#BeKind21: Support LGBTQIA+ Youth

September 18, 2021
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Today’s #BeKind21 message is from The Ally Coalition.

At The Ally Coalition, we work to provide support for organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth and raise awareness about the systemic inequalities LGBTQIA+ populations face.

This generation of young people is engaged, hopeful, diverse, and ready to build a kinder world where all are affirmed for who they are, celebrated for their similarities and differences, and connected with the resources they need to survive and thrive.

Across the U.S., states are introducing anti-trans legislation targeting youth. Transgender and gender non-conforming young people are already subject to harassment and bullying, and experience higher rates of family rejection, homelessness and mental health challenges.

Each of us today has the power, rooted in kindness, to remind trans youth they are welcome in their communities, to show trans youth we are here to protect them, and to reaffirm to trans youth that who they are is wonderful and they are needed in this world.

Your kindness challenge today: Read this article about three ways you can support Trans youth today (and put those ideas into practice!). And sign up for The Ally Coalition’s newsletter to learn about how you can support LGBTQIA+ youth.

In Kindness,

The Ally Coalition

P.S. Invite someone to join the challenge: bornthisway.foundation/bekind21.

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