During the month of June, we celebrate Pride Month, and all year round we stand in solidarity with our youth and staff of all sexualities and gender identities. Despite another year in which the traditional public parades and events are not possible, we are still celebrating their LGBTQ+ youth. We honor the individuals throughout our community who are part of the LGBTQ+ community and contribute to our Clubhouse community. We see you, and we would not be who we are without you.
“We see you, and we would not be who we are without you.”
Creating a space that is safe and welcoming to LGBTQ+ youth is paramount. Many LGBTQ+ youth may not be welcome at home or at school and may be subject to bullying and discrimination in those places. They must know that they can bring their true, whole self to The Clubhouse. Around the world, there are still many places where LGBTQ+ identities are criminalized; in the United States and around the world, LGBTQ+ people are subject to legal discrimination and are unprotected from hate crimes. We look forward to the day when LGBTQ+ youth—alongside youth of any marginalized identity—can live their lives honestly, publicly, and free from fear of violence or discrimination. We are grateful to those who have done the work to bring society to where it is today so that we may do this important work.
Safe Space and Artistic Expression Go Hand in Hand
Illustration and design are passions shared by many youth and staff here at The Flagship Clubhouse.
Ceres Orchards has been a member of our Clubhouse community for over 5 years. They created this untitled piece using the Procreate app, a digital illustration software tool made specifically for iPads. Self-expression and powerful technology go hand-in-hand at The Clubhouse.
We are proud to be a space where youth can share their identities and learn new software.
Read more about how other Clubhouses in our Network are celebrating Pride Month.