You could celebrate Pride this year by supporting or getting involved with local LGBTQ+ charities and schemes. This doesn’t have to be donations, although they’d be welcome, but you could show your support via their social media or even by attending one of their events. Here are some of those charities and causes...
A group celebrating queer culture, through creating events such as a drag king show, ‘The Kingdom Come’ and queer cabaret show ‘A Reyt Queer Do’, helping to provide a platform for talented people within the community. They also provide workshops that explore drag king and gender performance as well as gender awareness training for organisations, helping them to better meet the needs of employees, customers, and clients. Visit their website here and check out their Twitter page here.
A Sheffield based charity helping LGBTQ+ young people as well as tackling discrimination and supporting those affected by HIV. They provide support, education, social opportunities as well as training for organisations to raise awareness and improve knowledge. Visit their website here and check out their Twitter page here.
Sheffield’s LGBTQ+ Choir, singing to promote well-being and belonging. Made up of people from all walks of life coming together in the name of Pride. Visit their website here and check out their Twitter page here.
An award-winning Sheffield based film production and social enterprise company. E.D.E.N Film Productions work with the LGBTQ+ community, putting on filmmaking workshops, events and screenings. They’re also organisers of ‘Transforming Cinema’, a trans focused film festival that aims to uplift the voices and work of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Visit their website here and check out their Twitter page here.
A scheme ran with Sheffield United Football team, dedicated to promoting inclusivity for LGBTQ+ people in sport. They hold various community sports events, such as the Sheffield Rainbow Laces Tournament and Cup, all of which aim to help make sports more inclusive. Visit their website here and check out their Twitter page here.
For more on Pride month, see here.