In past years, I’ve written here about what Pride means to me as a gay man, as a CEO, as a person who loves spending time in nature, and the intersection of all of those things.
It isn’t about me though: the ongoing movement for full LGBTQ+ equality, the effort to reclaim nature for all of us, and the counterculture of carving out more free time are not individual pursuits to achieve individual ends, but collective efforts — large and small, loud and quiet, public and private — to create a better and more just world.
And so, this month we’re celebrating Pride by spotlighting our LGBTQ+ guests, creators, and community. Additionally we’ll be donating to the three organizations highlighted below. We hope you will join us in championing their efforts.
Wild Diversity was created to provide a safe space and sense of belonging in the outdoors for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. They host trips, provide outdoor education programs and facilitate community workshops.
It Gets Better Project
A nonprofit that uplifts, empowers, and connects LGBTQ+ youth through the power of storytelling.
Created by the owner of Pulse Nightclub, the foundation funds a memorial, a museum, educational programs, and legacy scholarships.