Turn Art Into Action: How to Support LGBTQIA+ Charities with Your Artist Shop

Pride Month is a time for celebration, reflection, and action. As an Artist Shop owner, you have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact. With Threadless Causes, you can raise funds and awareness for LGBTQIA+ charities, showing your support for the community in a tangible way.

The Causes feature in your shop allows you to donate any percentage of your earnings from any design to a charity of your choice. Threadless not only handles the donation process but also adds an additional contribution, making it incredibly easy for you to support causes you care about.

“There’s No Space for Homophobia” by Avant Girl
“There’s No Space for Homophobia” by Avant Girl is an example of a Pride–inspired design raising money for an LGBTQIA+ charity. In this case, it’s the It Gets Better Project.

This Pride Month, consider leveraging the Causes feature to support LGBTQIA+ nonprofits. Your followers will appreciate knowing that their purchases contribute to real change. You’ll also be able to demonstrate that your commitment to Pride goes beyond just selling products. Let’s make this Pride Month impactful by supporting organizations that provide critical services to the LGBTQIA+ community.

LGBTQIA+ Charities You Can Support

Supporting LGBTQIA+ charities through Threadless Causes is a powerful way to show your commitment to the community. You can choose any of your designs to donate earnings from, whether they’re Pride-themed or one of your bestsellers. Here are some incredible organizations you can support:

National Center for Transgender Equality

“Say Gay” by Club Despair
“Say Gay” by Club Despair raises money for the National Center for Transgender Equality.

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is at the forefront of advocating for policy changes and societal acceptance of transgender individuals. They work diligently to promote understanding and replace discrimination with empathy and justice. Their efforts span from the nation’s capital to local communities, aiming to ensure that transgender people can live openly and authentically without fear of prejudice or violence.

The Trevor Project

“Pride Friends for Charity” by Little Fang
“Pride Friends for Charity” by Little Fang raises money for The Trevor Project.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth under 25. Originating from the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, this organization has become a critical lifeline for young LGBTQ individuals in distress. The Trevor Project offers a 24/7 crisis hotline, chat, and text services, along with educational resources to create a supportive environment for all LGBTQ youth.

National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color Network

“That’s Amore” by Cafelab
“That’s Amore” by Cafelab raises money for the National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color Network.

The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is dedicated to transforming mental health care for queer and trans people of color. This healing justice organization provides resources, support, and community for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). Their mission is to ensure that mental health care is accessible and affirming, recognizing the unique challenges faced by QTPoC and advocating for systemic change in the mental health field.

It Gets Better Project

“Let’s support each other” by Ninhol
“Let’s support each other” by Ninhol raises money for the It Gets Better Project.

The It Gets Better Project aims to uplift, empower, and connect LGBTQIA+ youth around the globe. By sharing personal stories and creating content that inspires, they communicate a powerful message: life gets better. This organization works to create and inspire positive changes that make the world a better place for LGBTQIA+ youth, providing them with hope and the assurance that they are not alone.

Victory Fund

“The power of liberation” by Agu Luque
“The power of liberation” by Agu Luque raises money for the Victory Fund.

The LGBTQ Victory Fund is the only national organization dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ people to all levels of government. Their mission is to increase the number of openly LGBTQ public officials who can influence policies and promote equality. By providing campaign, fundraising, and communications support, the Victory Fund helps LGBTQ candidates overcome barriers and ensures that their voices are heard in the political arena.

Trans Lifeline

“Trans is Beautiful” by Sophie McTear
“Trans is Beautiful” by Sophie McTear raises money for Trans Lifeline.

The national, trans-led organization Trans Lifeline is focused on improving the quality of life for transgender people. They provide direct emotional and financial support to trans individuals in crisis through their hotline and microgrant programs. Trans Lifeline offers a listening ear and tangible assistance to those in need, advocating for the trans community’s rights and well-being.

Causes Challenge: Make Your Pride Designs More Discoverable

Causes Design Challenge

If you decide to create Pride–inspired designs supporting LGBTQIA+ charities, submit them to our ongoing Causes Design Challenge. It’s a fantastic way to amplify your message and have your designs noticed by the wider Threadless community.

By participating, you’ll not only raise awareness for important issues, but also boost your Artist Shop’s visibility. Increased visibility means more opportunities to sell your designs and raise money for the LGBTQIA+ charities you support. Don’t miss out on this chance to make a bigger impact. Click here for more details on the Causes Challenge.

“Life is short. Love is love.” by MichaelOlsonArt
“Life is short. Love is love.” by MichaelOlsonArt raises money for the It Gets Better Project.

This Pride Month, show your support for the LGBTQIA+ community by using Threadless Causes to support LGBTQIA+ charities. By donating a portion of your earnings to reputable organizations, you transform your art into a powerful force for good.

For detailed guidance on how to add Causes to your designs, visit our Help Page. Join us in making a difference, one design at a time. Support LGBTQIA+ charities and help turn art into action this Pride Month.

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