The Brave Heart Foundation (@braveheartfop_) — A nonprofit organization, helping #LGBTQ youth to safe housing, healthcare and education.
#PrideMonthFACTS How do people celebrate LGBT Pride Month? LGBT Pride Month events draw millions of participants from around the world each year. Today, the month-long celebrations include pride parades, marches, parties, concerts, workshops and symposiums across the nation. Memorials are also often held for members of the LGBT community who have lost their lives to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. #BraveHeartFOP#pridemonth#lgtb#lgtbq#pride#lovewins#loveislove#fromtraumatotriumph
#Repost@hornet • • • • • #Mumbai Pride takes place every year in the capital of #India’s state of Maharashtra, but #MumbaiPride 2019 was truly one for the record books. Having taken place over this past weekend, on Saturday, Feb. 2, the annual event saw its biggest crowds ever, with an estimated 15,000 people who took to the streets. #pride#lgbt
In 2015, Vanessa Ford’s 4-year-old came out as transgender. Ford says she was lucky to have a strong support network and an understanding school, but she was still a little overwhelmed. Even though she had spent 14 years as an educator at D.C. Public Schools, she realized there was a lot she still didn’t know, such as how to make a support plan for her daughter Ellie. Now a board member for the National Center for Transgender Equality, she’s sharing hers and 8-year-old Ellie’s story at conferences, teacher trainings and in outlets like the Washington Post. 'At a time when 7 in 10 LGBTQ students face bullying, they shared startling statistics on the unique impacts felt by transgender students—but also how schools can build more inclusive and supportive environments.' 》Tap the link on bio to read《 #BraveHeartFOP#fromtraumatotriumph#lgbt#lgbtq
#Repost@thatawkwardgay • • • • • Just a little reminder: you are valid. You matter💓🏳️🌈 • #lgbt#lgbtq#lgbtqi#lgbtpride#lgbtqpride#gay#gaypride#gayboy#lesbian#bi#bisexual#pansexual#nonbinary#pride#genderfluid#trans#transgender#loveislove#asexual#queer#lgbtcommunity#equality#lovewins
#PrideMonthFACTS Pride wasn’t always called Pride. Pride parades weren’t always called Pride parades. When early Pride events started, they were more militant, and were more often referred to as marches. “Gay Liberation” or “Gay Freedom” were more common names for those marches. As militancy slowly decreased in the 1980s and 1990s, events moved toward a parade-structure and the “Pride” language. #BraveHeartFOP#pridemonth#LGBTQ#pride#fromtraumatotriumph
#PrideMonthFACTS For the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in 1994, Gilbert Baker was commissioned to make the world’s largest rainbow flag. The flag used the six-stripe design that’s popular today, and measured thirty feet wide. The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed it as the largest flag in the world, but it has since lost the title. Baker made another giant rainbow flag in 2003 that stretched a mile and a quarter across Key West, Florida. #BraveHeartFOP#pridemonth#LGBTQ#pride#fromtraumatotriumph
#Repost@huffpostqueervoices • • • • • If you think trans rights are a “distraction,” you’re part of the problem. → Yesterday, the U.S. Defense Department signed a memo that would enforce limitations on transgender people serving in the military. The policy will take effect on April 12 and will bar most transgender individuals from serving if they require hormone treatments or transition surgery. The memo, signed by David Norquist, currently the No. 2 official at the Pentagon, will allow service secretaries to issue waivers on a case-by-case basis. Because of this news, we remember this HuffPost opinion article, written by Talia Lavin, that explains how it is "incumbent upon the left to fight anti-trans animus, which manifests as both visceral loathing and material discrimination, with a roaring surge of protection that demonstrates without ambiguity the justice that our movement seeks." Read the article at the #LinkInBio. // 📸: Getty Images
A Simple Note From A Trans Teen To His Neighbor Proves The Smallest Show Of Support Matters For anyone in a marginalized community, support matters. It's not always possible to get that support from home, so sometimes even the smallest show of solidarity from a stranger can mean the world. For a 15-year old boy who is transgender, that unexpected act of kindness came from a neighbor. Using the Reddit handle HappyNazgul, the neighbor posted a note the boy left, thanking them for their support of the LGBTQ community. 》Tap the link on bio to read《 #BraveHeartFOP#fromtraumatotriumph#lgbt#lgbtq
#Repost@lgbtcenternyc • • • • • Today we reflect on the horrifying act of violence committed against our community three years ago at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We remember those we lost, and are reminded of the vital role safe spaces play for the #LGBTQ community.
#Repost@huffpostqueervoices • • • • • Several American embassies and diplomats are defying the policy and the spirit of the Trump administration’s reported prohibition against flying rainbow colors from embassies in honor of June’s LGBTQ Pride Month. Some embassies are simply ignoring the State Department position, while others are using more creative techniques to boldly display their support for the LGBTQ community. NBC News was the first to report that the State Department was denying all requests to fly the flag from embassy flagpoles. The U.S. embassy in New Delhi was illuminated with rainbow-colored lights, reported The Washington Post, which noted that rainbow-colored flags are still allowed inside embassies. American officials are also making clear that they support the LGBTQ community in other ways. U.S. diplomats in Jerusalem have tweeted photos of themselves at the local March for Pride and Tolerance. The Jerusalem Post reported that the embassy “sent a delegation to the parade to show support. In Nepal, U.S. Ambassador Randy Berry posed with staff members holding a huge “Pride ’19” message. U.S. missions in Seoul as well as in Chennai, India, Santiago, Chile, and Vienna all appear to be flying the flag. U.S, officials in Chennai posted a video of the flag raising and a supportive Pride message. // 📸: Twitter: USAmbNepal
Reposted from @levanabratique - We were excited to welcome Jackie Evancho in the store recently! If you haven't checked out the Braveheart Foundation which her mother runs, then please look into it as it's a wonderful organization we're looking forward to supporting! 💜 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #Jackieevancho#bra#bras#pittsburghwomen#pittsburghbras#pittsburghbrawhisperer#brawhisperer#levanabratique#transformwithlevana#pittsburghfashion#pittsburghpride#Pittsburghcommunity#smallbusiness#womanowned