Written by Tati Guardado, Summer Intern with One Degree
San Francisco Pride is this weekend (June 23-24)! The Pride parade celebrates the LGBTQ+ community and the fight to express one’s authentic self. Let’s celebrate and remember how it all started.
One of the founders of Pride was Marsha P. Johnson, a black transgender women who was a leader in the Stonewall riots. These riots occurred after police harassed patrons at the New York City Stonewall gay bar in June 1969. Pride marches sprouted from these riots, providing a space for members of the LGBTQ+ community facing discrimination both in society and in their own LGBTQ+ communities.
Members of the LGBTQ+ community, specifically transgender and gender non-conforming people of color, face more discrimination and are often excluded from the history of Pride. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reported that “72 percent of the victims of LGBTQ or HIV-motivated hate violence homicides in 2013 were transgender women, and 67 percent were transgender women of color”.
Marsha P. Johnson was a radical leader for the LGBTQ+ community. Many believe she died as a result of a hate crime. She serves as a real life reflection of our community, and the struggles people face to lead happy and healthy lives.
At One Degree, we believe everyone can be empowered to create a path out of poverty for themselves and their communities when provided access to life-improving resources. As part of San Francisco Pride we’re celebrating by providing opportunities for our transgender and gender non-conforming members to meet their needs and celebrate themselves.
LGBTQ+ and Looking for Help?
- Here is a collection of resources around San Francisco for transgender and gender non-conforming people of color. This collection includes medical care, mental health care, counseling and support, housing for LGBTQ+ folx and more!
- Need help finding resources? Live Chat our Member Support using the yellow box on the bottom right of any One Degree page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check out Asylum Connect, a One Degree partner that provides an online database of resources for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers all over the country.
How can you be an Ally?
- Share our collection of resources for Trans and gender non-conforming people widely.
- Add more resources! If you find organizations providing support to the LGBTQ+ community that aren’t on One Degree, add them using our community submission tool. You can also use the “Suggest Edits” button (top right) to make edits to any existing resource on One Degree. Check out these Frequently Asked Questions to learn how to add an organization to the One Degree website.
The One Degree Team