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June Cause: LGBTQA Youth

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June is LGBTQA Pride Month (the A is newer—it stands for asexual, ally, advocate or all). While there’s a lot to be proud of, there are still many ways we can support LBGTQA youth. Here’s our list of what to read, watch, do, give and buy to lend a helping hand. Have other ideas? We want to know—hook us up with a comment, please!

READ: Looking to lounge on the beach with a page-turner? Read The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman and The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson.

WATCH: Feeling a movie marathon to beat the heat? Tune into any (or all) of these choices: The Way He Looks, How to Survive a Plague, Paris is Burning, For the Bible Tells Me So, The Celluloid Closet, Moonlight, and Geography Club.

DO: Time to break out all the color in your wardrobe! Wear rainbow, find your local Pride parade or march, or urge your local governor to support trans students by writing a letter. You can find regional and virtual ways to volunteer, too!

GIVE: Check out some of the incredible causes we’ve worked with that support LGBTQA youth: GLAAD, True Colors Fund, Equality NC, Equality Texas and Human Rights Campaign. What are your favorite organizations that support equality?

BUY: Spend while giving back by shopping at Blue Stockings Boutique, Revel and Riot, Tie the Knot and LALGBT Center. We might be a little biased, but we have some pretty cool exclusive Omaze t-shirts that support a variety of causes benefiting LGBTQA rights too…

Neil Patrick Harris’ “Love is Magic” Shirt
Human Rights Campaign’s “With Love” Shirt
Equality Texas’ “You Can Pee Next to Me” Shirt

Did we miss your favorite thing to read, watch, do, give and buy to support LBGTQA youth? Share it with us in the comments.

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