Our brand is all about supporting the LGBTQ+ community especially the youth. That is why we have committed to donating a percentage of every purchase to certified LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations around the world to help provide the homeless youth a safe place to be where they are given the love, care, support, and attention they deserve!
People often call youth homelessness an “invisible issue.” Young people experiencing homelessness often don’t “seem” homeless, traveling from place-to-place, and couch surfing.
According to a recent study from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, LGBTQ+ young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than non-LGBTQ+ youth. Studies show that 60% of that population are likely to attempt suicide.
There are many reasons as to why the LGBTQ+ youth may be experiencing homelessness, but, family conflict is the most common cause. Family rejection on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity can have extreme effects on LGBTQ youth. In one study, LGBTQ+ youth who reported higher levels of family rejection during adolescence were 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide, 5.9 times more likely to report high levels of depression, 3.4 times more likely to use illegal drugs and 3.4 times more likely to report having engaged in unprotected sexual intercourse, compared to peers from families that reported no levels of family rejection.
The Pride Shop Team has dedicated many years to supporting non-profit organizations that commit to providing the LGBTQ+ homeless youth with a safe and positive environment. Help us stop the ignorance and work to provide them shelter and care catered to their specific needs.
Nobody deserves to feel abandoned and everybody deserves a positive family relationship. The Pride Shop Team can be your chosen family!
How to support The Pride Shop Team and our cause:
The Pride Shop has committed to donating a percentage of every purchase to amazing, certified LGBTQ+ non-profit organizations around the world to help provide the homeless youth a safe and positive place to be where they are given the love, care, support, and attention they deserve!
By simply going and purchasing anything on our site, you will not only be a proud owner of some PRIDE gear, but you will also be a part of the positive change and action being made for the LGBTQ+ community around the world!