The LGBT community is vibrant, beautiful and diverse. We also have a unique set of challenges and needs. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth are at a significantly higher risk for bullying, homelessness, depression, substance abuse, and suicide.
Safe spaces as a concept began in the 60s and 70s to describe spaces that gave women distance from men and patriarchal thought. Half a century later, they are still created for people to be free to exist without threat of discrimination or judgement. In a world that is allowed to be openly bias against LGBT people – sometimes within their own home – safe spaces offer solace and hope.
Pride Talks is a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people, and allies, and we are dedicated to aligning with businesses, organizations, and individuals who actively support the LGBT community.
If you or someone you know needs help, you are not alone.
For free, confidential crisis counseling, call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
For further information and resources, call, click or message the following:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Medical Association
GLSEN Safe Space
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
US: (877) 565-8860
Canada: (877) 330-6366
The Trevor Project
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