Omg you should put that on a shirt.
QUICK UPDATE: All awards from $25 and above will get an awesome enamel pin, white background with a silver QB logo. AND we've added a $75 reward for you to check out that includes a sick dad cap with the QB logo! Check them out over on the right.
That's how this whole thing got started. Just a funny idea for one shirt. And that's all it was going to be: design shirts that would speak to the Queer Christian experience, shirts that our friends would want to wear.
But what started as a little side hustle for us has been steadily growing into an idea for a small business that we believe will give opportunity to queer artists, activists, and organizations to support their community.
We want to take control of our own creativity. By starting this company, we able to produce better quality products, reduce overhead, reduce cost of product, have better customer service, and create more meaningful connections with the people buying our products.
This will also allow us to hire queer artists to design new shirts and products for us, and those artist getting fairly compensated for their creative work.
We also believe in standing with our community through giving back. We have a vision that will allow Queerly Beloved to be a fundraising platform for folks! Whether it's to raise money for gender confirmation surgery, a local charity, a queer organizations doing good work, we want to give back to our community.
What your money is going toward?
Pretty much, the basic start up costs. This $4000 will cover the initial run of shirts, advertising materials, website fees, LLC business fees, hardware needed for receiving payments, items that will make fulfilling orders easier, and for set up materials for when we create pop-up shops at festivals and events.
We're relaunching at Q Christian Fellowship Conference 2019!
What's very exciting is that we are officially relaunching at Q Christian 2019 in Chicago! So if you back this project, you can pick it up your rewards at the conference! And the money raised in the Kickstarter will also help purchase additional merch to sell!
Queerly Beloved is an apparel brand that represents queer people of faith, allowing you to wear who you are on your sleeve.
Thank you for your support. We can't wait to create more with you.
Check out more of our designs below:
Risks and challenges
Honestly, this is a low-risk operation. Our fundraising goal is way above our cost to print our initial run of shirts, the cost of the website, and other things that would make our job a lot easier to fulfill orders.
A note on shipping:
Some of these rewards require shipment, which would eat into our cost of completing this project. In an effort to mitigate, we are adding $1 on sticker shipments ($2 for international), $5 for apparel shipments on US domestic shipments with apparel, and $9 on international shipments. This won't pay for all the shipping fees, but it will drastically help us reduce cost. So thanks!
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