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Celebrate Pride

Love Conquers All

Celebrate every color of the rainbow with this design challenge.

The origins of Pride Month go back to June 28, 1969, a time when most states criminalized acts labeled as “homosexual.” On that day, New York City police raided Greenwich Village’s Stonewall Inn, a popular gathering place for the LGBTQIA+ community. In response, the community fought back and sparked a days-long uprising widely known as the Stonewall riots. On the one-year anniversary of the event, the first Pride marches took place in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Fast-forward to today, we now recognize June as Pride Month, commemorating the ongoing pursuit of justice for the LGBTQIA+ community.

For your next Design Challenge, we want you to capture the vibrant, resilient spirit of Pride Month. While making your new design, you might find inspiration from the brave rebellion fueling the gay rights movements of the ‘60s and onward. Or, you can focus on a specific issue that’s important to the LGBTQIA+ community, such as protecting trans rights. And of course, there are always rainbows! The rainbow flag symbolizes the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community, and you can use it as inspiration for your color palette or the design itself. Be as bold and colorful as you want to be!

Your new design will honor the history of Pride Month, but it can make an even bigger impact. With Threadless Causes, you can donate a portion of your earnings from the sale of your new design to Pride/LGBTQIA+ charities doing critical work around the world. These organizations help to ensure all gay, lesbian, and transgendered individuals have access to the resources they need to not only survive, but thrive. For this Cause, Threadless is matching donations up to $100,000! If you’re interested in joining our fundraising efforts, refer to our Help Page to learn how Causes works.

ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS BEGINNING FRIDAY 5/28/21, 10:00AM CST


Featured designs:

BE YOU by wytrab8
GAY GAY GAY by letterad
U MATTER by randymckee

You could win

  • First Place (1): $1,250 Cash & $250 gift code

  • Second Place (1): $500 Cash & $250 gift code

  • Third Place (1): $250 Cash & $250 gift code

  • Plus, anyone who is printed (including the grand prize winner) will receive up to $7 on each tee of their design sold on Threadless.com! Read more...

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