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Pride is never over – here are five ways that you can stay involved year round.

1. Listen – A few podcasts featuring LGBTQ+ voices that offer insight and perspective, giving listeners a space to learn and recognize ways in which they can support the community

2. Use Your Voice

  • Speak out against homophobia, transphobia and anti-LGBTQ+ harassment and discrimination
  • Respectfully ask for and use people’s correct pronouns
  • Verbalize your love and support for your friends, family and community

3. Do the Reading – A few LGBTQ+ book titles that offer a historical perspective

4. Donate

  • Human Rights Campaign – The nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization, envisioning a world where LGBTQ people are ensured equality at home, work and in every community
  • Equality Illinois – The state’s largest LGBTQ civil rights advocacy program
  • AIDS Foundation Chicago – Aspires to create a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive, and there will be no new HIV cases
  • Lambda Legal – The oldest and largest national legal organization working for the civil rights of LGBTQ people and everyone living with HIV
  • Black AIDS Institute – Mission to stop the HIV epidemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing black institutions and individuals

5. Volunteer

  • Broadway Youth Center – A safe and affirming space for Chicago youth 12-24 of all gender expressions and identities, free HIV/STI testing, drop-in, educational programs and resources
  • Chicago House – Providing housing, health and employment support to individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS as well as the most vulnerable in our LGBTQ+ communities
  • Affinity Community Services – A social justice organization for Black LGBTQ+ people on Chicago’s South Side
  • Center on Halsted – The Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ people of Chicagoland
  • Brave Space Alliance – A Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ center working on the South Side of Chicago