We are seeking LGBTQ+ artists and allies who work in all mediums (performance, visual art, fashion, music, and more!) for upcoming Don't Say Straight events on the Monterey Peninsula. Fill out the form HERE to get involved. All are welcome!
How It Started
Don't Say Straight began as a T-shirt by artist Paul Richmond, designed to take a stand against Florida's Parental Rights in Education Act with an ironic twist on words. All proceeds from the shirt are being donated to Equality Florida, an organization taking legal action to overturn the 'Don't Say Gay' law. "What I like about wearable art is that I can raise money for the cause and simultaneously empower other people to take that message and carry it," said Richmond.
Collaborating with fashion designer Domini Anne illuminated a much bigger potential for this campaign. What if artists and activists all over the country took the idea and ran with it as she is doing with her Don't Say Straight collection? Visit Domini's website here and reach out to her for more details if you would like to own one of her pieces.
In the spirit of collaboration, this Pride season we are offering the official Don't Say Straight design to you free of charge as a high resolution download in multiple formats. Make your own wearable or hangable art. Host an exhibit in your community. Print posters to carry in your Pride parade or design a Don't Say Straight float! Stickers! Patches! The possibilities are endless. This message has proven to resonate, and our hope is that it will echo from coast to coast with your help. Share your contributions by using the hashtag #DontSayStraight. Click the image below to access the free download.