It's Pride Month, and I'm raising money to help combat LGBTQ+ Homelessness in Richmond, Virginia. LGBTQ+ people make up a disproportionate amount of the homeless population, and face specific challenges when it comes to both avoiding homelessness in the first place, and escaping it once they become homeless.
Pull for Pride is an annual deadlifting competition that raises money for LGBTQ+ homeless shelters, community spaces, lifelines, and other invaluable non-profit resources. It asks participants like myself to raise as much money as they intend on lifting (in pounds). I plan on deadlifting between 345 and 400lbs between three attempts, and I'm asking for your help to make my contribution match (or exceed!) my deadlift.
This cause is near to my heart because of my friends who are either closeted around their families out of fear, or are out and face strained relationships with their families as a result. I support them any way I can, but there are lots of people out there who don't have that support system. I'm raising money to help fund critical services that serve the homeless LGBTQ+ population.