Get Your #PrideIsAProtest Bandana Today
We were thrilled to partner with our friends at Repair Revolution to release 100 #PrideIsAProtest bandanas for Seattle's Trans Pride this year! We received immense support from the community, raising over $600 through the sale of the bandanas and zines (donated by local artist Amanda Kirkhuff) while tabling.
All funds raised through bandana and zine sales directly subsidize legal costs for the queer and trans community members we serve every day, many of whom otherwise could not afford the full costs of legal services.
Remembering Our Roots
"Pride is a Protest" is a statement being used internationally to remind people of the history of annual Pride celebrations -- riots against consistent oppressive police violence and brutality, particularly against trans and gender non-conforming black and brown folks.
While public queer and trans joy can be a form of protest in and of itself, we must not allow Pride to lose its political potential and strength to the comfort of complacency that only a fraction of queer and trans folks are afforded.
We would not have Pride without protest. We would not have Pride without the sacrifices and resiliency of the queer and trans activists who have historically put their lives on the line to demand change, and we cannot allow today's activists to be shut down and arrested, with support from parade-goers and Pride organizers, for continuing the intersectional work that paved the way for events like Pride to even happen in the first place.
Pride is absolutely an appropriate place to raise awareness around injustice, whether through disruption, protest, boycott, or other strategies -- especially as our most vulnerable, targeted, and marginalized community members continue to face new challenges from the Trump administration and locals who are emboldened by hateful politicians and spokespeople every day.
We must continue to fight back, demand justice, and show solidarity for the interconnecting movements and identities that link us all together. As the powerful Audre Lorde said, "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."
How to Purchase a #PrideIsAProtest Bandana
Thank you for your support of the Lavender Rights Project and the services we provide queer and trans people in Washington state.
Bandanas are $12 and are available for pick-up or by mail. We currently have the following colors (this list will be updated daily depending on what colors are still available):
RED - ORANGE - YELLOW - LIGHT GREEN - DARK GREEN - BLUE - DARK BLUE - BLUE-GRAY - GRAY
Payment can be accepted two ways:
We accept debit/credit cards and cash at the Lavender Rights Project, located at 2425 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134. Stop by during our office hours, Monday - Friday from 10:00am - 5:00pm.
You can choose any color that is available at the time of purchase, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we save a specific color for you.
Use the donation button below to send your payment via PayPal. IMPORTANT: Please include your mailing information and color choice as a note when submitting your payment, or let us know your name if you'd rather pick up your bandana in person.
Thanks for your support! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us via email at email@example.com or by phone at (206) 639-7955.