Happy Pride Month!
June is Pride Month and at Effing we’re celebrating love, community, and radical, inclusive queerness! Pride Month is important to us because it uniquely embodies the sex-positive communities we serve.
Pride Is A Riot
The first Pride, which took place in 1970, grew out of the Stonewall Uprising, which took place in 1969. The uprising, a direct response to police brutality, was led by two queer trans women, Silvia Riviera and Marsha P. Johnson. The resistance that occurred at Stonewall became the catalyst for the modern LGBTQIA+ liberation movement.
In recent years, there has been a push to honor the original spirit of Pride, which was centered in the struggle for human rights in contrast to the widespread commercialization of Pride by big corporations. Pride is about resisting the oppression of marginalized people. Pride is about acceptance and freedom. Pride is the brick thrown by Marsha P. Johnson in the face of police violence. Pride is the full spectrum of the Queer community and will always be a riot, centered in revolution.
Grant Cycle Virtual Info Session!
It’s not too early to start looking forward to the 2022-2023 grant cycle, which starts September 1, 2022. Have questions about our grant cycle? We have answers! Join Effing founder Dr. Kit Stubbs and Executive Director Carlton Perry for an online info session taking place on 06/13/2022 at 8PM EST.
Over the course of an hour, learn all about The Effing Foundation, the upcoming cycle and applying for an Effing grant. Hosted on Zoom, you can join the info session by using this link.
The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity is able to provide grants to sex-positive artists and educators because of the support we receive from generous donors. Please visit our donation page to learn how you can contribute and support our mission to reduce sexual stigma and shame. Thank you for your continued support.
Carlton Perry (he/him)
Executive Director - The Effing Foundation for Sex-Positivity