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4 Ways to Support LGBTQ+ Communities

June 26, 2023, The Association

As Pride Month comes to a close, we want to remind you that supporting and celebrating LGBTQ+ communities continues year-round. Following are four ideas for actions that can be taken on an individual or organizational level.

Support queer-owned businesses

Here are suggestions for national businesses, and you also may wish to keep handy this list of best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality as a potential way to determine what vendors/companies you do business with. And of course, don’t forget the LGBTQ+-owned businesses in your own backyard.

Pay attention to anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and support the groups and politicians who are against it

The Human Rights Campaign has comprehensive resources.

Educate yourself on corporate spending and divest from duplicitous companies

Support queer leaders and LGBTQ+ creators

To get you started, peruse these lists of openly LGBTQ+ world leaders and 50 top Instagram influencers. Do a Google search to learn more. What about your local leaders?

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