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Most of you are well aware that there's a lot at stake for the LGBTQ community in this nation right now. Across the country, many states have introduced anti-LGBTQ legislation—hundred of bills that restrict the rights of LGBTQ individuals and families. ———————————————————- I often receive messages from people who want to help and take action, but aren't sure how. I know how powerless many of you feel right now in this current political climate but we must not give up and we must work together to speak out against injustice. ———————————————————- Below are a few ideas, most of which I got from the Human Rights Campaign—so I can't take all the credit! ———————————————————- 1. BE VISIBLE: Show your support for equality and stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community, such as putting pro-equality stickers on your car, changing your social media profile photo, and sharing articles with friends and family about what's at stake for the LGBT movement. ———————————————————- 2. TAKE A STAND: Vow to fight discriminatory bills in 2017 by signing HRC’s No Hate In My State pledge at HRC.org, where you can see what anti-LGBTQ bills are being introduced. ———————————————————- 3. CONTACT YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS: Text MY CONGRESS to 306-44 to find your members of Congress, so you can call them directly whenever LGBTQ equality is in danger. ———————————————————- 4. VOLUNTEER: Many organizations need volunteers, or can direct you to where and how you can help locally. ———————————————————- 5. START THE CONVERSATION: It's important to speak out and have conversations with friends and loved ones about why it's important to stand up for the LGBTQ community. ———————————————————- 6. VOTE IN LOCAL AND STATE ELECTIONS: It is beyond important for those of us who can legally vote to vote for government officials who support equality and will fight for what's right.