It’s Pride Month! Show Us Your True Colors!

Happy Pride Month everyone!

In 2015, Covenant House Vancouver (CHV), along with Covenant House International, partnered with True Colors United in order to enhance our engagement and services for the 2SLGBTQAI+ community.

Fun fact: Did you know that Cyndi Lauper, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning musician, who has global record sales of over 50 million albums, is a cofounder of True Colors United? She is an advocate for equality and social justice. Some of you may be familiar with her song, “True Colors.”

True Colors is a non-profit organization that is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, by creating systemic change. They do this through a broad continuum of community organizing, public engagement, public policy, research, and youth-collaboration programs.

This partnership provides CHV with an opportunity to strengthen the quality of services, practices, and culture, for the young people we serve, including 2SLGBTQAI+ youth.

All CHV staff take an annual training course with True Colors, to continue our commitment to supporting youth in the best way possible. The training is part of our culture that includes involvement from all levels of leadership. It impacts our program design and evaluation, and influences the types of activities we offer young people. It is an action-oriented commitment to serving the community with unconditional love and absolute respect.

As part of our summer content, we will be sharing CHV and community support content around the themes of Pride, inclusivity and the 2SLGBTQAI+ community. Stay tuned!

How are you showing your Pride this month? Follow us on social media and share the ways that you embrace inclusivity.