#WW:đź’“Beyond attending Pink Dot, how can we support our LGBTQ+ friends?

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Published on Jun 22, 2022

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Pink Dot, an event that supports people’s right to love, comes and goes every year. This year is back to a physical event with many hugs exchanged and photos taken. Beyond the event, how can we show support and compassion to our LGBTQ+ friends?

1. To foster harmony and understanding, we first must drop the need to be right all the time. Here’s how

2. The ultimate guide to inclusivity in organisations (Buddhist ones included!)

To foster harmony and understanding, we first must drop the need to be right all the time. Here’s how

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What’s going on here

The author shares how we can establish harmony between the divides in society. Staying silent about discrimination can make us part of the problem too. Understanding our and others’ fears can bridge the gap.

Why we like it & the key takeaway

The author gives super nice graphics on how we can react in different situations. For example, if a colleague is uncomfortable with another colleague’s sexual orientation. Or in other cases, a colleague feels discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.

“A constructive approach is to educate ourselves about the opposing views in hopes that our perspectives can be shifted, and that misconceptions can be cleared. “

Check out the full article below!

The ultimate guide to inclusivity in organisations (Buddhist ones included!)

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What’s going on here

Rainbodhi, a spiritual friendship group for LGBTQIA+ Buddhists and an advocate for more inclusion and diversity in the broader Buddhist community, shares a simple manual for boosting inclusivity in Buddhist groups and more!

Why we like it & key takeaways

The cute comic strip helps the reader navigate the dos and don’ts in creating an inclusive practitioner circle for all. More importantly, the manual also shares perspectives on the link between Anatta & sexual identity. We love the manual as it is comprehensive in building a more inclusive organisation.

“Some Buddhists use the concept of not-self to shut down LGBTQIA+ people talking about issues that affect them, or the very real suffering that they experience.”

Check out the manual here!

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