Pride is dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community and includes examining historical abuses and celebrating how far we have come along the road to equality while acknowledging that our work is not yet done. The transgender youth community, in particular, is especially vulnerable. While we acknowledge that we cannot magically create equity, what we can do is suggest ways to engage in acts of kindness for trans youth and their communities.
In all, 839 people pledged to complete an act during Spark, 452 of whom listed GISH as their inspiration for pledging. By the end of Spark, 170 staff and supporters submitted participation forms documenting their kindness acts. Here are just a few of those acts.
Notice that none of the above examples require taking from the group with fewer needs. Equity instead just means meeting needs in order to (hopefully) access equal outcome or opportunities.
COVID-19 has raised the importance of outdoor spaces for children. Jade Wardle helped provide a fire circle for Bransgore students.