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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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.

Teaching Tolerance has Grants in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month

Teaching Tolerance Educator Grants program is pleased to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with a look back at a few inspiring projects happening in schools across the country. They honor the rich diversity of student identities, educate school staff about LGBTQ competencies and, above all, support students’ safety in bringing their authentic selves with them to school every day.

Teaching Tolerance hopes that these projects will serve as inspiration in your own practice, whether that means reading up on best practices for serving LGBTQ students, educating yourself about LGBTQ history or applying for a grant of your own.

Check out which schools received grants and how there projects served the LGBTQ stutdents here.

Pride Foundation Scholarship Programs

In 1993, Brian M. Day, an activist and community leader, established the first scholarship fund at Pride Foundation to support gay men of color who are leaders in their communities and are experiencing significant financial need. Brian understood first-hand the challenges that black gay men face while pursuing a post-secondary degree.

More than 25 years later, Pride Foundation’s scholarship program continues to be guided by Brian M. Day’s legacy. Today, there are more than 60 different scholarship funds covering a wide range of characteristics and majors. We encourage all LGBTQ and allied students of all backgrounds and educational interests to apply.

Pride Scholarship Program

Pride Foundation provides essential financial resources and community support to LGBTQ and allied student leaders in the Northwest—particularly those who face barriers due to race, economic circumstances, identity, ability, location, or lack of family support.

Do you identify as LGBTQ, questioning, or an ally? Do you currently live, have recently lived, or study in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington? Great news! You are likely eligible to apply for a Pride Foundation Scholarship when our application opens back up in October 2019.

For more information on scholarship details and guideline check out their site.