This t-shirt is a fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going directly to organizations (Equality FL) distributing funds to the victims and families of the mass hate crime that killed 49 people and injured 53 on June 12, 2016.*
With deep respect for the victims we seek to honor them and never forget their names.
With deep respect for Pulse, the night club that was a sanctuary for so many LGBTQIA+ people, we seek to honor this place with a graphic inspired by its name.
With anger and disbelief we demand this massacre be known as what it was – an unimaginable and vicious hate crime that occurred at a gay club, on Latinx night – murdering, terrorizing and traumatizing a vast majority of LGBTQIA+ people of color.
We stand with the people of Orlando who are heartbroken, trying to show each other love, and to heal from this tragedy.
We stand against homophobia, transphobia, Islamaphobia, war mongering, xenophobia, racism, misogyny, ignorance and violence.
We want gun control.
LGBTQIA+ people are Muslims, atheists, Christians, Jews, Hindus… They are of every race, cultural and ethnic background and gender expression. We demand safety for all.
HATE KILLS. Hateful, fearful people have killed so many before Orlando. The culture of hate echoes through our political system, fuels war, discrimination and repression and is responsible for countless acts of horrific violence. We must oppose it and not allow it to be perpetuated in the name of those we lost in Orlando.
*The sale of this t-shirt is a fundraiser, organized by Revel & Riot. We are LGBTQ non-profit organization whose mission is to use the t-shirt as a canvas to promote equality, visibility and justice. 100% of the net profit of each shirt will go directly to Equality FL, who is urgently fundraising in order to direct money to the victims and families. As the fundraiser progresses, and if response exceeds expectations, we may direct funds to other organizations in Florida that are helping victims. We’ll keep you updated on this and vow to only give to organizations who are contributing to victims and doing direct advocacy work.
The shirt is printed on a white, sweatshop free, 100% cotton crew neck t-shirt in Montreal, Canada.
We are humbled by the community response towards the Orlando Pulse graphic, and it was because of your requests that we decided to make it into a fundraiser t-shirt. It is our hope that we manage to raise a good amount of money for victims who will now be struggling to pay for medical bills, funerals, trauma recovery…. But also we hope that solidarity, pride and resistance will be felt when you wear this shirt.