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Cards that celebrate queerness

Queermark cards aim to affirm, nurture and appreciate people who identify within LGBTQ+ communities.

Below are the current cards that do just that.

1. Thank You for Your Bravery Pride Card

2. Many Forms of Love Card

3. Family of Choice Winter Holiday Card

4. Generic Holiday Card

5. Thank you for Coming Out Card

6. Birthday/Celebration Card

A portion of the proceeds from these cards benefited various organizations that support LGBTQIA+ communities such as homeless youth, military and veterans, and those looking for affirming care.

The following organizations have recieved financial support from this campaign:

 

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. 

 

The LOFT's TransMission program assists 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.

The Ali Forney Center in NYC, assists 2000 youth a year with a continuum of services that include over 70,000 meals, health care, and housing.

A special message from The LOFT

 

“… 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

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A special message from the Ali Forney Center

 

"Thank you for your love and care for the young peope in our care.  Because of you, LGBTQ+ youths experiencing homelessness have a place to call home during these uncertain times."  

 

Walter Castaneda

Manager of Online Engagement

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Ali Forney Center

A special message from Minority Vets

 

“… 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

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Thank You for Your Bravery Pride Card

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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. 

 

Queermark offers you an opportunity to celebrate Pride with our "Thank You for Your Bravery Pride” card. 

 

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

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Spreading Love In All Its Forms

Queery launched a Valentine's card to help spread love in all its forms in 2021.  

 

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.

 

Let's 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+ communities, everyone can use more love in their life.  Receiving this card will definitely put a smile on someone's face.

 

Send this card 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.

 

You can get this beautiful card here!

"Family of Choice" Holiday Cards

 

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 offers their "Family of Choice" holiday card where everyone can enjoy this beautifully designed holiday cards focused on connecting with their loved ones.

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.

Get these cards here.

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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 focused 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 in 2020 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 had 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.