May 28, 2019
We Believe Love is Natural
Self-care, community, and wellness play a critical role in LGBTQI+ communities
At Schmidt’s, we affirm the lives and experiences of transgender people, non-binary people, gender non-conforming people, cisgender people, and all people. Transgender people are our friends. They’re our coworkers, family members, and neighbors. About 1.4 million people in the United States identify as transgender, according to a report from the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. And while society has made great strides in LGBTQI+ acceptance from the time of the Stonewall Riots 50 years ago, there’s still so much work to be done.
Throughout the month of June and LGTBQI+ Pride Month, we are partnering with actor Lachlan Watson (they/them) and Trans Justice Funding Project to amplify the message of the right to self-determine gender and gender expression, free from violence and oppression.
A lack of resources or community support can lead to feelings of isolation. Throughout Lachlan’s journey, they have experienced this isolation first-hand and quickly learned that without community-led support, self-care and a positive headspace are impossible to achieve.
As Lachlan eloquently explains: “It’s hard to keep up with your own self-care because every single time you’re honest with someone about who you are, you’re outing yourself in a way.”
We understand the need for support within a community and that small actions of self-care can have a big impact on your mental health and wellness. By partnering with Lachlan and Trans Justice Funding Project, together, we can help support those fighting to be their most authentic selves but live in communities where they feel tremendous amounts of isolation.
When many voices unite as one, we can truly make a difference. You can learn more about Trans Justice Funding Project here, and find a state by state list of trans led orgs to which you can donate.