6.21.18

Squarespace

"We're not just a community. We are many communities, and subcultures and sub-subcultures, and it' not fair we only get to see a small handful of those representations."

 
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6.9.18

Greenboxshop

“Pride is more often than not a bullshit corporate-run capitalist institution, so instead of slapping a rainbow on shit, we teamed up with independent queer POC-owned Greenboxshop to design a line of tees just for y’all, with a queer-only modeling cast. 100% of our profit goes to Trans Law Center.”

 
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6.1.18

MIC

“In 2018, representation and inclusion are not the exception, they’re the expectation,” Tirado said in an interview with Mic. “We are no longer going to give brands a cookie simply for ‘showing up,’ because showing up is the bare minimum requirement. If we don’t hold brands accountable to a higher standard, they will continue to profit on the commodification of our identities using half-baked ideas that fail to nuance the everyday queer experience and end up communicating very little for our cause.”

 
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4.30.18

Gay Times

“I am very lucky and flattered that people within my audience refer to what I do as 'activism,’ but I myself do not think of it as activism, and I will never call myself an ‘activist.’ Last year, I quit my full-time advertising job, not to become an activist, but because any time spent not doing what I do now — giving voice to the queer community, creating space for queer voices, advocating for queer change, curating multiplicity of queer perspective, and researching/documenting the lives of queer people — felt like wasted time [...]”