Celebrating Queerness, one greeting card at a time!
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 cover the cost of the cards and 50% of the proceeds will go 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.
Let this holiday season be the reason you show support and nurturance to your “family of choice” and honor those who have been left out in the cold.
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.
Homophobic Levels of Attitude
Positive Levels of Attitude
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.
Pledge your support before September 30th and the cards will arrive at your door before October 11th for National Coming Out Day.
Imagine not only fighting for LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance, but offering the highest level of positive attitude towards LGBTQ+ people directly.
These beautifully designed "Thank you for Coming Out!" cards are $3.00 per card or you can get a bundle of 10 cards for $25.00.
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.