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Let’s build a workplace we can all be proud of...
Let’s build a workplace we can all be proud of...
Greetings Ninja,

Each year, Pride fills the month of June with revelry as people come together to celebrate LGBTQ+ visibility, dignity, and equality.

But some of our LGBTQ+ Ninjas aren’t feeling festive right now.

As the world demands justice for Black lives — they’re reflecting on how Pride, too, began as a brave act of protest. And they’re thinking about the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ discrimination and racism, and the persisting need for broad systemic change.

The workplace, of course, plays a big part in that change. Each day, we’re presented with the opportunity to look at our organizations and how we operate within them, and ask ourselves: How can we do better for each other?

As Ninjas, each of us plays a powerful role in ensuring that our colleagues feel safe, supported, and fulfilled at work. Let’s wield that power proudly!

To all of our LGBTQ+ Ninjas: Happy Pride! And remember: joy is an act of resistance. 🌈


— OfficeNinjas HQ

❤️ P.S. Keep reading for a list of mental health resources curated especially for LGBTQ+ people, Black people, and other people of color.

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TAKE CARE

Mental health support resources for Black and LGBTQ+ people.
LGBTQ+ and Black Mental Health Resources »
It’s okay to not be okay.

Curated Health Resources
Get Involved or Donate
  • The Trevor Project. Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth.
  • It Gets Better Project. Building a brighter and more hopeful future for LGBTQ+ youth.
  • National Queer & Trans Therapists Of Color Network. Healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color.
  • PFLAG. National organization for LGBTQ+ people, their parents and families, and allies.
  • AAKOMA Project. Evidence-based mental health outreach with a special focus on the unique experiences of people of color.
  • Loveland Foundation. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
  • Therapy For Black Girls. Sustaining and growing an engaged community centered on the mental health needs of Black women and girls.
  • Black Men Heal. Providing access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.
POSTSCRIPT

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