Celebrating Satisfaction Month with WordPress.com
Completely happy Satisfaction Month! At Automattic, we attempt to be a platform that democratizes publishing in order that anybody can share their tales. This month is a superb reminder for why we work arduous to develop the open internet.
Completely happy Satisfaction Month! My favourite components about celebrating this month are the tales shared from LGBTQ+ of us, their family members, and organizations trying to present assist. At WordPress.com, we attempt to be a platform that democratizes publishing in order that anybody can share their tales no matter earnings, gender, politics, language, or the place they stay on the planet. This month is a superb reminder for why we work arduous to develop the open internet.
For me, democratizing publishing means extra than simply my capacity to publish my very own story. It’s about having the ability to share, but additionally having the ability to obtain. As I have a good time Satisfaction Month as a younger, queer individual, I believe again to early on-line communities on which I discovered different LGBTQ+ folks and the way a lot I resonated with their tales. I really feel fortunate to have the ability to share my very own story, however there are numerous LGBTQ+ of us who can’t.
To this finish, we wished to offer assets, encourage, and spotlight organizations to assist as you have a good time Satisfaction Month in your individual means, whether or not that’s looking for out tales or writing your individual.
The LGBTQ+ group is huge — I’m a part of it, however I’m nonetheless studying new issues each day. Whether or not you establish as LGBTQ+ or not, ensure you correctly symbolize the group at massive once you share your story with the assistance of those assets:
We all know how vital it’s to seek out a picture that completely matches your writing and, since stock-image libraries have traditionally struggled to symbolize all experiences, we wished to share some free picture choices to ease your search this month:
Have any assets to suggest? Please share them within the feedback beneath! A part of our firm creed is to by no means cease studying, and I’d like to be taught what assets you all have discovered helpful.
Tip: Use the #celebratingpride tag to attach with people sharing their tales. Right here’s extra details about utilizing tags.
Inspiration from WordPress.com Bloggers
If you wish to write however are feeling caught looking for the phrases, take some inspiration this month from these writers with robust voices and diversified views:
Tip: Be certain that to comply with these websites so that you don’t miss any future posts.
Organizations to Help from Across the World
In partnership with Out in Tech, volunteers, together with a few of my superior colleagues, have labored collectively over the previous couple of years to create web sites for LGBTQ+ organizations all over the world. As you look to seek out organizations to assist, keep in mind to suppose globally, particularly contemplating there are nonetheless 73 nations with legal guidelines towards being LGBTQ+. We hope this checklist offers you an excellent place to begin:
Completely happy WordPress-ing. Completely happy Satisfaction.
For these of you sharing your individual tales of being LGBTQ+ on this world, thanks in your bravery and vulnerability.
For these of you who can’t share your story, please know that it will get higher and that you simply aren’t alone this month.
For these of you looking for out different folks’s tales, thanks for being supportive, being open, and looking for to develop your perspective.