Celebrating Pride Month with Equality Maine
This month we are excited to be partnering with Equality Maine and donating 10% of all website sales to their cause. Equality Maine is the oldest statewide LGBTQ+ organization in the state of Maine. The organization was founded in 1984 in response to the murder of Charlie Howard, a Bangor man who was killed simply because he was gay. Equality Maine's founding members made it their mission to educate the general public, politicians, and the media about gay and lesbian issues.
Equality Maine's guiding values include: Community, Education, Collaboration, and Power. One of their current campaigns centers around making schools in Maine safe places for LGBTQ+ Youth. They are working with teachers, parents, administrators, principals and the community at large to support students and make sure that Maine schools are an inclusive environment for all Mainers. They are also providing LGBTQ+ youth with opportunities to volunteer with political campaigns and attend community centric events via their New Leaders Project.
GrandyOats is proud to support these initiatives and spread Equality Maine's message via our site. We hope that through support for community groups like Equality Maine we can work to make Maine and the wider world a more just and free society for all.