The Future and Legacy of Queer Zines with Yezmin Villareal

In 2017, Issues, a zine-in-residence ini­tiative started by Hello Mr., transported Colby Anderson and Yezmin Villarreal’s visions for a queer alternative publi­cation from an idea into a reality. BRUNCH CLUB, Colby Anderson’s pub­lication, exclusively highlights trans and queer people of color. Dyke Queen, Yezmin Villarreal’s project, is a magazine about QTPOC literature, style, and art. The post The Future and Legacy of Queer Zines with Yezmin Villareal appeared first on The Gay & Lesbian Review.

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SKULLCANDY Unveils Limited-Edition Terrain XL Speakers in Celebration of Pride Month

A Portion of Proceeds from the Limited-Edition to Support Nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms with Funding LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Programs In celebration of Pride Month, Skullcandy unveils its limited-edition All Love Terrain XL Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in partnership with To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. The limited-edition speaker is decked out in doodles to celebrate individuality, self-expression, and creativity, while the ombre colorway puts a fresh spin on the traditional rainbow. Each speaker comes with a beaded lanyard for easy carry. The limited-edition All Love Terrain XL will begin selling May 28, exclusively on Skullcandy.com. A portion of proceeds will help To Write Love on Her Arms fund mental health support programs designed specifically for the LGBTQIA+ community. "Skullcandy...

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IKEA Canada proudly partners w/ Rainbow Railroad to help at-risk LGBTQI+ get to new homes safely

From June 1st to July 31st, 100% of sales generated by new Rainbow cake at IKEA will help Rainbow Railroad support approximately 500 individuals resettle in Canada. IKEA Canada is proud to announce a donation of up to $200,000 to help create a better everyday life for at-risk LGBTQI+ individuals who seek support from Rainbow Railroad through emergency relocation, crisis response, and other forms of assistance. The partnership with Rainbow Railroad will also provide IKEA Canada customers and co-workers with opportunities to learn more about the organization and the injustices that LGBTQI+ individuals face around the world. "While Pride month is a time to celebrate 2SLGBTQ+ rights and diversity, it is also a reminder of the progress still to be made as many continue to experience social exclusion simply based on who they are," says Selwyn Crittendon IKEA Canada CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer. "This initiative gives our communities a chance to make...

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SKITTLES® “See the Rainbow” Highlighting Dynamic Groups Within the LGBTQ2+ Community This Pride

SKITTLES puts the spotlight on community in collaboration with GLAAD, supports local LGBTQ+ interest groups across the U.S. Today, SKITTLES® is kicking off its annual Pride celebration by spotlighting the many interests, talents and hobbies within the LGBTQ+ community. Whether it's a passion for pickleball, or yearning for yoga, SKITTLES is amplifying the importance of finding your community – because when you find your community, your colors shine. The brand also believes in uplifting the LGBTQ+ community and supporting those looking to find camaraderie with individuals who have similar interests. SKITTLES partnered with community-building platform, Meetup, to create the "SKITTLES LGBTQ+ Directory, powered by Meetup." The directory consists of a wide range of LGBTQ+ groups, events, resources and more to help future friends across the country find their community. This simple to navigate landing page will help like-minded gamers, pickleball players, yogis, bookworms, birders and much more find their local community groups and events – all year-round. SKITTLES has also released its annual limited-edition 2024 Pride pack, which celebrates the message of community. The pack was designed in partnership with female & minority-owned production company, NERD Productions and their...

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Security funding to support Pride organizations amidst increased hate

Every day, Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and additional sexually and gender diverse (2SLGBTQI+) communities face discrimination, persecution, and violence. Supporting 2SLGBTQI+ communities helps build a safer, equitable and inclusive Canada. Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced up to $1.5 million for Fierté Canada Pride to administer funding to support security needs for Pride festivals this season. This funding will help offset rising security and insurance costs for events across the country, amid rising levels of 2SLGBTQI+ hate. These costs could include additional security resources and training to increase the capacity of volunteers and community members. In addition to security funding for Pride festivals, Budget 2024 also proposed $12 million over five years for projects to combat hate against the 2SLGBTQI+ communities. To confront hate in all its forms...

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