LOVE WHO YOU WANT TO LOVE.
Q2 PRIDE - LGBTQ
PRIDE is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ community and parades take place across the globe during the month of June. We felt it was important to highlight the importance of PRIDE by supporting an LGBTQ charity in Q2.
We were shocked to learn that in 76 countries, homosexuality is illegal. Imagine being criminalised - purely based on who you love. Around 1,500 LGBTQ refugees from these countries come to the UK every year. Sadly because of their sexuality, they are often still not safe when they arrive in the UK.
Our chosen charity, Microrainbow, reports that many are subjected to abuse in refugee accommodation by other homophobic refugees, rejected by their ethnic communities and live in poverty or isolation and many often become homeless. Mental health issues are commonplace for these people given the trauma they have gone through.
No human should have to face this level of discrimination because of their sexuality. Microrainbow helps this vulnerable group by funding:
- Emergency accommodation for LGBTQ people who are homeless and in urgent need of housing
- Helping with the utility bills for providing safe housing for an LGBTQ person seeking safety
- Transport for a refugee to attend Micro Rainbow’s employability workshops or job interviews
We love the work that Microrainbow does as it transforms lives and in many cases will likely save lives. We are proud to support them and the incredible work they do.