In response to an opinion piece in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jun/30/pride-target-just-stop-oil-common-enemy, About Just Stop Oil threatening to protest London Pride.
The climate crisis is a threat to all of us, but it disproportionately affects marginalized groups, including the LGBTQ+ community and women.
A 2021 study by the World Health Organization found that LGBTQ+ people are more likely to experience heat stress, respiratory problems, and mental health issues due to climate change. They are also more likely to live in poverty, which makes them more vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
In addition, the Christian nationalist conservative movement that is attacking the LGBTQ+ community is also attacking women's rights. This movement has raised over $3 billion to fight LGBTQ+ and women's rights, and it has been coordinating its efforts for decades.
This is why it is so important for the LGBTQ+ community and women to stand together. We are facing a common enemy, and we need to unite our forces in order to win.
We need to raise awareness of the ways in which climate change and the attacks on our rights are interconnected. We need to show the world that we are not going to back down, no matter how much pressure we are put under.
We need to demand action from our elected officials. We need to make sure that they know that we will not rest until they take the necessary steps to protect our communities and our planet.
We need to support each other. We need to build a strong network of allies who will stand with us in the fight for our rights.
Here are some ways you can get involved:
Support a climate action group that is focused on LGBTQ+ and women's issues.
Donate to an LGBTQ+ organisation or a women's rights organization.
Contact your elected officials and demand action on climate change and LGBTQ+ and women's rights.
Educate yourself and others about the climate crisis and the attacks on LGBTQ+ and women's rights.
Together, we can make a difference.