Each Tuesday during Pride Month, we will be highlighting & donating to an organization that is making a positive impact in the LGBTQ+ community. Join us in supporting their work and celebrating their teams!
What Pride Means to Us
At the heart of every community is a deep-rooted sense of belonging. At Chaordix, we recognize that throughout history, and still today, not everyone has felt welcomed or accepted. Because of this, we wanted to highlight some of the organizations in our community that are working to make sure that everyone feels like they belong.
Rainbow Railroad is global not-for-profit organization that helps LGTBQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics. As a result of Rainbow Railroad, more LGBTQI+ individuals will be able to access lives free from persecution. Since their founding in 2006, they've helped over 1,600 LGBTQI+ individuals find safety through emergency relocation and other forms of assistance.
For more information on Rainbow Railroad click here.
Trans Lifeline is a grassroots non-profit organization that is dedicated to offering both emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis. It connects trans people to the community, support, and resources needed to survive and thrive. Trans Lifeline was founded in 2014 in response to how discrimination results in increased suicidality among trans people, and since then has answered over 100,000 crisis calls, dispersed $1,002,071 in funds, and trained over 600 operators. Trans Lifeline is for the trans community, by the trans community.
For more information visit Trans Lifeline.
Center for Black Equity
Center for Black Equity is dedicated to improving the lives of black LGBTQ+ people on a global scale. They help improve equity in three key areas: economic, social, and health. Their mission is to promote a multinational LGBTQ+ network dedicated to improving health and wellness opportunities, economic empowerment, and equal rights while promoting individual and collective work, responsibility, and self-determination.
You can find out more about their initiatives and Pride events here.
Centre for Sexuality
Centre for Sexuality is a nationally recognized, community-based organization delivering programs and services that work to normalize sexuality and sexual health across the lifespan. Their work focuses on three areas: healthy bodies, healthy relationships, and healthy communities and aims to normalize sexual health in Alberta. They offer a number of LGBTQ2S+ initiatives including free counselling for LGBTQ2S+ people of all ages, training workshops, and Camp fYrefly, a leadership retreat for LGBTQ2S+ youth.