I’m Cam Galindo. I’m a long-time supporter of United Way Halton & Hamilton. June is Pride month, which is an exciting time to celebrate and recognize the achievements of the LGBTQ community such as myself.
Your United Way fights hard every day to foster a strong sense of community where everyone has a sense of belonging and hope. I know because I benefited directly from a United Way program when I was younger and I would not be here today if not for that support, nor the United Way. It wasn’t too long ago that I decided it was time to move past the stigma, barriers and just be myself. And now the future has never looked brighter.
The support I’ve received from my family and friends has been tremendous. Not only have I grown so much professionally and personally, I owe it all to the community. Yet I know all too well, that not everyone is lucky to have that same support. For those who struggle every day with the inner criticism, the stigma, the discrimination and the hate, know that our voice is united. Together lets stand united to make this community inclusive for everyone. Happy Pride!