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
Our Partner: The Campaign for Southern Equality
in micro-grants to LGBTQ organizers
healthcare providers trained in trans-affirming care practices
people directly served
audience through Southern Equality Studios
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 take to 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.Learn more
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.Learn more
Nuggets on Nuggets
In honor of Pride month, #BigOrangeBox deliveries feature an important message we hope Nuggeteers everywhere will join us in shouting out: Y'all Means All!
Cover Club Vol. 8
We’re partnering with The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) all month-long, including a Cover Club fundraising campaign from June 22nd-28th.
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 in June will benefit CSE’s work, which promotes full LGBTQ equality across the South.Learn About Cover Club