for LGBTQ+ Youth.
The Rainbow Cloud Project (TRCP) is committed to creating safer and more equitable spaces that are free from discrimination for all LGBTQ+ people, especially queer and transgender youth. Join us by visiting our merchandise campaign now to Protect Queer Youth.
According to the Human Rights Campaign, the legislative fight to pass discriminatory anti-transgender and anti-queer legislation have already been fast and furious this year. These attacks are being led by national groups who are trying to stunt the progression of rights for all LGBTQ+ people, young and old, on the national level and in many instances at the state and local levels.
So far this year there are more than 266 anti-LGBTQ+ bills under consideration in state legislatures across the country. Of those bills, there are 125 directly targeting transgender people, and nearly half of those (57+) bills would ban trans youth from participating in school sports consistent with their gender identity. In some cases, there are dangerous laws and declarations being passed by conservative lawmakers that would isolate and silence LGBTQ+ youth, people, and their allies simply for who they are or whom they want to be.
We are joining other social justice and human rights organizations around the country, and around the world, in rallying for equal rights for all. We hope you will take our pledge to #SupportQueerYouth by joining us in taking the pledge to create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth. By taking the Protect Queer Youth pledge, you will join our digital advocacy movement to do better for the LGBTQ+ community, especially the queer and transgender youth of today.
They are our future.
We are launching our Protect Queer Youth merchandise campaign via Bonfire. All profits from the campaign will be split 50-50.
50% of profits will go directly toward our Rainbow Cloud Scholarship Fund that we are working hard to launch for LGBTQ+ youth this spring.
The other 50% of funds will be distributed bi-weekly to nonprofit organizations on the ground in states that face harsh actions that have dismantled the rights and protections of LGBTQ+ youth and their families.
You will be able to vote periodically for what organizations we donate the funds to 48 hours prior to the distribution of funds to said organizations. We will announce each organization and the amount we will be donating via our social media channels.
Please consider supporting this campaign with a purchase of a Protect Queer Youth t-shirt, long-sleeve t-shirt, Racerback, or Crewneck. All prices are listed on our campaign on Bonfire at bonfire.com/protectqueeryouth
Every item purchased is created and shipped to you from the team at Bonfire. Please contact their customer service team for any inquiries regarding your merchandise purchase.
With every merchandise item purchased, TRCP will be mailing you a free TRCP Choose Love sticker to show you our gratitude and love.
If you are not able to make a merchandise purchase at this time, please consider other ways in supporting our project by learning more HERE.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via our contact form.