Make Your Pride Month More Colorful By Giving Back

by | Jun 14, 2024

Pride is for celebrating all things queer with joy and full color — and an important time to support our friends and neighbors in LGBTQ+ community. So for Pride 2024, we’re combining the two. CannaContent is joining forces with Proud Mary Network for Color Me Proud, our initiative to spread joy through giving back.

What is Color Me Proud?

Color Me Proud is a 12-page coloring book featuring queer-themed drawings that celebrate all cannabis. Enjoy a relaxing day with a perfectly-rolled joint or your favorite edible while bringing the illustrations on these pages to life. Whether crayons, colored pencils, or markers — or vapes, tinctures, or blunts — you’ll enjoy the journey, no matter how you vibe.

To get your copy of Color Me Proud, we’re just asking that you donate to the LGBTQ+-centered 501(c)3 charitable organization of your choice. Donate a minimum of $25, take a screenshot or send us a .pdf of the receipt, and you’ll get a free coloring book on us.

How to get your free copy of Color Me Proud

Follow the two simple steps below by June 30th, 2024, and we’ll send a copy of Color Me Proud your way.

1. Donate to an LGBTQ+ organization of your choice

Donate a minimum of $25 to any 501(c)3 charitable organization that focuses on helping the queer community. This can be an organization on our recommended list below or one of your own choosing. As long as you make a pledge to support the LGBTQ+ community, that’s all that matters. 

2. Send us the receipts

Fill out this form and include a screenshot of your donation confirmation and your shipping address. We’ll mail out your copy of Color Me Proud after July 1st, so you can carry your pride through the rest of the year. Remember, the deadline is June 30th, so be sure to make those donations and contact us before the end of Pride. 

Get inspired: 10 LGBTQ+ organizations we love

Want a copy of Color Me Proud but not sure which organizations to donate to? Check out some of our recommendations below.

Ali Forney Center

The Ali Forney Center was founded in 2002 in memory of Ali Forney, a homeless gender-nonconforming youth who was forced to live on the streets and tragically murdered. Committed to saving the lives of LGBTQ+ young people, its mission is to protect them from the dangers of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. 

The Audre Lorde Project

The Audre Lorde Project is a community organizing center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit, trans, and gender non-conforming people of color, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education, and capacity-building, it works for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice. Committed to bridging differences, it aims to responsibly reflect, represent, and serve various communities.


Callen-Lorde is the global leader in LGBTQ+ healthcare. Since the days of Stonewall, it has been transforming lives in LGBTQ+ communities through excellent comprehensive care, provided free of judgment and regardless of ability to pay. Additionally, Callen-Lorde continuously pioneers research, advocacy, and education to drive positive change around the world, grounded in the belief that healthcare is a human right. 

The Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) was established in 1983 at the height of the AIDS crisis to provide a safe and affirming place for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers to respond to the urgent threats facing the community. Over the past 40 years, The Center has grown to meet the changing needs of New York’s LGBTQ+ community, delivering services that empower people to lead healthy, successful lives.

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Founded in New York in 1985, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) provides a platform for the LGBTQ+ community by empowering individuals to share their stories, holding the media accountable for their content, and aiding grassroots organizations in effective communication. By ensuring that LGBTQ+ stories are featured in the media, GLAAD fosters understanding, boosts acceptance, and promotes equality. 

GLAAD’s efforts have led to the coverage of LGBTQ+ stories and issues in national and local news, as well as in film and television. Adapting to the evolving media landscape, GLAAD continues to offer journalists and media professionals timely, inclusive, and authoritative resources, broadening the representation of the LGBTQ+ community one story at a time through a powerful combination of advocacy, education, and visibility. 

Marsha P. Johnson Institute

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute (MPJI) protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people. It accomplishes this by organizing the community, advocating for Black trans individuals, creating an intentional healing community, developing transformative leadership, and promoting collective power. 

MPJI was founded in response to the murders of Black trans women and women of color. The institute addresses the connection between these tragedies and the exclusion of Black trans people from social justice issues, including racial, gender, and reproductive justice, as well as gun violence. 

National Center for Transgender Equality

The National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) is a nationwide social justice organization dedicated to ending discrimination and violence against transgender individuals through education and advocacy on critical national issues. By empowering transgender people and their allies to inform and influence policymakers and others, NCTE ensures a strong and clear voice for transgender equality in the nation’s capital and across the country. 

The Okra Project

The Okra Project, part of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, is dedicated to providing mental health resources and services to Black Trans people. It does so by offering therapy support and other vital resources specifically intended to address the unique needs of the Black trans community. 

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to ensure that all individuals can self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably linked with racial, social, and economic justice. Therefore, it seeks to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. 

SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for these communities. It believes that to create meaningful political participation and leadership, individuals must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence. 

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a leading global organization dedicated to suicide prevention and mental health support for LGBTQ+ youth. It provides 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention services through TrevorLifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat, along with TrevorSpace, the largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ young people. 

Additionally, the Trevor Project runs an education program offering resources for adults and organizations serving youth. This advocacy department promotes pro-LGBTQ legislation and opposes anti-LGBTQ policies. It also runs a research team focused on identifying the most effective strategies to support LGBTQ youth in crisis and prevent suicide. 

Let’s make Pride extra colorful this year

Color Me Proud is our way of making Pride just a little more vibrant this year. If you receive a Color Me Proud coloring book, we’d love to see how you make it shine. Share your finished creations with us on social media with the hashtag #colormeproud to show your Pride.

And remember, Pride is something to be shown year-round; if you support an organization this month that speaks to you, stay involved moving forward. Keep sharing your creations after June 30th, and consider pledging a recurring donation to your favorite queer not-for-profit organization. Your support, whether it’s a financial pledge or volunteer hours, goes a long way to helping these organizations advocate for and defend the LGBTQ+ community 365 days a year.