Have You Heard?
Inclusivity is in. Diversity is in.
We love the beauty industry for its compassion, acceptance, and the true individuality of all the professionals in it. The beauty industry, and all of its professionals, have been fearlessly leading the charge into a more inclusive and accepting tomorrow.
The beauty industry is showing the world it does not matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love, to be an all-star at what you do.
No longer can stigmas and prejudice keep anyone down from practicing their passion- while being who they are.
What We Are Doing:
Here at Elite Beauty Society, we want to stand up and applaud the amazing diversity in our industry and give back to it, too.
Help us spread the love to four incredible and supportive organizations giving back to the LGBTQ+ community- The Trevor Project, Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG, and It Gets Better Project. Through June, Elite Beauty Society will be donating a portion of every professional liability policy back to these amazing organizations.
Learn more about these amazing groups, how they impact the communities around them, and how they’re making the world a more inclusive place.
In addition to giving back directly to these organizations, Elite Beauty Society wants to give back to you, too, beauty fam. Share your story with us and be entered to win a $500 gift card to Salon Centric or Cosmoprof and $500 donated in your name to one of the following organizations.
This industry would not be what it is- without the amazing, talented and diverse individuals in it.
The Trevor Project began in 1994, as a live-action short film adapted from the one-man show WORD OF MOUTH.
The Oscar winning film launched a national movement. After securing an airing on HBO with Ellen DeGeneres hosting, director/producer Peggy Rajski discovered there was no real place for young people like Trevor to turn when facing challenges similar to his. She quickly recruited mental health experts and figured out how to build the infrastructure necessary for a nationwide 24-hour crisis line.
On the night the funny and moving coming-of-age story premiered on HBO in 1998, the Trevor Lifeline was launched, the first national crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.
Since then, hundreds of thousands of young people in crisis have reached out to The Trevor Project’s multiple in-person and online life-saving, life-affirming resources–Trevor Lifeline, TrevorChat, TrevorSpace and Trevor Education Workshops.
If you do need help, or just someone to talk to, you can reach Trevor representatives by calling 1.866.488.7386 or by texting START 678678
Have you seen the distinctive blue and yellow = sign on bumper stickers, flyers, t-shirts, or on social media and ever wondered what it stood for?
Well, it stands for the Human Rights Campaign. The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide, making it the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. HRC has a dream, a dream where a world LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community- and HRC plans to make this dream a reality.
The Human Rights Campaign was founded by Steve Endean in 1980 as one of the first gay and lesbian political action committee in the United States. HRC's mission was to provide financial support on behalf of the gay and lesbian community to political candidates who supported gay civil rights legislation. From their logo, to their foundations they support, the HRC is a moving force in making the nation and the world a more inclusive place.
HRC’s Many Programs Include:
Founded in 1973 after the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy.
PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
PFLAG envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed inclusive of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
The PFLAG community is built on several core values:
Since PFLAG is a national and local organization you can likely get involved right in your hometown, by joining or organizing a chapter, learn more about the grassroots movement here.
The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.
Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.
The It Gets Better Project envisions a world where all LGBTQ+ youth are free to live equally and know their worthiness and power as individuals.
In 2010, Dan Savage and his partner, Terry Miller, uttered three words that would give rise to a global movement focused on empowerment of LGBTQ+ youth — it gets better. What began as a simple social media campaign gone viral, has given way to a major organization and platform to provide hope and encouragement to young LGBTQ+ . That simple phrase has inspired over 60,000 people to share their It Gets Better story- and Elite Beauty Society wants hear your story, too! Share it here.