In celebration of Pride Month, we are shining a spotlight on organizations in our local cities working to provide safe spaces, support their diverse communities, and bring attention to challenges facing the LGBTQIA+ communities while also providing resources.
Jabian’s employees are proud to have partnered with many of these organizations through our local community outreach efforts.
Out Georgia proudly serves as Georgia’s only LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce. Their mission is to be an advocate for the most inclusive and equitable business environment; provide support and resources to fuel economic growth; and drive meaningful community connections and impact across the State of Georgia.
Lost N Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that exists to end homelessness for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ), and all sexual minority youth. Their mission is to end homelessness for all LGBTQ youth by providing them with the skills and support needed to live independently.
Bi+ Georgia is a community organization for bisexual+ people in Georgia. Their mission is to build a safe community for bisexual+ people in Georgia through visibility, education, and advocacy. In September of 2021 Bi+GA was awarded a Visibility Impact Fund Grant which has been utilized to build out membership infrastructure and to fund events.
Time Out Youth offers support, advocacy, and opportunities for personal development and social interaction to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth ages 13-24.
They work to provide a safe environment for LGBTQ youth and their allies by fostering interaction, learning, and affirmation to offer diverse opportunities for group activities that are open to all. They also work to promote awareness, understanding, acceptance, and inclusion for LGBTQ youth.
Carolinas LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce works to foster equity, inclusion, and economic prosperity for the LGBTQ community through strategic policy, professional enrichment, ally partnerships, and economic development.
They are the largest Charlotte region LGBTQ business/professional advocate organization, providing opportunities for marketing, networking, procurement, and referral-based business growth, development of business skills and expertise through workshops and seminars, and advocating for positive economic, social, and political change.
Campus Pride works to create a safer college environment for LGBTQIA+ students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs, and services to support LGBTQIA+ and ally students on college campuses across the United States.
Youth Empowerment Performance Project, founded by Bonsai Bermudez, strives to create a brave environment for LGBTQIA+ youth homelessness to explore their history, investigate new ways to address their struggles, and celebrate their strengths through different art-expression forms.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago is an affiliate of the oldest, most respected mentoring organization in the US. Their mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Center on Halsted is the Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ people of Chicagoland. Their mission is to provide a safe and welcoming environment with programs and services for the entire community.
LGBTQ SAVES, founded by Sharon Herrera, works to provide safe and brave spaces for social and personal development of LGBTQIA+ youth. Their physical and virtual programs offer LGBTQIA+ youth a safe community with meeting spaces, events, family dinners, and even provide scholarships to youths in the program.
Dallas Hope Charities works to care for those in need throughout the Dallas communities. They are the city’s only LGBTQ-focused Homeless Youth Transitional Living Center and extension program. By helping provide inclusive spaces for at-risk, homeless LGBTQ youth (18 to 24), they hope to change the lives of those who experience high rates of conduct disorder, post-traumatic stress, and suicidal behavior.
Resource Center is a trusted leader that empowers the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) communities and all people affected by HIV through improving health and wellness, strengthening families and communities, and providing transformative education and advocacy.