A Tee Shirt You Can Really Take Pride In

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It’s June – hooray! LGBT Pride month! Time to get those T shirts out of the closet – the ones that have all the clever, pro-gay sayings on them so that everyone at all the pride festivals will know you are for sure gay (like there was any doubt, Mary?) Not only will you wear the shirts you bought in past years, you will be tempted to buy more from the zillion vendors who make their livings at these annual events.

Nothing wrong with that – everyone has to make a living – however, there is one shirt above all the rest that actually means something more than you have a twisted sense of humor and like to shock old church ladies at the super market. This is a shirt that actually does mean pride – and that genuinely shows you care about the least fortunate in our community and have done at least a little something to help.

New Alternatives For Homeless LGBT Youth (www.newalternativesnys.org) has a new T-shirt available for Pride month.

Here’s what they have to say about it: “In NYC the LGBT homeless youth rate is nearly half of the homeless teen population and growing. Many of our young people find themselves in this position because of abuse and rejection by their families. Our youth are not only native New Yorkers but also come from all over the country to find a more tolerant and safe community.”

New Alternatives works to help our young people find the support and services they need by providing food, clothing, “life skills” workshops, case management and educational support. New Alternatives is funded solely through individual donors, small foundations, and fundraising events. they need a minimum of 100 $25 tax deductible donations to send the t-shirt to print. And they are almost there.

You can help them support LGBT youth by contributing to a pre-ordering campaign. The beautifully designed shirt will be printed on American Apparel t-shirts to be sold at NYC Pride and on their website. Please include your size and if you are able to pick up your shirt at 83 Christopher St or would like it mailed to you.”

They would like to thank Headkleaner for creating and donating this one of a kind design for New Alternatives. You can check them out at www.Headkleaner.com.
So what are you waiting for? Go to www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-alternatives-tshirt-fundraiser and order shirts for you and your friends. This is something you can really take pride in.

It’s June – hooray! LGBT Pride month! Time to get those T shirts out of the closet – the ones that have all the clever, pro-gay sayings on them so that everyone at all the pride festivals will know you are for sure gay (like there was any doubt, Mary?) Not only will you wear the shirts you bought in past years, you will be tempted to buy more from the zillion vendors who make their livings at these annual events.