Bumble has announced that it is going to support LGBTQ organisations throughout Pride Month that are dedicated to helping people from ethnic minorities.
The decision was made to combine the month-long celebrations with support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which has seen increased backing around the world in the past few weeks.
The female-first social app will provide financial support to non-profits, bail funds, mutual aid funds, and any other service that is committed to helping at-risk people in the community.
Bumble will donate a total of $1 million to these organisations, which is capped at a maximum of $5,000 per charity.
Kyra Seay, Bumble’s Special Projects Manager, said in a statement: “Pride and racial justice aren’t mutually exclusive. As ongoing supporters of Pride month, we have to acknowledge the BIPOC who founded this movement and those who continue to fight for their rights today.
“Trans people of color have been on the frontlines of fighting for fundamental human rights for decades – such as leading the Stonewall Riots, which are widely credited with starting the gay liberation movement. Today, it’s more important than ever to honor that history and work to support LGBTQ+ BIPOC.”
Users can nominate themselves or a group that they support to be one of the recipients. Applications must be made online by 30th June to be eligible.
Find the list of supported organisations here.