Dustin Griffes, Stevie Hannigan & Matthew Dean Stewart - He/Him - Gaypin' Guys
Celebrate your queer power with this classic GAYPIN' pin. Show the people that you're here, you're queer... and you honestly couldn't possibly care less about their opinion of you. (Seriously tho. Why do they think their opinion is so important?) A pin for the people. Grab a queer pin for yourself, or pick on up for a pal who needs to be reminded of their power.
- The pin measures at 1" x .75"
We are all artists who see fashion as a major aspect in expressing ourselves. One chilly night in the fall of 2016 we were drinking a (few) bottle(s) of wine, and we were talking about pins making a resurgence. We noticed there was a gaping hole in the market for a company that focused on gay + queer pins. We combined our fierce fag powers to launch GAYPIN'.
With the current social climate in the world, people feel an added urgency to be outwardly visible as queer + proud. The suicide rate for LGBTQ+ youth is still more than 3x the average of their straight peers. 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ+. Although things are better than 20 years ago, there is always more work to do, and a big part of creating change is being more visible. We try to keep that in mind with a lot of our products. We want people to feel like they're representing their community and starting conversations. We want folks wearing our pins to look down at their lapel and feel their community there with them at any time of feeling alone or uncomfortable.
On top of that, they're fucking cute & fun to wear.