Throughout the month of June, there are nationwide celebrations focussed on the LGBTQIA+ community and raising awareness for LGBTQIA+ rights.
Pride Month 2023 is about celebrating LGBTQIA+ culture and rights and continuing to raise awareness for the LGBTQIA+ community by supporting LGBTQIA+ voices. As part of raising awareness in 2023, at 6° Media & Marketing, we’re celebrating influencers that continue to put others first and use their platforms to boost awareness around LGBTQIA+ causes.
LGBTQIA+ Influencers Making A Difference
Blair Imani @blairimani – Blair Imani is the bestselling author of Read This to Get Smarter, a book that helps readers navigate the world of race, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, and more.
As a member of the Black Lives Matter movement, Imani is an outspoken expert on intersectionality, gender studies, race, and racism, along with U.S. history. Imani identifies as queer, Black, bisexual, and Muslim.
Blair uses her social media platforms, including Instagram, where she has 560,000 followers, to educate people about progressive thinking, history, culture, and policies affecting the LGBTQIA+ community.
Hannah Hart @harto – Hannah Hart is an American actress, internet personality, and author. Hannah identifies as a lesbian and has built a large following on her social media platforms, including Instagram and YouTube, where she posts about her life.
With over 1 million followers on Instagram, Hannah has become an entertaining and authentic source of content about sexuality and mental health.
In addition, she advocates for removing the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Erika Hart @ihartericka – Erika Hart is an American influencer that identifies as a ‘Black, queer, non-binary femme’ that has a goal of encouraging people to be more open-minded about identity and sexuality. As a breast cancer survivor, Hart proudly displays her battle scars and posts about not only her battle with breast cancer but also her mastectomy scars.
With almost 500k followers on Instagram, Hart posts about sex, sexuality, health, gender, and race and emphasizes that ‘Black femmes do not have to be kind, easy-going...’ simply to conform to societal pressures that are instilled on women relating to their diet, preferences, appearance, or activism.
Alysse Dalessandro @readytoshare – Alysse, otherwise known by their Instagram handle @readytoshare, uses social media platforms to champion the LGBTQIA+ community. Many of their posts highlight colorful selfies of the latest fashions, highlighting bright and vibrant colors, bold designs, and their signature red lips.
Recently, Dalessandro celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia with a powerful message to social media followers. “One of the issues I want to draw attention to is happening in the U.S. Transgender youth are under attack every day with new bills targeting their ability to access affirming healthcare, play sports and live as their authentic selves.”
Celebrate and Promote the Rights of the LGBTQIA+ Community Every Day
Often the achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community aren’t celebrated as highly as they should be. Pride Month 2023 offers businesses, individuals, and organizations a unique opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and boost awareness around the issues it faces every day.
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