As someone who is not part of the LGBTQIA+ community, I make a conscious effort during Pride Month to take a supportive role by creating space for the voices and experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community to take center stage and be amplified.
However, as an ally and business owner, I recognize the importance of utilizing my platform to actively support the LGBTQIA+ community, especially in the face of prevailing anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation.
In light of recent developments, corporations and brands have faced mounting pressure to remove pride merchandise from their stores and to discontinue openly showing support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
However, we stand firm in our unwavering commitment to advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, regardless of any backlash faced by anti-LGBTQIA+ individuals.
The presence of LGBTQIA+ individuals and narratives in media and everyday experiences possesses the remarkable ability to reshape perspectives, mold societal norms, and foster empathy.
By consciously ensuring visibility and representation for these community members, we pave a clear path towards attaining universal acceptance and embracing the LGBTQIA+ community in its entirety.
In celebration of today's Indy Pride Festival, we're donating 100% of today's profits to The Trevor Project.
The Trevor Project provides Crisis Support and advocacy for LGBTQIA+ youth.