Love is Always Full Spectrum
Green Revolution is joining the LGBTQIA+ community in celebrating Pride Month with the launch of a special, limited-release Doozies: Pride Edition. 10% of proceeds from these variety packs will support the mission of Lifelong.org, a non-profit organization providing health resources to the LGBTQIA+ community and other marginalized groups. Read more below about the history of Pride Month and how you can join Green Revolution in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.
What is Pride Month?
In the early hours of June 28, 1969, police officers in New York City raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in the city’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. During the raid, police forcefully removed patrons and staff from the building. This wasn’t the first time a gay-friendly establishment was raided. Raids in the 1960’s were common practice for the New York City police department. However, the Stonewall raid was different. Rather than disperse as is customary after a raid, patrons and neighborhood residents alike clustered around the Stonewall Inn, airing their grievances against the systemic discrimination and abuse exacted against people with diverse orientations. In a show of pride and resilience in their identities, the community staged protests for several days afterwards. In the wake of the Stonewall Uprising, LGBT (Now LGBTQIA+) organizations formed to advocate for the rights of all people to be who they want to be and to love who they want to love. Pride Month celebrates the pride, resilience, and advocacy of the LGBTQIA+ community from that watershed moment at the Stonewall Inn to the present day.
Why Pride Month Matters
Freedom is a fundamental human right. Among the most vital human freedoms are the freedom to be who you want to be and the freedom to love who you want to love. However, many countries restrict LGBTQIA+ individuals from exercising these freedoms. While it is true that the United States has unrestricted certain freedoms, such as the right to legal marriage for LGBTQ+ individuals (Obergefell v. Hodges), many of the laws in place still leave room for discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. For instance, no current federal laws exist banning descrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in public accomodations, such as restaurants. In cases such as this, LGBTQIA+ individuals are subject to the laws of state and local governments, which are too often discriminatory. Clearly, much work still needs to be done to ensure the LGBTQIA+ community no longer faces widespread discrimination. Therefore, the purpose of Pride Month is not only to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community but to also show the world the injustices against the community and the corresponding changes that need to be made.
Equality, Pride, and Celebrating Differences
Among the pillars of the LGBTQIA+ community are the ideals of equality for all people, pride in oneself, and celebration of the differences one has with others. Humans are all different. Just as you are living a human experience right now, so do people of every sexual and gender orientation live around the world. Pride Month explores how every human is connected by shared experience, and how learning about differences in sexual and gender orientations builds further bridges between otherwise disconnected individuals and communities.
The Importance of the LGBTQIA+ Community to Green Revolution
Green Revolution shares the core values of the LGBTQIA+ community. Similar to the LGBTQIA+ community, the cannabis community has experienced unjust discrimination at the federal level for decades. We share the belief with the LGBTQIA+ community that everyone should be allowed to experience life as they see fit. Like Pride Month, cannabis provides a pathway to empathy and interconnectedness. Through our cannabis products, people can connect to friends, family, and strangers in ways they never before experienced. Importantly, our cannabis products also empower the individual to live life on their own terms. In a similar way, Pride Month empowers people to live on their own terms by embracing who they are. For all these reasons, we can think of no better time to celebrate individual empowerment than Pride Month.
A Mixed Bag of Flavors – It Takes a Rainbow
In celebration of differences, Green Revolution is launching a limited-time-only Doozies Variety Pack for Pride Month with a unique mix of flavored gummies. Like people, each of these gummy flavors have their own identity. We encourage you to find a pack of our Pride Month gummies at a dispensary near you! Most importantly, 10% of all proceeds from every Pride Month pack you purchase will be donated to the non-profit organization Lifelong.org.
Green Revolution's Partnership with Lifelong.org
From Lifelong.org, “Everyone deserves the chance to live their healthiest life, but that vision is out of reach for far too many people. For nearly 40 years, Lifelong has fought for marginalized communities with relentless compassion—because no one should have to battle stigma, judgment, or the devastating effects of illness alone. Our wraparound care model supports the whole person by breaking down barriers and improving access to nutritious food, stable housing, and vital health resources for people living with diabetes, HIV, kidney disease, and other life-challenging illnesses. Our community support network fills the gaps in broken systems and ensures that everyone has an equitable opportunity to thrive.” At Green Revolution, we believe Lifelong.org’s mission to provide resources to marginalized communities like the LGBTQIA+ community deserves recognition and support. Everyone, regardless of sexuality and gender, needs access to tools that will help them live a healthy, fulfilling life.
How Can You Help?
As previously mentioned, you can support the LGBTQIA+ community during Pride Month by purchasing the limited-time-only Doozies Variety Pack for Pride month, of which 10% of all proceeds will be donated to help Lifelong.org provide resources to disadvantaged groups like the LGBTQIA+ community. You can also support the LGBTQIA+ community by donating to the following organizations: