The Importance of PRIDE

Aurifil is proud to share our love of thread & textiles, to herald our incredible staff, designers, artisans, and educators, AND to support our wonderfully talented and diverse community of makers. By producing the best thread, we’re afforded this forum. Here, we continue to share Aurifil’s core values which revolve around benevolence and the prosperity of our entire community.

We celebrate PRIDE for how it connotes strength, empowerment, and resilience, in the face of an ever-present fight against discrimination, prejudice, hatred, and inequality experienced by the LGBTQIA+ community. We have curated a library of resources that we’ve found valuable for education, conversation, and collaborative advocacy. We’d invite you to share your own links in the comments so that we and our full range of readers might find some new avenues for continued education.


SUPPORT

While we acknowledge that progress has been made, there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done. There are countless amazing organizations worldwide who are doing that work and creating that needed space. As Aurifil USA is located in Chicago, IL, we’ve made a donation to the Brave Space Alliance for 2022. Their mission:

Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ+ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. We strive to empower, embolden, and educate each other through mutual aid, knowledge-sharing, and the creation of community-sourced resources as we build toward the liberation of all oppressed peoples.

We encourage you to check out their website to learn more about the work they are doing in the Chicago area. Thanks to ongoing support, the were recently able to open a Community Center/Shelter for Trans Women in the South Shore.

We’re including some other amazing organizations below, but there are so many! Research those working for change in your area and see what you can do to support, volunteer, contribute.


LISTEN


READ


EDUCATE


ADVOCATE


ONLINE SAFETY

We found the following resource to be incredibly thoughtful, sharing valuable tips for online safety and support. Click on the image below to learn more.


8 comments

    1. Thank YOU for being amazing humans. Grateful to know you and am ever inspired by your advocacy. I hope that everyone reading this will follow along with you both!

  1. Y’all have really done Pride right. The booklist actually made me cry!. ❤️It just makes me feel so good to know that the money I spend with a company isn’t then used to work against my rights. Thank you!

    1. Hi JJ — That is so nice to hear! We are hoping to continue adding to it, building new resources as we move along. Thank you for your support and for following along with us and happy PRIDE!!

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