- Celebrating the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) silent support service
- Raising awareness about the emotional support of our canine companions and the issues affecting LGBTQ lives.
- Valuing the unsung heroes of our rainbow clan
Animal companionship can make a big difference in the lives of people from the LGBTQ community. Often for a person identifying as LGBTQ having an animal friend goes far beyond just pet ownership. For some the animal companion may have been the first living being that an LGBTQ individual ‘came out’ to. For others they form an integral part of our ‘alternate’ families. Whatever way we look at it these four legged friends have provided great comfort, and offered unconditional love, acceptance and a non judgemental ear in times of struggle. Their constant and devoted presence easing our moments of isolation and bringing much comfort, laughter and love.
We still live in a world fraught with homophobic tensions. The presence of social prejudices against sexual orientation and gender orientation mean that an LGBTQ individual is three times more likely to experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Often these animals friends of ours can be found in the background providing their silent support in times of need.
Rainbow Pooch Pride is dedicated to sharing our stories, a place to share pictures and videos that celebrate our Rainbow Pooch Warriors just as they are. Our monthly meet up (Rainbow Pooch in the Park), every second Sunday of the month, a chance for dog owners and dog lovers alike to walk together for a bit of Rainbow Pooch Pride...flag held high 🏳️🌈
In the meantime check out our stories at www.facebook/groups/rainbowpoochpride/ and meet some of our international Rainbow Pooches on instagram @RainbowPoochPride. Enjoy!