SOS Pride is making a commitment to take ongoing action as an organization to educate ourselves and raise public awareness about social justice and human rights issues facing our Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities. We recognize that many people within the LGBTQ2+ community also belong to the BIPOC community and have been underrepresented by our organization to date. As a Pride organization we commit to elevating BIPOC voices, stories and calls to action on our social media platforms and at our public events for the indefinite future as we step up as active allies moving forward.
Black Lives Matter
Black folks & allies working in solidarity with communities seeking justice from racialized violence. Grateful to be organizing on Coast Salish territory.
Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
National Inquiry into
Indigenous Women and Girls
Indigenous women and Two-Spirit people have traditionally been revered as life-givers and caregivers. This is why we say, “our women and girls are sacred.” But Indigenous women and girls, including those who are 2SLGBTQQIA, continue to be devalued. All too many become the victims of violence.
Our vision for the National Inquiry is to build a foundation that allows Indigenous women and girls to reclaim their power and place.
Because of Indigenous Peoples’ rich diversity, this reclaiming will look different in different places. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples each have their own distinct cultures, languages, and ways of life. Their communities have their own distinct political, legal, social, cultural, and economic systems. There can be no one-size-fits-all, pan-Indigenous approach. Solutions must instead be culturally appropriate to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women and girls, their respective communities, and their Nations.