The monthly focus for each society year January-August
January is the beginning of a new year and what better way to start it off than taking a active interest in the consistency of our health and wellness practices. In January, we focus on LGBTQ health and wellness within. We help fight stigmas that prevent LGBTQ individuals from having access to affirming healthcare options through our own signature programming and sharing of information on affirming care resources in our local communities.
We love supporting LGBTQ entrepreneurs and this month is the time that we actively spread the word of LGBTQ business & services. We create networking opportunities for LGBTQ individuals to expand the reach of their brand and make it a point to patronize a LGBTQ owned business at the end of the month.
March is #LBTQWomensHistoryMonth in The National Gardenia Society Inc. This month, we highlight prominent LBTQ women in history and recognize the contributions of lesbian elders in our own community. One of the ways we do this is with our annual "Pearls of Wisdom" legacy reception which is one of our signature programs.
In April, our sisterhood focuses on LGBT advocacy and empowerment through giving back to our local pride community. We distinctively focus our efforts on supporting causes that directly support and affirm the LGBT community with a emphasis on the LGBT POC community.
The National Gardenia Society was founded May 25, 2015 in Broward County, Florida. This month, we celebrate the founding of our sisterhood, all of our accomplishments and special milestones with public and private events.
Celebrate Pride! In the United States of America, June is recognized as National Pride Month to honor the June 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York. The Stonewall Riots sparked the beginning of the LGBTQ Liberation movement. We attend and support PRIDE every June and bring awareness of the sisterhood through our participation in local pride events.
During sisterhood month in The National Gardenia Society Inc., we celebrate each other and engage in a series of activities that help foster sisterly love, unity and growth within the organization.
Our sisters from all over the nation come together for our annual vacation. This tradition allow us to experience new vacation destinations together and is the culminating event of the formal society year.
SEPT. - DEC.
Closed until next year!