Sunday, May 30, 2010

Weekly Treasures: Queer Etsy

This Treasury West list is inspired by the lovely members of the Queer Etsy Street Team.  As you may already know, we have a collective team shop which you can visit here.  The purpose of the shop is to support LGBTQ charities by donating 100% of proceeds to the organization of our choosing.  Right now, the Queer Team is sponsoring the Trevor Project.  The Trevor Project is the "leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth."  To read more about the Trevor Project and our efforts, check out my previous blog post on the organization and visit their website directly.  

All of the items you see here are works made by members of the Queer Etsy Street Team.  These are not items pulled from the shop, but are made by members who have donated something to our collective shop.  Be sure to check out both the individual shops as well as our collective shop.

Thanks for looking and please consider supporting our efforts to benefit the Trevor Project.  Want to donate directly to the good folks there?  You can do so at this link:  We hope that you'll take the time to mention in the field provided that you found out about them through us, the Queer Etsy Street Team.  Thanks!

Until next time,


Plantress said...

what a great cause. I work at a girl's school and each year see girls become aware of their sexuality, and during the teen years the reactions are so varied and so strong. We are fortunate to have our club of the gay straight alliance and this year many of the faculty did ally training. The threat of suicide is real when sexuality has to ben hidden or is not accepted.

Elle said...

It's definitely very real and I hope that someday we can eliminate the problem. It's encouraging to hear that your school is doing so much to make tolerance and acceptance a priority!