*RAFFLE* CHAINSTITCHED BANNER: BE GAY, DO CRIME
"BE GAY, DO CRIME"
*RAFFLE WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED AND ANNOUNCED 6/30/21 at 12P CST*
In 2021, I'll be chainstitching and raffling off a banner in the final week of every month. Each 18x24" banner will be designed by a different artist, (the lineup can be found here), and chainstitch embroidered and sewn together by me. The banners will be raffled off at $10 per entry, and 100% of the money raised will be donated to the organization chosen by the designer of the banner. This June banner was designed by Kyle Letendre, and he decided to donate the money to LGBTQ Freedom Fund.
From Kyle: “Be Gay Do Crime” is a thing that always made the rounds on tumblr, usually as graffiti, and it's great for a lot of reasons. It reminds you that being queer can and should be subversive and fun, and that being gay or gender non-conforming used to be a crime (and still is in places). But then also like, what is a crime? If we're thinking with a transformative justice mindset, I don't feel comfortable calling it a crime to steal food or gender-affirming clothing, or protecting yourself from assault. These are acts of survival that should be supported and funded.
The LGBTQ Freedom Fund posts bail for low-income individuals in US jail and immigration facilities, where queer folks are especially vulnerable. I'm so grateful Jenna asked me to collab on this, and so glad we can do a little something to lift up those we need it some of the most right now."
More info about the raffle is as follows:
1. Each ticket to the raffle costs $10, and 100% of the money from the banner will go to the LGBTQ Freedom Fund.
2. Every $10 gets an extra raffle ticket, $10=1, $30=3 tickets, etc.
3. When purchasing your raffle ticket(s) please use an up-to-date email address so that if you end up being the winner, I can reach out directly and arrange shipping details (or pickup if the winner is local to Chicago).
4. The contest will end June 29th at 12a CST, and I'll announce the winners on my instagram story at 12p CST on 6/30, then I'll get in contact with the winner directly.