Drupal Association blog: Pride Month 2024: Celebrating International Pride

To celebrate Pride Month 2024, the Drupal Association is sharing information to uplift international organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community and donating our proceeds of themed apparel from the Drupal Swag Shop to those organizations. Pride Month is celebrated in June each year to acknowledge the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising (1969), which was a tipping point for the gay liberation movement and spurred the growth of LGBTQ+ support. The movement has since spread across the globe. Read more on the history of Pride Month.

The Drupal Association is guided by the values of open source, which have a strong history of inclusivity. Our focus is human-centric. We believe that the way forward is with collective responsibility, accountability, and care. As stated in the Open Web Manifesto, the open web thrives on inclusion: Everyone in the world, regardless of background, identity, wealth, or status, has a home on the open web. Inclusivity is one of Drupal’s core principles, making an open web possible. At the core of our beliefs is that every individual, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, has a place here and deserves to be supported.

This year, the Drupal Association will celebrate LGBTQ+ organizations from around the world who work in different sectors: jobs and training, legal advocacy, refugee support, and youth mental health. We invite you to learn more about each organization that we highlight. Then, we ask you, the Drupal Community, to vote for which organization will receive the proceeds from Drupal Pride swag raised during Pride Month in the Drupal Swag Shop.

Here are the organizations we will be celebrating during each week of the month:

  • Week 1: Micro Rainbow International Foundation is an organization that works globally to help LGBTQ+ people achieve their full potential in life and have equal access to employment, training, education, financial services, healthcare, housing, places of faith, and public places and services.

  • Week 2: Human Dignity Trust defends the human rights of LGBTQ+ people globally to challenge laws that persecute people on the basis of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

  • Week 3: Rainbow Railroad supports refugees, helping at-risk LGBTQ+ people get to safety worldwide. They’ve helped over 13,000 LGBTQ+ individuals find safety through emergency relocation, crisis response, cash assistance, and more.

  • Week 4: The Trevor Project provides resources for international LGBTQ+ youth, including a 24/7 helpline and a safe and secure social networking site for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies.

Follow the Drupal Association on Linkedin and X/Twitter as we celebrate each organization this month! 

You can shop now and throughout the month of June in the Drupal Swag Shop for Drupal Pride gear! At the end of the month, 100% of the Drupal Association’s profits from the sales of the Drupal Pride gear will be donated to the LGBTQ+ organization that receives the most votes. Shop now and spread the word with the community! 

When you’re ready, we invite you to vote for the organization for which you want to receive the donation.

We want to hear your Drupal Pride stories!

In addition to celebrating LGBTQ+ organizations worldwide, we want to hear the Drupal community’s stories! What does Drupal Pride mean to you? We want to hear why Pride is important to you. We invite you to share your story with us to be featured on the Drupal Association social media channels celebrating Pride Month 2024! 

We are looking for videos that are less than 30 seconds long, short quotes, or photos that we can share on social media to amplify your messages. To share your story, you can either upload it to this Google Drive folder or email it directly to christina@association.drupal.org. We look forward to seeing your submissions and celebrating Pride together!