The LGBTQ+ Shop has launched our Pride 2021 range and you can view it by clicking here.
It consists of a selection of exclusive t-shirt, vest and mug designs from our own team plus a number of Pride staples like flags, face paint and jewellery. In the coming weeks we will also be releasing a range of Pride 2021 face-masks.
Each year we will be choosing a signature design from our own exclusive Pride range. It will be the design which is our personal favourite and the one which best represents the sentiment of that year.
This year our signature design is Together We Stand.
This has been an incredibly tough year for all of us in the LGBTQ+ community, and for the world in general. Last summer Pride events were cancelled across the globe, which meant the roar of voices fighting for equality were not heard, funds weren’t raised for charities dependant on them, LGBTQ+ owned businesses didn’t make it through the pandemic and homophobia, transphobia, racism and misogyny reached new levels in certain parts of the globe.
Rights have been eroded, misinformation spread, hate crimes are on the increase and members of our community are being attacked and murdered. Last year alone 350 trans people that we know of were murdered, and the true figure could be much higher.
All of the above may seem bleak but as a community we have torn down walls, achieved unimaginable levels of equality in certain countries, fought oppression and overcome bullies and aggressors.
It may seem idealistic to think we can get to a place of true equality for EVERYONE within our LGBTQ+ community, but there is only one way we will find out and that’s to try. And try together.
Who knows what we can achieve if Together We Stand? #TogetherWeStand