We believe the next evolution of PRIDE comes from within. As the world continues to progress in this civil rights movement, PRIDE 2.0 is here to assist LGBTQ people in establishing greater well-being in every area of life – mental, emotional, physical, sexual, relational, and spiritual. A community that knows its power, freedom and wholeness from within can never be taken down by fear,hatred, and intolerance again.
PRIDE 2.0 is more than a website, it’s a global, virtual community that brings together some of the greatest teachers, healers, coaches, artists, and s/heroes in the LGBTQ community and from the enormous community of those who love and support us. Led by Mark Anthony Lord, these are the thought leaders who are moving us forward with their dedication to total freedom, self-love and acceptance.
Through virtual conferences, online classes, webinars, one-on-one coaching and small group experiences PRIDE 2.0 will free LGBTQ people from a sense of isolation and loneliness by sharing of our journey of challenges and triumphs, love and laughter.
THE PURPOSE OF PRIDE 2.0
- Heal shame, self-hatred, and fear of intimacy
- Remove and transform religious abuse and the belief that we are unworthy
- Raise and activate, as a way of life, self-esteem, self-respect, self-affirmation, and self-love
- Create a global, happy, spiritual, supportive community
- Bring resources for LGBTQ people, youth, families and friends to flourish and thrive in their lives
Although much progress is being made today around Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) equal rights, still people around the world face violence and inequality – and sometimes torture, even execution – because of who they love, how they look, or who they are. Believe it or not, homosexuality is illegal in 81 countries around the world. Because of societal abuse (religious, government, educational, community and family), many LGBTQ people experience deep shame and rejection that can lead to low self-esteem, addiction, and self-hatred. Many also suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder from a childhood of daily terror of bullying, physical abuse, emotional abuse, fear of being disowned, rejected by God, and even killed. PRIDE 2.0 provides a GLOBAL safe haven of resources and support to heal the soul, a platform to share their journeys and launching pad to embark on a new path filled with clarity and positivity.
Risks and challenges
Technology - we are wanting to create a platform that, in its greatest vision, has many moving and complex parts. This is why we are intentionally building out PRIDE 2.0 in phases - first phase is to build a website that can grow over time, while being able to begin offering virtual conferences and classes that are easy to access and life-changing for the participants.
And, with all the technological advancements out there in the world today, we are confident there are always multiple technology solutions and experts to help us in the building of this website/HUB.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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