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Pride Flags
Pride Flag

Our Colors United is a LGBTQ+ education and activism team that operates within the One Life Project to promote inclusion and diversity across communities around the world as well as through social media. Through education and activism, the team's main focus is on promoting LGBTQ+ awareness while advocating for LGBTQ+ youth. The team works to spread awareness, education, and advocacy while online, at One Life Project events, and at various community functions each year in several communities across the world. Our Colors United runs several social media pages that were developed and are run to allow LGBTQ+ individuals and other marginalized groups a safe place where they can feel supported, loved, and accepted. As we work to spread kindness worldwide, supporting LGBTQ+ individuals and protecting humans rights for all has become a large part of our mission and work.

LGBTQ+ Youth Statistics

According to The Trevor Project

45% of LGBTQ youth seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year.

LGBTQ youth who felt high social support from their family reported attempting suicide at less than half the rate of those who felt low or moderate social support.

LGBTQ youth who live in a community that is accepting of LGBTQ people reported significantly lower rates of attempting suicide than those who do not.

LGBTQ youth who found their school to be LGBTQ-affirming reported lower rates of attempting suicide.

Fewer than 1 in 3 transgender and nonbinary youth found their home to be gender-affirming.

Couple in Flower Fields

What is pride?

LGBTQ+ pride (pride) is the celebration and acceptance of all individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual people as well as those questioning their gender and/or identity. Pride month is every June and usually involves pride festivals across the world where LGBTQ+ individuals and supporters gather together for parties, events, and parades where we are able to celebrate being ourselves. 

Pride Flags

Pride flags represent a variety of LGBTQ+ people and each one has a unique and special meaning behind it.

Pride Flag

Progress Pride Flag

Rainbow Pride Flag

Trans Pride Flag

Bisexual Pride Flag

Lesbian Pride Flag

Pride x Mental Health

LGBTQ+ youth often struggle with mental health and bullying. Surveys have shown that over 45 percent of young people who are part of the LGBTQ+ community have had thoughts about suicide in the past year. Over 52 percent of transgender youth have thought about suicide in the past year. Because LGBTQ+ youth often face factors such as bullying, discrimination, rejection, and higher levels of violence

because LGBTQ+ kids often face factors like rejection, bullying, discrimination, and violence, they are at a higher risk of challenges including depression, anxiety, and attempting suicide. However, there are ways that parents and others can support their mental health and help them grow up safe and happy.

Need Support?

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is an LGBTQ+ Youth support network with a 24/7 crisis center that you can reach to talk about anything you need to talk about. The Trevor Project is a leading nonprofit organization with a focus on protecting and helping LGBTQ+ youth with acceptance and mental health.

Our Colors United is a worldwide movement that works to spread love, acceptance, and advocacy within the LGBTQ+ community. The platform was created by One Life Project Executive Director Alexander Kovarovic. Their Instagram page can be found by clicking here.

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