Our mission at Quad Lock has always been about empowering people to go out and explore the world around them, and we believe everyone should be able to do that with confidence and pride.
We want to create products that are not only useful but also reflect the values of the people who use them. That's why we're proud to introduce the MAG Pride Ring, an accessory that allows our customers to show their support for the LGBTQIA+ community.
The MAG Pride Ring is an extension of our existing range of coloured MAG Ring options, but with a more profound meaning behind it. The rainbow design is instantly recognizable as a symbol of inclusivity and diversity, and we want our customers to be able to show their support for those values too. It's a simple yet powerful accessory that can make a difference in people's lives.
Inclusivity is not just a buzzword for us at Quad Lock - it's a core value that we live and breathe every day. We're proud to be a part of a community that celebrates diversity and strives to create a more inclusive world and believe that inclusivity is essential to creating a world where everyone can thrive.
The Quad Lock MAG Pride Ring will be available for purchase during International Pride Month (June), with 100% of sales being donated towards our chosen charity partner, Minus18. We will also be making a $20,000 AUD donation towards Minus18 on top of the money raised through sales.
Minus18 is an Australian charity dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth. Their mission is to create a safe and inclusive environment for young people by fostering acceptance, support, and understanding. Through various programs, resources, and events, Minus18 provides vital support to LGBTQIA+ youth, empowering them to navigate their identities, build connections, and develop self-confidence.
We have chosen to support Minus18 as our charity because it is a local organization with a specific focus on LGBTQIA+ youth. Our staff members have personally benefited from their services in the past, making it a cause close to our hearts.
We're committed to creating a culture of inclusion that extends beyond our company and into the wider world. Everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, and included, and we're dedicated to working towards a world where that is the norm.
The introduction of the MAG Pride Ring is a symbolism of that and is just the beginning of our commitment to add our support to communities and causes that matter.
About Minus 18
Minus18 is dedicated to supporting and empowering the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth in Australia. The charity is committed to building a safe and inclusive Australia where LGBTQIA+ youth can thrive, surrounded by a supportive community. Minus18 strives to empower the LGBTQIA+ community by promoting inclusivity, providing educational resources, advocating for their rights, and empowering youth to be their authentic selves.
One of the most significant contributions of Minus18 is their work with schools, community organizations, and businesses to promote LGBTQIA + acceptance and understanding through school workshops, workplace training, and campaigns. We look forward to working with Minus18 to run workshops at Quad Lock to further educate our staff in this area.
In addition to providing resources and events, Minus18 offers its online educational resources, which serve as valuable sources of information for LGBTQIA+ youth. Furthermore, these resources extend their reach beyond just the community, to people who want to gain knowledge and understanding in being an ally. They offer a wide range of articles, videos, and advice on topics such as sexual identity, school, well-being, and relationships.
Minus18 Impact on the Youth
Despite progress, 2 out of 3 LGBTQIA+ youth in Australia still face bullying and discrimination today. Across Australia, waiting times for youth mental health services have exceeded 6 months. To tackle the causes of mental illness and social exclusion among LGBTQIA+ youth, Minus18’s model focuses on harm prevention and health promotion initiatives.
The impact of Minus18 has been truly significant. Since 2011, over 74,000 LGBTQIA+ youth in Australia have directly benefited from their programs and support. Additionally, their free digital platform has reached 5.3 million people since 2015 educating those around the globe to create a more safe and supportive society.
How can I support Minus18?
- Join us in promoting safety, respect, and inclusion for all. Get your Quad Lock MAG Pride Ring in June! Every purchase contributes 100% of the sales towards supporting Minus18. Not only is your purchase supporting Minus18, but you can proudly showcase your support for the LGBTQIA+ community and make a positive impact.
- Donate directly through the Minus18 website https://www.minus18.org.au
For more information visit https://www.minus18.org.au
More ways you can support the LGBTQIA+ community
- Learn! Reach out to organizations around you to better educate yourself on the LGBTQIA+ community and how we can create a more inclusive society
- Support queer-owned businesses and nonprofits
- Enjoy LGBTQIA+ produced media, such as music, TV, movies, or podcasts.
- Attend a Pride event or parade
- Volunteer your time