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How to celebrate Pride with your children year-round

As a single mother at 16, I was forced to give up my baby for adoption by my parentsAlicia Silverstone shares a bed with her 11-year-old. So what?'I gave birth to someone else's baby': What it's really like to be a surrogate in the UKOrganisations range from Stonewall, which actively fights for change or MindOut, which focuses directly on mental health issues faced by the community.Colours Youth Network fights to create spaces where LGBTQ+ young people of racial, cultural, spiritual, and religious identities are centred, while Hidayah LGBT promotes inclusion and fights back against injustice specifically to serve queer Muslims across the world.These are just some examples of charities that can help your child gain a wider view and which they can embolden themselves by supporting.Suggest your child could maybe sell some unused toys to help the causes too; you’d be amazed how many kids are actually up for this when it means they are doing something positive.There will be a lot of Pride events around the country, but if there’s not one close by, or your children fancy being more creative themselves, why not host one within your community?Get the kids to make bunting and decorations, draw pictures, have face paint and put on a fashion show where they can dress to express.Pride can and should be fun; and this will give children a day they will remember and one they will always relate to inclusivity.You could also jointly create a playlist together involving artists and songs from, or relating, to the LGBTQ+ community.This one’s easy and endless fun.

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