On the heels of divisive and dangerous ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bills targeting LGBTQ+ individuals and families in Florida, Ohio and other states and as LGBTQ+ Pride seasons kick off, AHF will take part in a dozen Prides and parades nationwide, with messaging that #We Stand United and must #StandAgainstHate
Since 2021, 42 states have considered a minimum of 280 bills—including Florida’s notorious ‘Don’t’ Say Gay’ bill—that negatively affect over 59 million young people across the nation
After a turbulent spring filled with hateful, homophobic legislation and grandstanding by opportunistic politicians leveraging wedge issues to demonize and target LGBTQ+ youth, families and individuals, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is stepping up and out into LGBTQ+ Pride season by taking part in a dozen or more Pride celebrations and parades nationwide.
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AHF’s #StandAgainstHate graphic will be deployed at LGBTQ+ Prides nationwide throughout 2022 (Graphic: Business Wire)
At these Pride events, which run from now through October, AHF is branding its parade contingents and booths with messages that include #WeStandUnitedand in cities and states where there may be active legislation in effect or pending that targets young people, LQBTQ+ people and/or their families, AHF’s messaging also proclaims that we must #StandAgainstHate!
“Since 2021, 42 states have considered a minimum of 280 bills that negatively affect over 59 million young people across the nation1.” This citation is from a new policy position paper (“Don’t Say Gay”: New Bills Will Negatively Affect Health Outcomes for LGBTQ Youth) released by AHF in May documenting the real harm such legislation is having on the physical and mental health of LGBTQ youth as well as negative effects on their education. AHF’s “We Stand United” and “Stand Against Hate” Pride campaign and messaging seeks to actively counter much of the hate-fueled legislation and invective poisoning American airwaves and culture today.
AHF to Share FREE #WeStandUnited and #StandAgainstHate Materials with Community Partners
As part of this national Pride campaign, AHF created “We Stand United” and “Stand Against Hate” tee shirts, banners, lawn signs, a mobile billboard graphic etc. and is now actively recruiting community partners from Pride cities nationwide—non-profit LGBTQ+ groups, women’s groups, other affinity groups and organizations—to spread the messages of these two powerful calls to action. Community …