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The #21DaysAllyChallenge is now over.

We are grateful to all of you for the overwhelming participation.
11,523 allies from 58 countries (30% of the world) and 108 organizations made it a truly Global Movement & Pride Month Celebration.
We will be announcing the final scores on the Leaderboard and the Winners on 15 July 2020


The final scores and winners will be announced on 15th July 2020

The final scores and winners will be announced on 15th July 2020

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Be an Ally, be the Change!

Heartfelt gratitude to each and everyone for taking the time out to join the #21DaysAllyChallenge and sticking through to completion.

So far it has been an overwhelming experience for us, to touch lives of over 9000 allies across 37 countries and 108 organizations. The stories of our allyship, our passion and commitment towards creating a safer & more inclusive tomorrow, our collective actions are making a big difference

Today, we are at the last challenge of the series and we believe the 21 challenges helped you to re-imagine allyship and empowered you to embrace it every day.

Let's take a pledge on allyship. Below are a few sample pledges, but feel free to come up with your very own.

As an ally, I pledge:

  1. I will come out as an ally.
  2. I will call out anti-LGBT+ jokes or remarks.
  3. I will educate people about the usage of the right terminologies for LGBT+ people.
  4. I will educate people about the importance of correct pronoun usage.
  5. I will be a visible & vocal ally.
  6. I will continue to learn about the LGBT+ community & educate people around me.
  7. I will onboard more allies, encourage others to be visible allies.
  8. I will volunteer my time & resources to support LGBT+ initiatives at and off work.
  9. I will support LGBT+ entrepreneurs.
  10. I will support efforts to end bullying and harassment.
  11. I will support the LGBT+ ERG at my workplace.

To complete the challenge, log in and follow the instructions

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NOTE: The deadline to login, complete all pending challenges, and to refer your friends is July 1, 11:59 AM IST.
Questions: Write to us on [email protected] 

Every action count, and through the challenges you've got insights into the why allyship matters and how can one be an ally to the LGBT+ community.

Take time to self-reflect into stories you read or watched, the interactions with LGBT+ individuals/ organizations, about the laws/ history/ pronouns, and many others, and share your learnings/ takeaways/ experience.

Login & follow the instructions to complete today's challenge!

#OneMoreChallengeToGo 

Day 19: Attend an LGBT+ event (Virtually or in-person)

Pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List compiled by: Out & Equal, Pride Circle

  1. List of LGBT events - Wikipedia
  2. Global Pride 2020
  3. 26 Virtual Pride 2020 Events to Attend While Social Distancing
  4. 10 Pride events you can attend from home, from underground Zoom parties to a virtual Pridemobile
  5. Your 2020 Virtual Pride Guide
  6. Here's How You Can Celebrate Pride Virtually
  7. A Guide to Virtual Events for Pride Month 2020
  8. Virtual Pride - Toronto
  9. 2020 Virtual Pride Events
  10. How to Virtually Celebrate Pride Around the World
  11. Pride Week 2020 around CNY includes live and virtual events
  12. Pride Month: List Of LGBT Digital Pride Events As 500 Prides Cancel Amid Coronavirus
  13. Pride 2020: A Guide to Virtual Events and Ways to Donate During the Pandemic
  14. Pride 2020: Your guide to virtual events in June
  15. 2020 Workplace Summit – Out & Equal
  16. A Global Online Conference – WorkPride by mygwork
  17. Celebrate Pride Month 2020 Online

 

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These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Pride Circle of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual, nor of the information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites. Pride Circle bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page on the Pride Circle website is published. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Pride Circle is not responsible for any of the content of external websites, or the accuracy of such content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please feel free to let us know and we will update or remove the link accordingly.

Day 18: Support LGBT+ entrepreneurs by buying and/or promoting their products/ services

Pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List compiled by: HRC, Out & Equal and Pride Circle

  1. Just a few Fabulous LGBT+ owned Business
  2. LGBT-owned wedding business
  3. 20 LGBTQ owned businesses to support
  4. 11 LGBTQ-owned businesses that are changing the world
  5. 21 Black Queer-Owned Brands And Designers To Support Right Now
  6. 15 Black LGBTQ Small Businesses To Support Right Now
  7. 16 Pro-LGBTQ and Queer-Owned Companies to Shop for Pride Month
  8. 19 LGBTQ+ Brands to Shop During Pride Month and Beyond
  9. Show Your Pride By Supporting These 14 LGBTQ-Owned Beauty Brands
  10. 10 Queer-Led Fashion Brands to Support This Pride Month And All Year Round
  11. Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
  12. LGBTQ owned business: Intentionalist, NGLCC
  13. Queer owned businesses
  14. 12 LGBTQ-Owned Food Businesses To Support During Pride Month And Beyond
  15. 11 Queer-Owned Businesses to Support this Pride Season
  16. 10 Queer-Owned Businesses to Support All Year Round
  17. 20 Queer & Lesbian-Owned Businesses To Support This Holigay Season
  18. Gender Non-Conforming, Queer-Owned Companies to Support
  19. Queer owned business
  20. 14 Queer Black Owned Etsy Shops to Support Right Now
  21. 11 Queer-Owned Businesses to Support this Pride Season
  22. 10 Queer-Owned Fashion Brands to Support All Year Round
  23. India’s first LGBT Chamber of Commerce: Lessons for the global economic ecosystem
  24. RISE - Asia’s biggest LGBTI job fair, conference and marketplace comes to Delhi: RISE Delhi, RISE Bangalore
  25. Indian LGBT+ owned businesses: Akvin Tourism, Out & About, Queerkala, Anaam, Boucle by Tania George, BeUnic
  26. Chamber of Commerce: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Central & Western Europe, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Scandinavia, South Africa, Uruguay

 

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These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Pride Circle of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual, nor of the information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites. Pride Circle bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page on the Pride Circle website is published. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Pride Circle is not responsible for any of the content of external websites, or the accuracy of such content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please feel free to let us know and we will update or remove the link accordingly.

Allyship is a way of life, a perspective of empathy and action of enablement. What has been your most memorable ally moment? It could be:

  1. Your first conscious and active step towards allyship
  2. Your most visible/ vocal act of allyship
  3. That silent act of allyship, which you know made a difference
  4. Or anything else

Dig deep in your memories and find that pearl of your best ally moment, which brought you joy.

Login to follow the instructions and complete the challenge

Day 16: Time to Volunteer with a LGBT+ Non-Profit organization

Pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List prepared by: Pride Circle

  1. Non-Profits (by country): Wikipedia, Diversity Best Practices
  2. Global Volunteering Opportunities: Global Giving, Outright International, LGBT Funders
  3. Charities: Give Now
  4. Charity Navigator: Charities, COVID-19 Top Non-profits
  5. Pink News: 10 LGBT+ charities worth supporting and donating to
  6. Great Non-Profits: Charities
  7. ARC-International
  8. Global Rights
  9. Human Rights Watch, LGBT Program
  10. International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization
  11. International Lesbian and Gay Association
  12. Pridenet
  13. Rainbow Welcome Initiative, Heartland Alliance International
  14. Youth Incentives
  15. Canadian And International LGBT Refugee-Serving Agencies

 

Disclaimer for external Web links:

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Pride Circle of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual, nor of the information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites. Pride Circle bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page on the Pride Circle website is published. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Pride Circle is not responsible for any of the content of external websites, or the accuracy of such content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please feel free to let us know and we will update or remove the link accordingly.

Day 15: Read about LGBT+ history of your country

Pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List prepared by: Pride Circle

Articles:

  1. LGBT History
  2. The Origin Of LGBT Movements & The Term 'Queer'
  3. The History and Activism of the LGBTQ Community in India
  4. LGBTQ Movement in India- 91 facts
  5. Sexual orientation gender identity throughout history
  6. Queer Sexuality: A Cultural Narrative of India’s Historical Archive
  7. Homosexuality in India: A Literary History
  8. History of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Social Movements
  9. Moments from LGBT history: London Metropolitan Archives
  10. A Timeline of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in the United States
  11. History of Gay Rights
  12. LGBTQ History Timeline- USA
  13. Timeline of LGBT History-Global
  14. History of Same sex marriage in UK
  15. A History of Pride
  16. The History of India's Third Gender Movement
  17. History of Pride Parades in India
  18. Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement

Videos:

  1. Wanda Sykes Takes Us Through the History of LGBTQ+ — Now You Know
  2. A Brief History of All Things LGBTQIA in India
  3. How the Stonewall Riots Sparked a Movement | History
  4. A Living History of the LGBT Movement Since The 1800s
  5. Homosexuality in Ancient India
  6. A (Brief) History of LGBT Rights in the UK
  7. A History of LGBT rights at the UN
  8. L.G.B.T.Q. Pride Around the World | The Daily 360 | The New York Times

 

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These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Pride Circle of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual, nor of the information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites. Pride Circle bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page on the Pride Circle website is published. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Pride Circle is not responsible for any of the content of external websites, or the accuracy of such content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please feel free to let us know and we will update or remove the link accordingly.

Allyship is key to building inclusive & safer home/ school/ workplace/ etc.

Talk to five individuals in your network on the meaning of allyship and why it is important. Login to follow the instructions and complete the challenge. 

  • Take time out today or in the next few days to meet a LGBT+ person either in person or virtually.
  • If one-on-one conversation is not possible, join in for any of the Webinars/ Instagram/ Facebook or LinkedIn LIVE or other platforms where you have an opportunity to hear from/ interact with an LGBT+ individual.
  • If this is also difficult, pick another movie from Day 5 list and give it a watch.

Login to follow the instructions and complete the challenge. 

Day 12: Lets learn about Intersectionality

Pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List prepared by: Pride Circle

Articles:

  1. What's Intersectionality? Let These Scholars Explain the Theory and Its History
  2. Intersectionality
  3. Intersectional Identities
  4. The intersectionality
  5. What is intersectionality, and what does it have to do with me?
  6. I’m a queer man of color. Here’s how intersectionality impacts me
  7. Intersectionality Research
  8. LGBTQ groups emphasize intersectionality
  9. "All Black Lives Matter": Transgender activists call for intersectionality in the movement
  10. LGBTQ communities are elevating black voices during Pride Month in solidarity
  11. Pride Month and Black Lives Matter Provide Intersectional Messaging
  12. Putting Intersectionality into Practice
  13. Intersectionality, Heteronormativity, and Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Families
  14. LGBTQ+ People with Disabilities
  15. Being Latinx & LGBTQ: An Introduction
  16. Faith Positions
  17. LGBTQ + Religion
  18. Faith and LGBT inclusion
  19. Forgotten twice: the untold story of LGBT refugees
  20. LGBTQ migration
  21. The Plight of LGBT Refugees
  22. Nearly a decade after the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell,' LGBTQ military veterans are receiving more support. Slowly.
  23. LGBT veterans on serving under a shadow in the armed forces
  24. Being A Queer Dalit And The Assertion Of Dalit Identities In Pride Marches
  25. What is intersectionality and why you need to know about it
  26. Ten Tips for Putting Intersectionality into Practice
  27. When miners and gay activists united: the real story of the film Pride 

Videos:

  1. Intersectionality 101
  2. What Is Intersectionality? | Queer 101 | The Advocate
  3. Intersectionality | Social Inequality | MCAT | Khan Academy
  4. The Camouflage Closet: LGBT Veteran Educational Resource
  5. Pride - Real Life Inspiration 

 

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These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Pride Circle of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual, nor of the information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites. Pride Circle bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page on the Pride Circle website is published. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Pride Circle is not responsible for any of the content of external websites, or the accuracy of such content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please feel free to let us know and we will update or remove the link accordingly.

Reflection: Write down about the person (or people, in case you would like to give a shout out to many) and why they are your champion ally/ allies. Do talk or write to them, and if you are posting it on Social Media, then remember to add the #21DaysAllyChallenge. Login to follow the instructions and complete the challenge. 

Day 10: Lets learn about Pronouns today

Pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List prepared by: Pride Circle

Articles:

  1. International Pronouns Day
  2. Here's Why Gender Pronouns Are So Important
  3. Gender Pronouns
  4. My Pronouns
  5. Pronoun Guide
  6. Talking About Pronouns in the Workplace
  7. Why sharing gender pronouns at work matters
  8. A Guide to Using Pronouns and Other Gender-Inclusive Language in the Office
  9. Gender Identity and Pronouns – At School
  10. Respecting pronouns in the classroom

Videos:

  1. What Are Pronouns?
  2. Why Gender Pronouns Matter

 

Disclaimer for external Web links:

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Pride Circle of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual, nor of the information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites. Pride Circle bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page on the Pride Circle website is published. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Pride Circle is not responsible for any of the content of external websites, or the accuracy of such content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please feel free to let us know and we will update or remove the link accordingly.

Day 9: Follow 5 LGBT+ individuals on Social Media

Pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List compiled by: HRC, Out & Equal and Pride Circle

  1. 43 LGBTQ influencers that are changing the internet (Everyqueer)
  2. The top 10 LGBTQ YouTubers and social media influencers to follow right now (Mediakix)
  3. 14 rising LGBTI business influencers to follow on Twitter (Gaystar News)
  4. Top LGBTQ+ influencers & thought leaders transforming the workplace through innovation and impact (FindSpark)
  5. Introducing the first-ever list of LGBTQ women and nonbinary innovators in business and tech (Fast Company)
  6. Ten queer South Asian Instagram accounts to follow (Homegrown)
  7. Top 13 Indian LGBT influencers on Instagram (Vidooly)
  8. 8 inspiring Indian LGBTQ individuals who raged fearless wars & emerged victorious (The Better India)
  9. 5 queer Indian influencers you should be following on Instagram (Vogue)
  10. 8 Indian LGBTQIA+ Influencers to follow on Instagram (Cosmopolitan)
  11. 20 LGBTQ+ People Who Changed the World (Out)
  12. Power 50 (Out)
  13. Courage and sacrifice: 6 activists behind LGBTQ progress (CNN)
  14. The 2019 Pride Power 100 (City and State NY)
  15. The most exciting queers to follow on Twitter in 2019 (Out)
  16. Pride Power List (Independent)

 

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These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Pride Circle of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual, nor of the information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites. Pride Circle bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page on the Pride Circle website is published. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Pride Circle is not responsible for any of the content of external websites, or the accuracy of such content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please feel free to let us know and we will update or remove the link accordingly.

Day 8: Indulge in Queer Books, Literature, Music, Art

Pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List prepared by: Pride Circle

  1. The Ultimate LGBTQIA+ Pride Book List
  2. The 25 Best LGBT Novels of All Time
  3. 15 Queer Books You Might Have Missed This Year
  4. 40 of the Best Queer Books: An #OwnVoices Reading List
  5. 72 Must-Read Young Adult books featuring Gay Protagonists
  6. 30 Essential LGBT+ books for Young Adult Readers
  7. Famous LGBT Artists | The Art Story
  8. 8 LBTQI+ artists you should know - Google Arts & Culture
  9. 15 young LGBTQ artists driving Contemporary Art forward | Artsy
  10. 15 Amazing Artists that will keep your house Queer
  11. List of 30 iconic singers who are part of the LGBT+ community
  12. LGBT Singers | IMDb
  13. 13 Queer Artists You Might Not Know About
  14. The Best Queer Music of 2019
  15. 25 up-and-coming LGBTQ artists you need to listen to in 2019
  16. 50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Legends
  17. 10 Extraordinary LGBTQIA+ Books by Indian Authors
  18. 12 South Asian Books To Read For Pride Month
  19. Indian LGBT Books
  20. 15 Books You Must Read To Understand Same-Sex Sexuality In India
  21. 12 LGBT Stories By Indian Authors That Everyone Should Read
  22. 6 Indian LGBTQ Magazines You Should Know
  23. Rainbow Warriors: The LGBTQ Indian Artists Fighting For Change Through Music

 

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These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Pride Circle of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual, nor of the information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites. Pride Circle bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page on the Pride Circle website is published. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Pride Circle is not responsible for any of the content of external websites, or the accuracy of such content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please feel free to let us know and we will update or remove the link accordingly.

Day 7: Get Local, find out about LGBT+ organizations in your city

Pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List prepared by: Pride Circle

 

Disclaimer for external Web links:

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Pride Circle of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual, nor of the information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites. Pride Circle bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page on the Pride Circle website is published. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Pride Circle is not responsible for any of the content of external websites, or the accuracy of such content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please feel free to let us know and we will update or remove the link accordingly.

Day 6: Time to be a visible Ally, wear some Pride today!

The rainbow colours reflect solidarity with the LGBT+ community.

For today’s challenge be a visible ally because knowing one ally or having one visible support, can save lives.

Wear Your Pride:

Know the origin & meaning of the colours in the Pride Flag (Wikipedia)

Do look up online to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

How to complete today's challenge?
Wearing Pride and being a visible ally could mean

  • Wearing a button/piece of clothing with Pride Colours
  • A lanyard or a badge, or a card on your workstation/ desk/ home office, etc
  • Digital frames on your profile picture on Social Media
  • Holding a placard/ poster with messages of allyship
  • Sticker on your laptop/ handheld device/ backpack/ vehicle etc
  • .... or simply get creative :-) 

 

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These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Pride Circle of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual, nor of the information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective websites. Pride Circle bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked websites or their content should be directed to the owners of the other website.

External links are selected and reviewed when the page on the Pride Circle website is published. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, Pride Circle is not responsible for any of the content of external websites, or the accuracy of such content. If you come across any external links that do not work, please feel free to let us know and we will update or remove the link accordingly.

Day 5: Movie Night – Watch an LGBT+ Film

Pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List compiled by: HRC, Out & Equal, BeUnic & Pride Circle

Netflix

  1. Circus of Books - (English)
  2. Alex Strangelove - (English)
  3. A Secret Love - (English)
  4. The Geography Club - (English)
  5. 4th Man Out - (English)
  6. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson - (English)
  7. Holding the Man - (English)
  8. Evening Shadows - (Hindi/ English Subtitles)
  9. Loev - (English)
  10. Beach Rats - (English)
  11. King Kobra - (English)
  12. My brother Nikhil - (Hindi/ English Subtitles)
  13. Handsome Devil - (English)
  14. I am Jonas - (English)
  15. The Third Party - (English)
  16. Super Deluxe - (Tamil/ English Subtitles)
  17. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga - (Hindi/ English Subtitles)
  18. Elisa & Marcela - (Spanish, Portuguese/ English Subtitles)
  19. Noblemen - (English)
  20. I am - (Hindi/ English Subtitles)
  21. A Kid Like Jake - (English)
  22. Unfreedom - (Hindi/ English)
  23. Princess CYD – (English)
  24. Carol – (English)
  25. Maurice – (English)
  26. The Feels – (English)

Hulu

  1. Bohemian Rhapsody – (English)
  2. Assassination Nation – (English)
  3. First Girl I loved – (English)
  4. Kiki – (English)
  5. Check it – (English)
  6. Portrait of a Lady on Fire – (French)

YouTube

  1. Sisak - (Silent Film)
  2. Mama Rainbow - (Chinese/ English Subtitles)
  3. Safe and Sound - (English)
  4. He is Vince - (English)
  5. Prora - (German/ French/ English Subtitles)
  6. One Shot - (German/ English Subtitles)
  7. More Than Ever - (English)
  8. Say Only Yes - (English)
  9. Project Indian Bride - (English/ Hindi/ English Subtitles)
  10. AnthaAdhi (End-Beginning) - (Malayalam/ English Subtitles)
  11. My Person - (English)
  12. Shabbat Dinner - (English)
  13. Neighbors (Vecinas) - (Spanish/ English Subtitles)
  14. In a Heartbeat - (Animated Short Film - Silent)
  15. Paris is Burning - (English)

Vimeo

  1. You, Me and Him - (Portuguese/ English Subtitles)
  2. Always Again - (English)
  3. It's Consuming Me - (English)
  4. Rosa Song - (German/ English Subtitles)
  5. Free Man - (English)
  6. Two Girls Against the Rain - (Khmer/ English Subtitles)
  7. The Thing - (English)
  8. The Swimming Club - (English)
  9. Me (Moi) - (Animated Short Film- Silent)
  10. Ha(r)d To Say - (English)
  11. Cold Star - (English)
  12. The Confession of Father John Thomas - (English)

Amazon Prime

  1. Call Me by your Name - (English)
  2. Moonlight - (English)
  3. Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan - (Hindi / English Subtitles)
  4. The Handmaiden – (Korean/ Japanese)
  5. Rafiki – (English, Swahili)
  6. Saving Face - (English, Mandarin, Shanghainese)
  7. Victor/Victoria – (English, French)

Toronto Queer Film Festival

  1. Dear Journal - (English)
  2. As Many Worlds - (English)
  3. Mindalaes in Quarantine - (English)
  4. Working In - (English)
  5. A Sacred Place - (English)
  6. Ice on the Window - (English)
  7. 0.03 - (English)

Suitable for 13+ (Parental Guidance recommended)

  1. In a Heartbeat - (Animated Short Film- Silent)
  2. Love is Love - (Hindi/ English Subtitles)
  3. The Outcoming - (English)
  4. Vicks - Generation of Care - (Hindi / English Subtitles)
  5. Kaghaz-e-Sefid (White Paper) - (Animated Short Film - Silent)

 

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Day 4: Learn about the laws around LGBT+ in your country

Pick any of the resources listed below to know about the laws. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List prepared by: Pride Circle

Article

  1. Legal status of Homosexuality (Equaldex)
  2. Maps-Sexual orientation Laws (ILGA)
  3. LGBT rights by country or territory (Wikipedia)
  4. 9 maps show how different LGBTQ rights are around the world (Business Insider)
  5. What you need to know about LGBT rights in 11 maps (World Economic Forum)
  6. LGBTQ laws around the world (Global Citizen)
  7. Struggle Among Progress as Countries Restrict L.G.B.T.Q. Rights (NY Times)
  8. Current news on Human Rights (Alturi)
  9. 10 very different countries. 10 very different rules for LGBTQ+ individuals (Refinery 29)
  10. Same-Sex Marriage Around the World (Pew Research Center)
  11. Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons (Council on Foreign Relations)
  12. LGBTQ rights: Decade in review (BuzzFeed News)
  13. LGBT rights around the world (Infographic World)

Videos

  1. Here are the 30 countries where same-sex marriage is officially legal l GMA Digital (Good Morning America)
  2. LGBTQ rights around the world (The Economist)

 

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Day 3: Introspect on why you are striving to be an Ally

Need assistance with this exercise? Refer to the reading/ framework suggested below. Please feel free to find other resources beyond the one listed here to complete the challenge.

Welcome to self-reflection exercise

Who is this section for?

This section includes exercises for you – and possibly your friends and colleagues! The exercises will foster your reflection on tolerance, empathy and other personal features that make it easier to understand the needs and problems faced by persons who are or feel to be excluded. The exercises can be performed on your own, but can also be used to start a discussion with your friends and colleagues, not only on the topic of social inclusion, but also on your personal characteristics and how they can affect your activities with beneficiaries.

Why should I reflect?

Reflecting on practices and experiences is a way to understand and know ourselves. Whilst thinking is essentially a cognitive activity, reflection involves also the emotional and physical dimension. Viewing issues from a different perspective challenges assumptions and preconceptions, encouraging the development of new views and opinions.

The Diversity Wheel

The wheel shows the different filters through which we process information.

  • The most internal of the four layers of the wheel contains all our beliefs, values, likes and dislikes, which influence and are influenced by the other layers.
  • Internal dimension. This dimension includes all those aspects of our self over which we have no control. These are all the things that we usually notice first in other people and on which we often base judgments.
  • External dimension. These are all the aspects of our lives on which we have control over. These might change over time and usually form the base of our decisions related to work.
  • Organisational dimension. This layer includes all those aspects that are influenced by the group or organisation where we work.

Click here to read more and reflect.

Source: Papyrus Project
 

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Day 2: Apprise yourself on SOGIESC

Please pick any of the resources listed below. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List prepared by: Pride Circle

Article

  1. Glossary of terms (HRC)
  2. Sexual Orientation (American Psychological Association)
  3. Breaking through the Binary (Genderbread)
  4. Lets Talk about Sexuality & Gender (Tumblr)
  5. Gender Unicorn (Trans Student)
  6. Understanding Gender (Gender Spectrum)
  7. Which term to use? LGBT? LGBTQIA? SOGI? SGM? (LinkedIn-Andrew Park)
  8. What do you call a collective of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people? (John Peart)
  9. SOGIESC 101 (KALikha - UP Diliman)

Videos

  1. Sexual orientation? Gender identity? What's the difference? (Plan International)
  2. Sex vs Gender vs Orientation (Psych2Go)
  3. LGBTQ: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities (Teen Line)
  4. 10 Sexualities To Know About (Psych2Go)
  5. Sex & Sexuality: Crash Course Sociology #31 (CrashCourse)
  6. Gender Identity: Being Female, Male, Transgender or Genderfluid (Amaze Org)
  7. Sexual Orientations Explained: Lesbian, Gay, Heterosexual and Bisexual (Amaze Org)
  8. What is Sexual Orientation? LGBTQ+ (Amaze Org)
  9. Sex Assigned at Birth and Gender Identity: What Is The Difference? (Amaze Org)
  10. Expressing Myself. My Way (Amaze Org)

 

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Day 1: Read a Coming Out Story of LGBT+ Individual

Please pick any of the resources listed below for a coming out story. Do note that the list is indicative & not exhaustive, please feel free to find other resources beyond the ones listed here to complete the challenge.

List prepared by: Pride Circle

  1. LGBT Stories
  2. 13 Emotional And Inspiring Coming-Out Stories
  3. 17 Coming Out Stories That Warmed Our Hearts This Year
  4. Here Are 8 Of The Most Inspiring LGBT Instagram Stories Of 2015
  5. 15 most popular LGBTQ news stories of 2019
  6. Coming Out Stories from India
  7. Feature: The fifteen most inspiring LGBT stories of 2013
  8. 7 inspiring athlete coming out stories to read while you’re socially isolating
  9. Coming Out: 5 Women On The First Time They Admitted They Were Gay Or Bisexual
  10. 10 Inspirational Celeb Gay Love Stories
  11. It Gets Better videos
  12. Coming Out Stories
  13. LGBTQ people share how they revealed their sexuality to others for International Coming Out Day
  14. Coming Out Stories: New York Times
  15. The 10 Most Gut-Wrenching Viral Coming-Out Stories of 2015
  16. Coming Out Stories: New York Times
  17. Coming Out Stories
  18. 6 Dads Share Their Coming Out Stories
  19. 15 Coming Out Stories That Will Melt Your Heart
  20. Coming Out Stories to Make You Laugh on National Coming Out Day
  21. Coming Out Stories
  22. Coming out at work: FT staff share their stories
  23. Teen Coming Out Stories: 3 Gay Teenagers Share Their Stories
  24. Coming Out Stories
  25. 19 people share their coming out stories
  26. On Coming Out, Slow and Not Always Steady: 6 Stories
  27. 13 of the biggest and most influential celebrity coming out stories of 2019
  28. Coming Out Stories
  29. When I came out
  30. Coming Out Day: 17 Stories from Beyond the Closet
  31. 15 Young LGBT Indians Share Their Coming Out Stories
  32. #ComingOutStories

 

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An ally, straight ally, or heterosexual ally is a heterosexual and cisgender person who supports equal civil rights, gender equality, and LGBT social movements, challenging homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. Not everyone who meets this definition identifies as an "ally". An ally acknowledges that LGBTQ people face discrimination and thus are socially disadvantaged. They aim to use their position and privilege as heterosexual and cisgender individuals in a society focused on heteronormativity to counter discrimination against LGBTQ people.

-Wikipedia

 

As social animals, we all need allies/friends in life. We all have allies in our lives who stick along in the tough times, who are there to share our happiness. Below are some resources on being an ally to the LGBT+ community.

  1. 50+ Resources For LGBTQIA Allies
  2. 10 Ways to Be an Ally & a Friend
  3. Coming Out as a Supporter
  4. LGBT Ally Toolkit
  5. Doing More as an LGBT Ally
  6. Guide to being a straight ally
  7. 6 Ways to Respectfully Be a Better LGBTQ Ally
  8. Infographic: Your Guide To Being A Better Ally To The Indian Queer Cause
  9. Straight Allies
  10. How To Be An LGBTQ Ally At Work

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