Another day, another peaceful protest... #blacklivesmatter#pups4blm thank you to the organizers who made sure it was peaceful and safe - the masks and gloves were distributed at each park entry and they also shared water and snacks with protesters. I think it’s worth mentioning since we only see negative coverage on tv. I, also, saw people giving out 🌹 🌹 🌹 ➡️ my friend Timmy was with me as seen on the 3rd slide @gangsofnewyorkie
While bringing joy into your feeds is always one of my main goals, this Pride Month I also want to highlight important organizations and individuals within the LGBTQ+ communities.
First up is @trevorproject! From their website: “The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.”
Head over to @trevorproject’s blog to read more about their support for black LGBTQ youth: “Over the last several days, The Trevor Project has been supporting Black LGBTQ youth in crisis expressing a wide range of emotions over the senseless and unjust violence against Black Americans. No matter where you’re located, it’s possible that these current events are impacting your mental health in ways you might not realize.
Black LGBTQ young people hold multiple marginalized identities. Under the minority stress model, experiences of discrimination, rejection, threats, and violence are compounded, and can lead to negative mental health outcomes. In addition, we know from our research that despite Black LGBTQ youth having similar rates of mental health disparities to all LGBTQ youth, they are significantly less likely to receive professional care..”
For additional information & resources follow @trevorproject or call 1-866-488-7386. They’re available 24/7 to help.