During April and May, we relied heavily on our community for support. Many of you have come forward with your generosity and showed kindness in many forms. Besides connecting with us for mental sustenance, the purchases you have made at our store directly benefited Canadian creators, organizations, and paid for expenses that we are upholding until we reopen. This is why we believe we have the best community.
If you are still looking for ways to help us or other communities in need, or want to wear your pride on your sleeve/shirt/hat this month, look no further! Our Good Gorilla Pride Pin is created to send 50% of its proceeds to Pflag Canada, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their LGBTQ+ children.
LGBTQ+ Organizations We Love
A few (of many!) fun and safe spaces we want to put a spotlight on:
Our neighbour who also resides inside 401 Richmond! An important organization that holds production and exhibition of film made by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people of all ages, races and abilities. Take a look at their upcoming roster of (online) events, films, and competitions.
A queer online dance party!
every 👏 day 👏 of 👏 the 👏 quarantine
9pm-12am EST (plus 4-7pm EST on saturdays!)
Buddies in Bad Times
Queer, Far, Wherever You Are is a digital performance and blog series that are programmed to help bring some quality queer content to the comfort of your homes (er, phones). Over the next couple of months, Buddies’ Instagram will showcase queer artists who will share intimate performances from their homes — from burlesque to readings, and DJ sets to makeup tutorials.
Tegan and Sara Foundation
Their COVID-19 response has granted more than $28,000 to grassroots organizations that are supporting the LGBTQ+ community through the pandemic. The link above has resources for mental health, healthcare access, risks for LGBTQ+ people, and other positive content.