Teas Etc.’s new PRIDE green tea blend does double duty supporting local and national programmes for LGBTQ youth
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Teas Etc. launches a delicious new green tea blend, PRIDE, supporting the LGBTQ local community and The Trevor Project the world’s largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ young people. “The blend is our way of openly exhibiting support for LGBTQ persons,” said Beth Johnston, founder of Teas Etc. The Company is sponsoring their local Fernandina Beach Pride event on June 11th and will be serving free cups of iced PRIDE green tea and selling retail packages. “A portion of those sales will be donated in support of our local LGBTQ community,” said Johnston. “PRIDE reflects the colourful spirit and love of fun that has always been my experience within this community.”
Teas Etc. is donating $2 of every wholesale pound sold and $10 of every retail pound sold directly to The Trevor Project as an ongoing mission to spread acceptance and awareness.
“After learning about The Trevor Project’s work, the lack of support and acceptance of LGBTQ youth, even within their own families, I was heartbroken. I cannot imagine the sadness and internal conflict these young people must experience,” commented Johnston “and tea, the universal symbol of love and sharing, is the perfect connection.”
With suicidal thoughts trending upward among LGBTQ young people over the last three years, The Trevor Project 2022 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health makes it clear that this life-saving work is more vital than ever before.