Involved: Check out The Trevor Project’s volunteering opportunities to explore how you can help end suicide among LGBTQ youth.

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Organization: Human Rights Campaign

What It Is: The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

How to Get Involved: Become a volunteer.

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Organization: It Gets Better Project

What It Is: The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.

How to Get Involved: Take the pledge or share your story.

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Organization: True Colors United

What It Is: True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people. In the United States, 4.2 million youth experience homelessness each year, with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth 120% more likely to experience homelessness than their non-LGBTQ peers. True Colors United is committed to changing that.

How to Get Involved: Join the Learning Community.

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Organization: Trans Youth Equality Foundation

What It Is: The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy, and support for transgender children, youth, and their families. Its mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators, and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children.

How to Get Involved: Become a volunteer.