June is Pride Month, and Bonfire is full of incredible Pride-inspired merch. Here are some awesome Bonfire sellers with campaigns celebrating all-things PRIDE. Check them out below and show your support not just this month, but all year too!
We Need Diverse Books – Support LGBTQIA+ Youth Campaign
We Need Diverse Books is a nonprofit grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. Their goal is to put more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children. They recognize all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities.
Their Support LGBTQIA+ Youth campaign helps fund a collaborative project between We Need Diverse Books and the kidlit community, which creates care book packages to share love and affirmation with LGBTQIA+ youth and their families. They hope to also raise enough proceeds to support giveaways of LGBTQIA+ books to teachers and librarians, as well as virtual author visits with LGBTQIA+ kidlit authors.
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The Rainbow Cloud Project – Rainbow Warrior Campaign
The Rainbow Cloud Project was founded in early 2020 by activist and creative, Cameron Stefanski, and exists “to make everybody feel like somebody.” The organization works to assist the LGBTQ+ community, and their allies, online and in person. They create safe spaces through celebrating and uniting diverse communities through their organization, as well as their lifestyle brand, and they provide support for LGBTQ+ people, their allies, businesses, and organizations. The Rainbow Cloud Project created their Rainbow Warrior campaign to help fund their work.
Tika The Iggy – Tika Pride Campaign
Tika The Iggy, an Italian greyhound who lives in Canada with her Dads; Thomas and Louis, is a fashion icon, pet celebrity, and viral internet sensation. The Tika Pride campaign was created to raise money for Rainbow Railroad, a nonprofit organization that helps LGTBQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics. Since their founding, they’ve helped over 3,100 LGBTQI+ individuals find safety through emergency relocation and other forms of assistance. 50% of proceeds from this campaign will go directly to Rainbow Railroad.
Rosey Rebecca – All Queer No Fear Campaign
Writer and maker, Rosey Rebecca (she/her) teamed up with her sister-in-law, Takira Rose, to create the design for their All Queer No Fear campaign. All proceeds will go directly to The Campaign for Southern Equality, who are working to build a South where LGBTQ people are equal in every sphere of life.
Here is Takira’s inspiration behind the phrase, “All Queer No Fear”.
“I think the thing I like best about All Queer No Fear is that it works on a few levels:
- Actually, as a queer/trans person, I’m afraid pretty much always because I know people like me are subject to abuse for no reason from time to time. I just told a coworker when she called me courageous that lots of trans folks hate hearing that we’re admired for our courage because we actually don’t want to be brave but would actually like folks who are in positions of influence to make things safe for us.
- But also like, as a signal to other people who don’t understand or accept queer people that there’s no reason to be afraid of us.
- But also, as a helpful reminder to self that it’s okay to be fully queer and that there’s no need to be afraid because you’re f*cking great as you are.
Oh, and also, it just sounds fun.”
Team2Moms – Two Mom Family Campaign
Team2Moms is run by Denise (she/her) and Ebony (she/her), who are a diverse, two-mom family with three children; Olivia, Jayden, and Lucas. Together, they create engaging content on multiple social media platforms that is enjoyed by people all over the world!
Team2Moms created their Two Mom Family campaign to raise funds for The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Check out the Team2Moms’ merch store to support their fundraising campaigns.
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Balanced Learning Center – Joanie’s Place Love is Love Campaign
Balanced Learning Center is a collaborative effort joining behavioral health treatment, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and educational opportunities to bring children, families, and adults a team-based approach to meeting their needs. They focus on building strengths, learning new skills, and relying on individuals as the experts in their lives.
They created their Joanie’s Place Love is Love campaign to raise funds for Joanie’s Place, Balanced Learning Center’s safe space for LGBTQ+ folks to connect with each other, access resources, and be celebrated for who they are. Joanie’s Place has designated clinicians who specialize and are trained in working with LGBTQ+ people, hosts an array of community events, provides support groups for youth and young adults and offers training pertaining to education about the LGBTQ+ community in schools and service agencies. Check out the Balanced Learning Center online store to support one of their fundraising campaigns.
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Joe Burke – Love Makes A Family Campaign
Joe Burke (he/him), a father (alongside husband, Peter) of two beautiful children through adoption, created: Love Makes A Family, a 2021 Best of Bonfire winning campaign, to raise funds for Family Equality.
Family Equality is an organization that works to advance legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change. They envision systems of service and support that are free of discrimination and that maximize opportunities for LGBTQ youth needing permanency and LGBTQ adults seeking family formation through adoption, foster care, assisted reproductive technology, or other means.
Want to raise funds for Family Equality on Bonfire? Launch a Giving Campaign.
MäksēLife – Love Who You Are Rainbow Campaign
MäksēLife is a goal-setting planner system designed to help support your goal-setting and life management all in one place. MäksēLife was founded over a decade ago by Life + Business Coach, Sierra Friend. Her work is a culmination of her love of clean design and functional aesthetic, mixed with her desire to help others get back in touch with the purpose behind their daily routine and tasks. All of the proceeds raised by MäksēLife’s Love Who You Are Rainbow campaign go directly to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people.
Want to raise funds for The Trevor Project on Bonfire? Launch a Giving Campaign.
Diverse Spines – Read Diverse Spines With Pride Campaign
Diverse Spines is a book community dedicated to expanding awareness through diverse literature. Diverse Spines highlights books by Black Women and Women of Color. They are dedicated to amplifying marginalized stories that will help readers diversify their reading lists and discover new voices. They are champions for expanding awareness and uplifting human experiences that are often underrepresented in the literary world. Their Read Diverse Spines With Pride campaign was created to help fund the important work that they do.
Chris & Alex – Rainbow Love Campaign
Chris (she/her) and Alex (she/her) are a self-proclaimed “quirky queer couple” who strive to live a life that’s rich in experiences and they share those escapades and visibility online through social media. They do what we do for visibility and representation because it’s what they wish they had when they were younger. They design merch for the “every day gay or every day person who loves a bit of color in their lives.” Their Rainbow Love campaign helps raise awareness and love for the LGBTQ+ community and helps support an LGBTQ+ business!
Don’t Mess With Trans Kids – DMWTK + Lonesome Bill Yearbook Edition Campaign
Don’t Mess With Trans Kids is working to spread awareness, visibility, and love for the trans community in Texas and beyond. Their newest t-shirt fundraiser, DMWTK + Lonesome Bill Yearbook Edition, is raising proceeds for Texas Pride Impact Funds through the months of June and July.
Texas Pride Impact Funds exists to propel the LGBTQ+ movement in Texas by supporting nonprofits that help thousands of our citizens across the state every day. Their work strengthens community organizations and their leaders, mobilizes donors and funders, inspires giving, and actively secures our LGBTQ+ community’s future for generations to come.
There are so many phenomenal folks spreading messages of acceptance, love, equality, and PRIDE through their Bonfire merch campaigns. Explore the Bonfire Marketplace to find more Pride Month shirts and apparel!
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