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Celebrate Love

CELEBRATE LOVE

The Body Shop is standing and celebrating with the LGBTQIA+ community. Joyfully, colourfully, loudly. We want everyone to be able to celebrate with pride and hope, and express who they truly are. We are calling on our community to be better allies to our LGBTQIA+ siblings, so together, we can all Celebrate Love.

Nine ways to be a better ally

NINE WAYS TO BE A BETTER ALLY

We want to tackle the big issues of LGBTQIA+ inequality with the positive force of self love, encouraging allyship and making sure the LGBTQIA+ community feel seen and celebrated. We acknowledge that everyone is at a different point in their journey to being an active ally but whether you’re looking for ways to educate, support or put your ally ship into action, we have some ideas on how to start…

EDUCATE

  1. Listen Stop and take it all in. Sometimes the best thing you can do it is to soak up everything.

  2. Learn Read up. Take those stories you’ve heard and find out more. Educate yourselves.

  3. Pronouns Small things can make a big difference. Referring to someone as the wrong title can hurt. Be thoughtful.

SUPPORT

  1. Share Spread the word. Add to the awareness. The more people are informed, the quicker we lose any stigma.

  2. Support Console people, be there for them, do what you can do to help.

  3. Challenge Call things out. Don’t sit in silence. Tell someone when they’re making a mistake and offer a solution for the future.

ACT

  1. Protest However you interpret that. On the picket line or however, do what you can to change perceptions.

  2. Dance Protest, make noise, fight against the system, yes. But have fun. Dance. Mardi Gras is a party, too. Nothing can stop you having fun.

  3. Donate There are lots of good causes fighting the good fight. Find them, research, support. However you can.

Supporting Mardi Gras with pride

SUPPORTING MARDI GRAS WITH PRIDE

The Body Shop Australia is donating $10,000 to Mardi Gras to allow more LGBTQIA+ communities to connect and have a voice, to celebrate with pride and hope. Below are just some of the ways that the donation will assist Mardi Gras.

  • Provide support grants to LGBTQIA+ community groups
  • Help disadvantaged people access Mardis Gras with scholarships
  • Enable regional and remote communities to participate in the Parade

HOW ARE THE DONATIONS SPENT?

45%

Grants & Scholarships

30%

Free Community Events

15%

Senior & Disability Access

10%

Admin, Staff & Marketing

MEET SAM

Watch Sam from our Sydney store joyfully express tips on how to be a better ally to our LGBTQIA+ community.