Join us at these upcoming events!
Out of the Darkness Walk Sioux Falls
LGBTQ youth are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers. This year, we're doing something about it. We're proud to be part of the 2022 Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday September 24th. Join our team or donate to support us at https://supporting.afsp.org/team/sufupride
Why support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention? From their website:
"AFSP promotes public policies at the federal and state levels to improve mental health and reduce suicide risk for individuals in the LGBTQ community.
Supporting bans on conversion therapy is one of AFSP’s top Public Policy Priorities. AFSP Field Advocates engage in advocacy efforts across the U.S. to protect LGBTQ youth from the harmful effects of conversion therapy, or sexual orientation change efforts. We stand with the research, clinical expertise, and expert consensus of every major professional health organization that conversion therapy is inappropriate, harmful, and increases negative mental health outcomes and risk for suicide.
AFSP has proudly joined several organizations in supporting and promoting The Trevor Project’s 50 Bills 50 States campaign, which urges lawmakers in all 50 states to introduce legislation to prohibit the practice of conversion therapy with minors. See our detailed issue brief here for a full list of states that have enacted bans on conversion therapy and to learn more about how you can get involved.
At the federal level, AFSP actively works to promote policies to prevent LGBTQ suicide, including integrating LGBTQ populations into existing data collection tools on suicide mortality and risk behavior."
BIPOC Inclusive Movement
Hosted by Tray Mendez of Elementray.
Event hosted twice monthly, 7pm-8pm.
Sponsored by: Sioux Falls Pride and The Convolo.
Text PRIDE to (605) 450-6400 to get event updates and more directly to your phone.