Cards that celebrate queerness

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Goal: 500 Cards

Total Orders:
48 Cards

Funds Donated:
$500

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National Coming Out Day is October 11, 2021!

Based on the Riddle Scale, "acceptance" of LGBTQ+ people, which is what many organizations and people have rightfully fought for, is still considered at the homophobic level.  Looking at the positive levels of attitude towards LGBTQ+ people in the Riddle Scale, we can see that one can offer support, admiration, appreciation and nurturance.

 

Get your "Thank You For Coming Out Cards" to show support, admiration, appreciation and nurturance to folx in the LGBTQ+ community.

Queermark Cards is excited to be raising awareness and funds for The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center's TransMission scholarship program.  Scholarships are available to applicants who identify within the trans & non-binary communities to offset medical, surgical, legal, and/or social transition related expenses which are not otherwise covered by insurance.  These scholarships are "microgrants" meant to offset costs related to therapy, hormones, gender-affirming clothing/living expenses, etc, and will not cover the complete cost of most surgical procedures.

Applications can be found on the LOFT's website and are open from September 1 - October 10, 2021.

Queery will donate 50% percent of proceeds from the purchase of our Thank You For Coming Out cards to TransMission to help increase the scholarships that are to be given.  Please click here to purchase your cards or click here to donate to the TransMission scholarship fund.

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Happy Pride: A Salute to Bravery

It takes bravery for those who are LGBTQIA+ to be their most authentic selves. It takes bravery to choose to work in defense of your country. And it takes incredible bravery to be LGBTQIA+ and part of the military. From “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to banning transgender folx from serving in the military, the LGBTQIA+ community has been historically discriminated against in the US military. However, history will show time and time again how important it is to include a wide range of diversity in any institution or organization. 

 

This year, Queermark offers you an opportunity to celebrate Pride Month and the Fourth of July with our “Happy Pride: A Salute to Bravery” card. 

 

Get these cards today and send them to family and friends to remind them how their bravery makes a world of difference to the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond.

A portion of the proceeds from these cards benefited 2 organizations that support LGBTQIA+ military and veterans. Sparta - A Transgender Military Advocacy Organization is a group that supports trans members currently in the military. Minorityvets of America is a group that supports minority veterans including LGBTQIA+, people of color, women and religious minorities. Thank you for sharing your love and support through the purchase of these cards.

You can get your cards at our store.

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A special message to Queery

 

“… thank you for lifting up our mission. Your donation is going to go directly towards helping to push our economic empowerment and leadership development programming. Thank you for helping us move mountains.”

 

- Andy L. Blevins

  (He, him)

  Operations & Policy Director

  Minority Veterans of America

Spreading Love In All Its Forms

Get your cards here!

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Queery launched a Valentine's card to help spread love in all its forms.  As kids, we were taught to love everyone; our parents, siblings, family, friends, neighbors & community members.  As we grow older, we come to celebrate Valentine's Day with the romantic side of love.  The marketing of the holiday and many of its accoutrements are geared towards cisgendered heteronormative romance, which is a limited way to think about love and who we feel love for.

 

As we move into a new year, let's not forget to spread the full message of love this Valentine's Day.  Whether it's to your partner or your friend, your neighbors or your coworkers, folx in your religious community or in your LGBTQ+ community, everyone can use more love in their life.  Receiving this card will definitely put a smile on someone's face.

 

That's why this year for Valentine's Day we encourage you to get Queery's heartfelt and encouraging cards.  Send them to all those that you care about and love in all its many forms.  Remind folx to be bold, be strong & be fabulous.  This is the perfect way to tell the special people in your life that you love and appreciate them, and that you've shared great times together, made wonderful memories, and have a loving bond.

 

Queery has partnered with The LOFT LGBTQ+ Community Center to bring you this beautiful & uplifting card about LOVE.  We know you'll LOVE it!  You can get this beautiful card here!

Queery donated 50% of the profits to The LOFT's TransMission program to assist the TGNCNB community with scholarships to help offset cost of medical, surgical, legal, and/or social transition related expenses which are not otherwise covered by insurance.

While our Kickstarter is over, you can still get your cards on our website.  

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Queermark's Holiday Cards to Benefit Homeless LGBTQ+ Youth

 

For many, the winter holidays represent a time for family and comfort. However, for many LGBTQ+ people, the holidays are anything but.

This is why Queermark Cards is launching the inaugural holiday project where everyone can purchase beautifully designed holiday cards focused on celebrating their “family of choice” while also supporting homeless LGBTQ+ youth.

Donations from this project will covered the cost of the cards and 50% of the proceeds was sent to support The Ali Forney Center in NYC, which assists 2000 youth a year with a continuum of services that include over 70,000 meals, health care, and housing.

Your choice of 2 designs.  The purple holiday card, blank on the inside, or the "Generic" card, "Missing your face. Missing your voice. So glad you're a part of our family of choice!" on the inside.

Our Kickstarter is over but you can still buy cards on our Shop page.

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Riddle Scale
Homophobic Levels of Attitude
Repulsion
Pity
Tolerance
Acceptance

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Riddle Scale

Positive Levels of Attitude

Support

Admiration

Appreciation

Nurturance

Based on the Riddle Scale, "acceptance" of LGBTQ+ people, which is what many organizations and people have rightfully fought for, is still considered at the homophobic level.  Looking at the positive levels of attitude towards LGBTQ+ people in the Riddle Scale, we can see that one can offer support, admiration, appreciation and nurturance.  

Queery's  2020 National Coming Out Day Project focuses on those four positive levels of attitude where people can support, admire, appreciate and nurture LGBTQ+  and allied communities.  The project is called Queermark, a "queercentric" greeting card project.  

Launching on October 11th, National Coming Out Day, our first official Queermark card is the "Thank You for Coming Out!" card with our own famous "Sticks & Stones" font complete with the colors from the Progress Flag.  

The purpose of this first card is to encourage people to support, admire, appreciate, and nurture those who come out to them with a concrete and powerful message.

We have a modest goal with our first project, which is to offer 100 opportunities for people to feel supported, admired, appreciated and nurtured for the emotional and psychological work it takes to come out.  This can be done with 100 supporters  purchasing cards, 10 supporters purchasing bulk orders or a mix of the two.  Supporters can be people or organizations for or within LGBTQ+ communities.

Imagine not only fighting for LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance, but offering the highest level of positive attitude towards LGBTQ+ people directly.

A note about the responsibility of giving someone this card: If someone comes out to you, they might not be out to everyone. This means that you may want to give them this card in private and have a conversation with them about how they feel about receiving and keeping this card.