Bumble x Straight But Not Narrow
We believe bullying perpetuates the cycle of hate. Whether it’s fear, insecurity, or superiority-based, a bully is only artificially inflating their own self-worth by attempting to lessen the value of their victim.
Bumble’s mission is to provide a safe, kind, and equal platform for our users, and we always encourage them to treat each other with respect. With that in mind and in honor of National Best Friend Day on June 8th, we’ve teamed up with Straight But Not Narrow to bring you the Bumble Break The Silence Challenge. You’re invited and encouraged to join thousands across the country to complete the challenge any day through the end of June.
Here’s the challenge:
Once nominated, you have 24 hours find someone — a friend, coworker, or family member — to film you ripping a piece of tape covering your mouth to speak out with us against bullying. covering your mouth with tape and then ripping the tape from your mouth to speak out with us against bullying. You then have to nominate three friends to participate in the #BumbleBTSChallenge as well. If you choose not to accept the nomination, you must donate to #StraightButNotNarrow. In a perfect world, you’ll be inspired to do both!
Our friends at Straight But Not Narrow’s mission is to encourage straight allies to be supporters and friends to their LGBTQ friends, family and classmates. Tragically, after many members of the LBGTQ community open up about their sexuality to their families, they find themselves homeless — not only searching for acceptance, but also trying to figure out how to survive. SBNN provides refurbished phones and laptops to members of the LBGTQ community, so they have a way to get back on their feet after they’ve been abandoned by their families.
We hope you will join us in spreading the message of kindness. In order to be a friend, we believe people need to join together and support one another. Part of the responsibility of friendship is having the courage to speak out against bullies hurting our friends or fellow community members on behalf of wrongdoing or injustices. Staying silent in the face of bullying — online or in person — may seem like the safer choice, but it’s detrimental to all involved. Together, we can stand up to bullying.
Inspired to make a change? DONATE!
Your Straight But Not Narrow Donation:
- $50 allows SBNN’s PowerOn to refurbish for the refurbishing of a cell phone/laptop and send to that device to LGBT youth who need a safe place to connect.
- $25 pays for solar powered battery pack charging station s for LGBT youth who do not have a safe place to charge their phone.
- More Information about the program: human-i-t.org/programs-poweron/
- To Donate Electronics: human-i-t.org/ally/
Disclaimer: Individuals participating in the Bumble X Straight But Not Narrow #BumbleBTSChallenge do so at their own election and at their own risk. Bumble and Straight But Not Narrow are not responsible for, and specifically disclaims responsibility for, any loss, injury, liability, cost, damages or other claims arising from or in relation to the #BumbleBTSChallege.