Y'all Means All
You might have heard that at Nugget, we create products for growing imaginations – for kids and kids at heart.
Children and growing imaginations are a natural pairing (just ask anyone who’s weathered non-stop “Why?” questions) but it can be harder to picture how a grownup with a growing imagination shows up in the world.
And yet, that ability to grow and nurture one's imagination, to perceive the world not as it is but as it could be, is vital to creating a world play and creativity, as well as equity and opportunity for all. When grownups create rules for a society that impacts everyone – young and old alike – from a place of fear, limited perspective, and distrust, it limits everyone’s potential. This is what we’re seeing across the country as anti-LGBTQ+ legislation is enacted – policies that restrict and diminish rather than celebrate and uplift. And here at Nugget, we imagine a different sort of future.
Will you join us?
This June, we’re partnering with the Campaign for Southern Equality
CSE is an organization that is working to build a South where LGBTQ+ people are equal in every way of life. Our campaign will shine a light on what we can all do to create a more inclusive society – to grow our own imaginations from the current state of the world to what it could be: a world where everyone can live as themselves – thriving, accepted, and supported. A world where truly, y’all means all.
Our Partner: The Campaign for Southern Equality
in grassroots grants to frontline organizers & LGBTQ+ individuals in need since 2017
healthcare providers trained in trans-affirming care practices
people directly served
donated by Nuggeteersnear and far
The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) promotes full LGBTQ+ equality – both legal and lived – across the South.
Home to more than one-third of all LGBTQ+ Americans, the South is a charged and nuanced landscape where people have urgent and disproportionate needs, where there are frequent political attacks on the LGBTQ+ community, and where there are periodic – and significant – opportunities to advance LGBTQ+ rights.
They support LGBTQ+ and allied students through the Supportive Schools Program, offer direct financial emergency assistance to children and families impacted by the pandemic and anti-transgender legislation, and help young people explore activism through advocacy and art.
How You Can Support LGBTQ+ Equality at Home
While creating an inclusive society is a complex and multi-layered process, there are tangible steps that everyone can taketo make positive changes in their home communities.
Get engaged in local and state community organizations to call for policies that strengthen communities for everyone, including LGBTQ+ people.
Share your opposition to anti-transgender and anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, urge your City Council or County Commission to adopt LGBTQ-inclusive policies, and urge the federal government to take action so that no one faces discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Create opportunities for discussion about LGBTQ+ dignity and equality at home and ensure that your child understands that families come in all shapes.
Sharing children's books and TV shows can be a good chance to speak with your family about the need to treat all families and all people with respect, no matter who they are or who they love.
Become familiar with LGBTQ-inclusive language, which can set a positive example and ensure everyone feels welcome.
For example, try substituting "boys and girls," "you guys," and "ladies and gentlemen" for "y'all" – because y'all means all. Or introduce yourself with the pronouns that you use to signal your allyship.
Cover Club Vol. 9
We’re partnering again with The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) during Pride month. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon!
What is Cover Club?
A contest where Nuggeteers far and wide purchase tickets for a chance to win Nuggety prizes, with 100% of proceeds going to a non-profit partner. All of the funds raised will benefit CSE’s work, which promotes full LGBTQ+ equality across the South.