This month HeadCount launches its Vote With Pride Center. The idea of the recourse center came from the Pride Centers of my youth that gave me and other LGBTQ+ people the tools to tackle simple things that we as a community had to think twice about or find an approach to that someone non-LGBTQ+ may not consider.
The 50th celebration of Pride feels really different than any of our recent Pride celebrations. As of today, we are globally surrounded by protests against police brutality and a pandemic.
It’s a lot at once but not estranged from the LGBTQ+ community. Pride commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969 against police violence. From Stonewall rose organizers like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera that created the momentum for legislative action to protect the LGBTQ+ community.
As a nonbinary person, I know the importance of finding the best fit path to engage in actions that have a few more barriers just because of how I exist in the world. When I came about the statistic, at least 1 million LGBTQ+ people are not registered to vote. I knew we needed to build a center for the community to access answers to hard questions and find answers to questions we had. I hope this resource makes you feel empowered to use your voice in your community and Vote With Pride at the polls.Register To Vote Vote With Pride Center