What is the Pride Month Vegan Challenge?

During the Pride Month Vegan Challenge, LGBTQIA+ folks pledge to "Eat the Rainbow" for the month of June by going vegan for Pride month. Participants get daily advice and inspiration and can be matched with an LGBTQIA+ vegan mentor if they choose.

The Pride Month Vegan Challenge is a project of VINE Sanctuary. VINE is an LGBGTQ-led farmed animal sanctuary that works for social and environmental justice as well as for animal liberation. More than 700 animals live at the sanctuary.

We're sponsoring this challenge because we know how much truer (and queerer) we all felt after going vegan. We've organized events on the subject of "queering animal liberation" for 20 years, during which we've learned so much about how socially constructed cravings for animal products hurt people and animals. Watch this video to learn about the biodiversity of sexuality among nonhuman animals and some of the linkages we see between queer and animal liberation.

Why go vegan?

There are so many reasons!

  • For animals! Learn about chickens, cows, ducks, pigs, fishes, and other animals from our friends at Food Empowerment Project. Visit VINE Sanctuary on Facebook or Instagram to meet animals rescued from the meat and dairy industries.

  • For the environment! Going vegan is the most effective thing you can do to reduce your own contributions to climate change while also reducing your use of water and other natural resources.

  • For your health! Learn about the health benefits of a vegan diet from our friends at Animal Outlook.

  • To be true to yourself! As an LGBTQIA+ person, you know that being true to your heart's desire is much more important than conforming to socially constructed norms. Probably, you don't really want to kill animals or be responsible for their suffering in any way. Probably, you do want to be in better relationship to animals and to the wide, wild, wondrous larger-than-human world.

How can I join the Challenge?

Just sign up here and we'll make sure you're good to go on June 1st!

If you want to get started early, check out the free vegan starter guide from our friends at the Afro-Vegan Society.

Do I have to be LGBTQIA+ to participate?

Have you got an LGBTQIA+ friend, coworker, neighbor, or family member? You're in! Are you in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ struggles for freedom and against hate? You're family! Sign up for the challenge here

I'm already vegan. How can I help?

There are so many ways you can help! Dare your friends to take the Pride Month Vegan Challenge. Share the challenge on social media . Sign up to be a vegan mentor. Contribute a recipe for us to share with Challenge participants. Or donate here.

Pride Month Vegan Challenge is a project of VINE Sanctuary

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