Printed by Revel & Riot (a non-profit brand devoted to promoting LGBTQ+ equality), the “Electile Dysfunction” T-shirt speaks out against “faulty voting machines, gerrymandering, cyber attacks, the Electoral College, voter purges, voter suppression and bullying and harassment at the polls.” Printed on 100% ring-spun cotton, this boxy shape is ideal for all genders and comes in sizes small to XXL.
A memoir of awakening and hope, writer Amrou Al-Kadhi’s Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between traces their path from god-fearing Muslim child to an empowered, erudite drag queen by the name of Glamrou. Al-Kadhi has authored thoughtful pieces for the Guardian, Independent, Gay Times, and many others. They’ve also penned an episode of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V Gordon’s Apple TV series, Little America, as well as for BBC America’s The Watch. With this book, their voice shines—drawing balance between humor and heartbreak—and acts as a guiding light for those seeking to honor (or even discover) their truest selves.
An inclusive development of the rainbow Pride flag that incorporates the necessary representation of queer people of color and transgender individuals, Daniel Quasar’s “Progress” initiative pin more accurately reflects the LGBTQ+ community. Each 11-color enamel pin is produced by hand in antique silver. 25% of the profits from Quasar’s “Progress Initiative” items, like this enamel pin, get allocated to a quarterly donation to a charity that supports the queer community; currently it is The Living Room.
Poet Ocean Vuong experiments with a brand new form in his meditative debut novel: the queer protagonist writes a cathartic yet tender letter to his Vietnamese mother, who will most likely never read it. Vuong’s visceral, unflinching use of language and metaphors hit like a tsunami, awakening numbed readers to the raw emotions and reckonings that make us human.
This all-genders, four-color printed T-shirt boasts a delightful take on the ’80s English pop band Tears for Fears. Reading “Queers for Fears—angrier and scarier than ever,” the shirt is made from 100% jersey knit, heavyweight cotton and is available from small to XXXL. Best of all, Revel and Riot is an LGBTQ non-profit organization that also donates proceeds to other significant organizations all year—not just during Pride Month.
With a delightful double entendre printed on 100% cotton, Otherwild’s “Gender is a Drag” T-shirt is made for people of all ages—the slogan is available on baby onesies, toddler T-shirts or adult-sized tops. While promoting an important message, a portion of proceeds goes to the National Center for Transgender Equality, which works to change policies, laws and societal stance regarding the rights of trans people.
This book and deck of cards by Jerico Mandybur offers a unique, contemporary and thoughtful guide to tarot. With Neo Tarot: A Fresh Approach to Self-Care, Healing and Empowerment, users can put the ancient practice to use via insights, wisdom and exercises—all of which are crafted to heal and explore oneself. The book and 78-card deck are also gorgeously designed.