“If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?”

— RuPaul

We Celebrate Pride Month with Pride

While this month represents the Pride movement, we want to acknowledge the pain and suffering in the Black community. Insidesource commits to listening. We commit to learning. We stand by and with you. Black lives matter.

No social or human rights movement exists in a vacuum. The interconnection and overlap of social identities such as race, gender, sexuality, and class create interdependent systems of discrimination. The Black Lives Matter movement, although not new, has gained powerful and meaningful momentum close to the anniversary of Stonewall Uprising in June of 1969. This was the start of the gay rights movement. Marsha P. Johnson, a black transgender woman, and Sylvia Rivera, a Puerto Rican transgender woman, were on the frontlines of this movement.

We honor those who fought for the freedoms of so many, making immeasurable impacts on the world. We stand by and support those who still face these discriminations.

Pride month will look a little different this year. While we won’t be parading in the streets, we can have conversations, share resources, and we can continue learning. Here are just a few great organizations to learn more about and support, if you are able.

National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Therapists – A healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color

Black LGBTQAI+ Migrant Project (BLMP) @officialblmp – Provides cash assistance to Black LGBTQ+ migrants and first generation people dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

Black Trans Femmes in the Arts @btfacollective – A collective of Black trans women and non-binary femmes who are dedicated to creating space for Black trans femmes in the arts.

(F)EMPOWER @fempowermia – Queer culture shifters creating a radical feminist awakening in Miami, FL.

metaDEN @meta.den – A healing incubator curated by and for people of color, centering on queer, trans and gender-non-conforming people.