Pride Month at Die Hard Dice
Happy Pride Month, friends!
Pride month is especially important to us and the members of our team, so, as is tradition, for the month of June we will be donating to charities that serve the LGBTQIA+ community.
This year 20% of the proceeds of all pride products will be divided between two charities, The Trevor Project, and GLSEN.
We're also excited to announce that 100% of the proceeds from our new line of Pride Stickers will also go to these two charities.
GLSEN was founded in 1990 by a group of teachers who wanted to improve the education system to be safe and affirming schools for the LGBTQIA+ community. By providing teaching tools and training to schools, it helps educate and curtail the bullying and discrimination that happens all too often to these children.
To learn more about GLSEN, or to donate directly to them, please visit glsen.org
The Trevor Project was founded in 1998 by the creators of the short film "Trevor". They provide crisis and suicide prevention services to LGBTQIA+ youth under 25. They provide training and resources for the community, and are also focused on research to provide new information to the field of suicidology.
To learn more about the Trevor Project, or to donate directly to them, please visit thetrevorproject.org
Other ways to help
Looking for more ways to help? Great, there are tons of ways! Here are some great resources for both LGBTQIA+ youth, and allies.
Check out The Trevor Project's vast library of information on all topics related to gender identity
Take The Trevor Project's Lifeguard Workshop training course about suicide prevention
Most importantly, just love and watch out for each other.
More about Pride Month
Pride month is national celebration, that was birthed by the Stonewall riots in 1969. It was a watershed moment in LGBTQIA+history and is accredited as the start of the modern gay liberation movement. A year later the first Pride, known as Christopher Street Liberation Day, was in New York as a political demonstration to voice the need for equal rights and protection for LGBTQIA+ people and to recognize the one year anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
As Pride has grown over the years, it has become a fantastic way to celebrate queer life and sexuality, but it is important to remember its roots. Less then 50 years ago, discrimination, violence and brutality were something LGBTQIA+ people faced, and sadly still happens today. Pride is a reminder of that history, and the need for full equality.
To learn more about the Stonewall Riots: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots