Inspiring Tweets around the U.S. during Pride Month

This year may be the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots but people around the U.S. and around the world have been celebrating Pride month. We celebrate this month to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally through pride parades, picnics, parties, or concerts.

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Joe Biden, Ally, Stops at Stonewall Inn

The presidential candidate, whom many have declared the frontrunner among the two-dozen Democratic nominees, popped into the storied New York City gay bar on Tuesday night, NBC News reports — the same establishment where, 50 years ago this month, a routine (and typically humiliating or sometimes violent) police raid gave way to the rebellion that many historians consider to be the beginning of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States. Well, it’s not the same establishment. After the 1969 riots, Stonewall opened and closed a few times, and everything inside is totally different. But you know what I mean! Same place!

Check out the full article at OUT website.

Gamma Mu Foundation Grants & Scholarships

The Gamma Mu Foundation awards financial support to members of the LGBT community who demonstrate financial need and the desire to pursue additional training through academic or vocational education.

The Foundation’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of the LGBT community, primarily in rural and other under-served populations of the United States.

The Foundation’s vision is the creation of an environment that promotes health, acceptance, and pride in the LGBT community and a more accepting and inclusive environment for people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Grants and scholarships are awarded annually based on a formal online application and Board of Directors approval process. Only organizations and individuals in the United States are eligible for Gamma Mu Foundation financial assistance. All organizations qualifying for Gamma Mu Foundation assistance must qualify as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. The Foundation will not award grants for more than three consecutive grants cycles. If an organization has received three consecutive grants, it will be required to wait for one year prior to re-applying for funding. With the exception of scholarships, Gamma Mu Foundation does not make financial assistance grants to individuals.

For application eligibility information on scholarships for LGBTQ students check out their website.

2019 Global Peace Index

Here are the results for 2019 Global Peace Index from Vision of Humanity.

The average level of global peacefulness improved very slightly last year on the 2019 Global Peace Index (GPI). This was the first time that the index improved in the last five years. The average country score improved by -0.09 per cent, with 86 countries improving and 76 recording deteriorations.

Four of the nine regions in the world improved in peacefulness in 2019: Russia and Eurasia, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Europe maintained its position as the most peaceful region in the world, which it has held for every year of the GPI. MENA remained the least peaceful region for the fifth year in a row, although it did become more peaceful last year.

For specific full stats for your country check out Vision of Humanity website.