Although Pride month just ended, this is the perfect time to get started on planning for the next one!
Why? Because more than ever, we need to band together, and this means centering those most vulnerable in our own community.
Trans People of Color started the modern Pride movement and the New Pride Flag recognizes that history. We must remember our beginnings and center trans and queer people of color in our quest to find equality.
Why? Because over 80% of murdered trans women are Trans Women of Color - 80 percent!!
Through this New Pride Flag, we want to raise the voices of Trans Women of Color and center them - we support you!
Money raised from this campaign will be used to pay for the creation of stickers, pins, and 4 x 6 in flags. A small amount will be used to ensure that newprideflag.com stays up and running. Excess items will be given to organizations working to help Trans People of Color (we are searching for organizations that focus on emergency relief for vulnerable Trans People of Color) so they can sell the items themselves to support individuals. Placing the items for sale on newprideflag.com will also be an option as an alternative so as to not put more work on organizations and will follow the original idea for the flags creation - to support Trans People of Color in much needed ways.
Why is focusing on emergency relief important? Because "Homelessness is also a critical issue for transgender people; one in five transgender individuals have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives. Family rejection and discrimination and violence have contributed to a large number of transgender and other LGBQ-identified youth who are homeless in the United States – an estimated 20-40% of the more than 1.6 million homeless youth. Unfortunately, social service and homeless shelters that work with this population often fail to culturally and appropriately serve transgender homeless people, including denying them shelter based on their gender identity; inappropriately housing them in a gendered space they do not identify with; and failing to address co-occurring issues facing transgender homeless adults and youth.." -National Center for Transgender Equality
This flag takes a stance towards centering Trans People of Color, specifically Black and Indigenous Trans People. It's why it was designed and why we need to put it out there. We must stand up for the trans community as members of the LGBTQ+ community who owe our PRIDE to Trans Black Women like Marsha P. Johnson.
Please help us reach OVER the $5,000 goal!
Let's show our support!
PRIDE 2019 - HERE WE COME!!!
More info about the flag: newprideflag.com