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This Pride Month, Wattpad wants you to Pen your Pride or LGBTQ+ allyship on the page. Scrawl it across your stories. Craft it into your characters. For every story tagged #WattPride between June 1 and June 30, Wattpad will donate $1 toward the ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) up to $10,000.00 USD.

To sweeten the deal, our friends at Ben & Jerry's Canada have partnered with Wattpad in support of this amazing cause, because it doesn't matter who you love – as long as you have two spoons! Ben & Jerry's mission is to make the best possible ice cream in the nicest possible way. A big part of that has been a commitment to equal civil rights for all, no matter your flavour of love.

Getting started is easy. Just Pen Your Pride – whatever it may be. Maybe it's a story of being a friend to someone who needed one. Or perhaps it's your own personal journey of self-discovery. Think back on the times where you felt proud to be a member, or an ally, of the LGBTQ+ community. Create heroic new characters, or write about a person who has personified pride for you.

Real or fiction, no matter the narrative, put your pride on a page.

Post your story to your profile and tag it #WattPride. That's it! You've officially Penned your Pride AND supported an awesome cause!

In July, Wattpad will be selecting and featuring our 10 favorite Pen Your Pride submissions from around the world in a reading list on the LGBTQ+ profile.

Don't forget to post your story by June 30th, 2018.

Because no two love stories look the same.
Because the world needs LGBTQ+ heroes.
Because we all need allies in action.
Because love comes in every flavour.

Happy Writing!

The Wattpad Team
Ben & Jerry's Canada 

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