Over 250 people turned out for the first Poolside for Pride with GLAAD at the Rooftop on The Standard, Downtown. Guests drank, swam, danced, and sent off Pride with a bang!
We even had a surprise visit from YouTuber Jessie Paege, who recently shared her inspiring coming out story on her account. Jessie talked about her struggles with finally accepting who she is and encouraged anyone watching her video to never give up.
Because of all of you, we were able to create almost 200 grassroots actions in just one day. SameSide partnered with GLAAD to advocate stopping the marketing of gay conversion therapies in California, as well to overturn the transgender military ban. GLAAD is an organization that is changing the narrative around LGBTQ+ life, and we were happy to partner with them to ban such outdated and unethical practices.
We are so grateful to Gigi and Nats for taking the time to sign postcards to send to their representatives!
If you missed the event, you can still take action and make your voice heard!
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