One of the founding principles of Adam's Nest was to find a way of operating a business with "purpose", the business gives monthly to GLAAD and the Trevor Project and regularly supports a variety of causes and individuals throughout the year. At year end we review profitability and give additional funds to a variety of organizations, but within the business there are a number of items where 10% of the proceeds are earmarked specifically for the following organizations: the Dream Corps, Indivisible Civics, the ACLU, the Ali Forney Center, Gays Against Guns, Greenpeace, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Planned Parenthood, and Rainbow Railroad. The items in this collection indicate the respective charity that they support.
In January 2018 we launched The AIDS Memorial T-shirt designed by artist Zach Grear and a collaborative effort between Adam's Nest and The AIDS Memorial on instagram. Unlike the other items, $10 of the retail price from this t-shirt is being donated to Housing Works to support its fight for funding and legislation to ensure that all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, HIV prevention, and treatment, among other lifesaving services. The following year on the anniversary of the launch, after selling in excess of 100 t-shirts shipped to 18 countries around the globe and raising over $7,000 for Housing Works, we launched a second AIDS Memorial T-shirt. The second collaborative t-shirt features art created for us by Hugh Elliott and benefits SAGE. SAGE is a "national advocacy and services organization that’s been looking out for LGBTQ+ elders since 1978. SAGE works to build welcoming communities and keep the issues of LGBTQ+ elders in the national conversation to ensure a fulfilling future for all LGBTQ+ people. 20% of proceeds from the sale of this tee will be donated to SAGE.
Other recent additions are the SHITHOLE tee supporting Indivisible Civics , the #lovearmy tee supporting The Dream Corps and the Army of Lovers tee; we all need more love. The Army of Lovers tee features an excerpt from "QUEERS READ THIS", a leaflet distributed at pride march in NYC, Published anonymously by Queers in June 1990. The excerpt titled "AN ARMY OF LOVERS CANNOT LOSE" was printed on pink paper and handed out at pride. 10% of proceeds from the sale of these t-shirts will be donated to the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.
In the summer of 2018 as news broke aout families being separated we launched another collaboration with Kelly Holohan; IMMIGREATION MAKES AMERICA; a witty riff on Make America Great Again (MAGA). We are a nation of immigrants and we need to remain a beacon of hope and freedom. 10% of the proceeds from this t-shirt supports RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services). RAICES is a nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.
We will update this page as additional collaborations are launched.
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