This Pride month marks 52 years since the Stonewall Riots in New York, and as in many countries homophobia is starting to diminish, other countries are enforcing stricter rules and prejudices against the LGBTQIA+ community. If you want to show your support this year by donating to a charity, we have compiled a list of charities to the support the community this June (and all year, of course!)
Based in Manchester, the LGBT Foundation launched in 1975, which delivers advice, support and information services lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. They are currently running an Equality Wins campaign to ensure all LGBT people feel welcome and accepted.
National Aids trust
NAT is the UK’s HIV rights charity, who aim to stop HIV from standing in the way of health, dignity and equality and to end new HIV transmissions.
UK Black Pride
UKBP is Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean-heritage LGBTQ+. This year UK Black Pride celebrations will take place between Friday 2nd July – Sunday 4th July.
Founded 30 years ago Stonewall Equality fights for inclusive communities, schools and workplaces across Britain, they aim to create a world where LGBTQ+ people are free to be.
The Proud Trust
The Proud Trust is a charity with supports LGBTQ+ youths. They organise LGBT Youth Groups and offers LGBT awareness training.
Hidayah means “guidance” in Arabic, the organisation offers projects, activities, advice and welfare specifically for for LGBTQI+ Muslims.
MindOut provides mental health services run by and for the LGBTQIA+ community. Its primary focus is on supporting those in crisis through legal guidance, counselling and access to peer networks. They aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities.
House Of Rainbow
House of Rainbow works to empower members of the BAME LGBTQIA+ community by making society safer for all. House of Rainbow provides one to one support, group gatherings and training workshops for members of LGBTQIA+ and have a faith.
Pride In London
Although its iconic annual parade may be delayed until September this year, Pride in London will still be hosting talks, open mics, and quizzes virtually and in person throughout this month (and beyond).
Gendered Intelligence supports young trans people up until the age of 25. They aim to increase gender diversity and improve trans people’s quality of lives.
AKT supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the uk who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. They guide young people into safe homes and employment, education or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates LGBTQ+ identities.