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InterPride February 2022 Newsletter

Silence to Solidarity Global Concert

Join us Saturday, March 19, 2022

While you still don’t want to miss the Silence to Solidarity Global Concert this March, you don’t have to wait until then to donate! The funds raised will go towards our Legacy Fund, Solidarity Fund, and Scholarship Fund. All of which are used to support the global LGBTQIA+ community.

To learn more about where these funds go and to make a donation, visit https://tinyurl.com/InterPrideS2S or text “S2S” to 44–321. And be sure to join us Saturday, March 19th, 2022, for 90 minutes of fun-filled entertainment and inspirational stories! The Concert will begin at 2:00 PM PST | 5:00 PM EST | 9:00 PM GMT. Click here to learn more.

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Find events this month on the Pride Calendar
  • NERP (Region 6) Conference hosted by Allentown, PA, USA, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. March 10–13, 2022
  • Region 12 Spring Conference — March 11–13, 2022. Host: CSD Deutschland. Location: Göttingen, Germany
  • Canada Pride 2022 hosted by Winnipeg, Canada: May 27 — June 5, 2022
  • UK Pride 2022 hosted by Northern Pride: July 22–24, 2022
  • EuroPride 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia: September 12–18, 2022
  • InterPride General Meeting & World Conference 2022 hosted by Guadalajara Pride: October 27–30, 2022
  • WorldPride 2023 hosted in Sydney, Australia: February 17 — March 5, 2023
  • EuroPride 2023 hosted in Valletta, Malta: September 7–17, 2023
  • UK Pride 2023 hosted by Weston-super-Mare Pride: (July 1–2, 2023)
  • EuroPride 2024 hosted in Thessaloniki, Greece: August 2024
  • WorldPride 2025 — Host: Kaohsiung Pride Taipei, Taiwan. Oct 24 — Nov 2, 2025.

Donor Circle & Partnership Opportunities
Are you interested in our Donor Circle or Partnership Opportunities? Reach out, and we can discuss these very exciting programs with you!

Questions about our programs? Please feel free to email donate@interpride.org.

Click here to Donate to InterPride

Want to add your event to the Pride Calendar? Let us know what your Pride plans are!

Summary of Findings

InterPride’s mission is to empower Pride organizations worldwide. The goal of InterPride is to bring together Pride organizations as well as regional, national, and local Pride networks to support global coordination of Pride efforts. To inform the development of the Strategic Plan an in-depth stakeholder consultation process was undertaken in 2021. This approach aimed to ensure that future directions for InterPride are developed in an informed, collaborative, and participatory process from the bottom-up. Click Here to read more.

Rainbow Racism Webinar Series: First Nations Navigation of Biases in Queer Spaces

Russell Weston will lead a discussion on First Nations’ Navigation of Biases in Queer Spaces on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 11:00 PM EST; Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 2:00 PM AEST. During this discussion, First Nations members will open up about their experiences and how we move forward. The webinar will be a 40-minute session, with 20 minutes for Q&A and discussions. Register here.

Webinar: Afghan Refugee Crisis: How Rainbow Railroad Is Making An Impact

The webinar will be hosted by Dane Bland, Director of Development and Communications, and Devon Matthews, Director of Programs. We will focus on the challenges LGBTQI+ Afghans face after the Taliban take over, the challenges RR faces trying to get folks out of the country, as well as the lack of international support. Register here.

InterPod by InterPride Podcast

Content warning: the following episode contains sensitive material such as depression and suicide ideation.

The InterPride podcast series, InterPod, is proud to launch our 6th episode, State of Global Affairs: Conversion Myth, Marriage Equality, and Pandemic Struggles. The LGBTQIA+ community has come a long way in the fight for acceptance. Our voices matter and will be heard. Many of our LGBTQIA+ community members have fought for decades for the right to be seen and heard. Want to hear new episodes monthly? Subscribe here!

Have your say on the 2023 WorldPride Human Rights Conference

Thank you to everyone across the world who has taken the Sydney WorldPride Human Rights Conference survey so far.

If you still haven’t already done so, now’s your chance to let Sydney know: What would make the Conference engaging and empowering for you and our communities? Which subjects are important to address? Click here to let them know!

Making Sydney WorldPride accessible and inclusive

Sydney WorldPride 2023 wants to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. With that goal, they are developing a Disability Inclusion Action Plan.

They value the expertise and lived experiences of members of our communities. Visit the link below to take a brief survey that will help guide their Action Plan. You can also express your interest in joining their Disability Working Group. Click Here to learn more.

In Case You Missed It!

Biggest news hits from January 2022.

India

India’s National Medical Commission has ordered publishers to update the medical curriculum to represent the LGBTQIAPlus community more accurately and scientifically. Including labeling homosexuality as a disorder.

Lithuania

Lithuanian lawmakers have passed a law allowing transgender persons to legally alter their names without undergoing surgery or other invasive measures.

Rainbow Racism Webinar Series

A multigenerational discussion about systemic racism within queer spaces. Watch the video here.

InterPride’s New Official Store Is LIVE!

In 2022, Queerencia will manage InterPride’s official online store and become a member-benefit partner. Queerencia and InterPride’s goal is to teach others about Queer history, promote equality, and build more inclusive settings where everyone may be their authentic selves through this relationship.

NOTCH. The Mark Of Achievement.

Your Story, With Pride. Choose your NOTCH Charm from the collection, then add it to a NOTCH Bracelet, Loop or Tale if you don’t already have one. Learn More!

Log onto Smile.Amazon.com, search for and select InterPride, then every time you shop .5% of your purchase goes directly to InterPride.

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