Pride. It means celebrating the freedom to be yourself, feeling good about who you are. It’s something everyone should feel about themselves, every day. It’s about safety, security, happiness, and openness, rejecting prejudice and hatred, embracing our similarities and loving ourselves and each other.
We celebrate Pride Month because we believe in its importance, full stop. We support the LGBTQ+ community. We understand the trauma and harm that come from intolerance, and we fight against the parts of our world who encourage hate, fear, and repression. We work every day to improve our understanding, increase our sensitivity, and broaden our perspectives. It is the only way to be.
All month long, staff and clients are participating in Pride Month community events. Follow along on social media to see where we are and what we’re doing. To learn more about our commitment, click here to visit our Diversity and Inclusion pages.
We believe that understanding is key to vanquishing hatred and developing understanding. That’s why SATRI offers a robust variety of trainings to help those in our field develop their skills to better support the LGBTQ+ community. These trainings, sponsored by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, cover topics including working with LGBTQ+ youth and adults, advocating for LGBTQ+ youth, and sharing experiences and challenges in supporting the LGBTQ+ community. Click here for a list of our offerings.