More than the month of June, Pride is a movement; it connects the LGBTQ+ community with its history of activism, as well as connects us to one another in a stunning co-expression of pride. That movement can’t (and shouldn’t) quiet down even while we’re staying in. So, this year, since the outside stage is on hold, The Body Shop is bringing a swell of support to the digital stage…a full-tilt celebration of the Pride movement in the form of an online parade. Inspiring, amplifying, connecting in full color.



Let it out, online. We’ve got a month packed of Pride style and celebration ready to bring the LGBTQ+ community together in a big way. Tag us using #LiveOutProud and #TBSTogether in your Instagram or Facebook post with your at-home Pride look, and we’ll add you to our Facebook Pride Parade on Monday July 6th…a virtual community that’s ready to march!


MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people. We’ve teamed up with MindOut to create awareness and offer support for the challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community. MindOut supports the mental health and wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ communities and prioritizes mental health as a community concern. If you are affected and need support, head to MindOut’s website to access their online service and resources.


MindOut For Each Other

Social isolation during Covid-19 can have an impact on our mental wellbeing. LGBTQ+ communities are particularly at risk from the loss of contact with each other and at risk of not getting the support they need. Since lockdown began, MindOut has seen a 47% increase in service users. Vital services like MindOut need donations more than ever so they can continue to support individuals across the world. Donate, if you can, here:



LGBTQ+ Statistics

40% of LGBTQ+ people will have mental health experiences compared to 25% of the general population.
(Source: MindOut National LGBTQ+ Survey 2018)

8 in 10 LGBTQ+ young people (84%) indicated that they had experienced at least one mental health problem or associated behavior. (Source: 2018)

Members of the LGBTQ+ community are at a greater risk of experiencing hate crimes compared to heterosexual people, with certain LGBTQ+ groups found to be at particular risk, including gay men, trans people, young people and those identifying as LGBTQ+ from black and ethnic minority groups. (Source: Mental Health Org)

The higher prevalence of mental illness among members of the LGBTQ+ community can be attributed to a range of factors such as discrimination, isolation, rejection and homophobia. LGBTQ+ people are 1½ times more likely to develop depression and anxiety compared to the rest of the population. (Source: Mental Health Org)