The 'Gay Agenda' Daily Planner Is Coming, Plus 10 Other Pro-LGBTQ Items You Didn't Know You Needed
No matter where you stand on the political spectrum, I think we've all heard about the concept of the "gay agenda" concept — which, ultimately, boils down to the absurd fear that once the LGBTQ population has equal rights and protections, the rest of the population will "turn" gay and society as we know it will self-destruct. Well, in a hilarious and awesome attempt to reclaim the "gay agenda," Queer Pop Mafia, a collective of artists, activists, and professionals based in Oakland, Calif. are launching a fundraiser to support their creation of an actual gay agenda.
That's right: They're creating a daily planner that features famous LGBTQ leaders and pioneers throughout history, including Harvey Milk, Oscar Wilde, Marcia Johnson, and Ellen Degeneres. Each featured person has a dedicated "People Page" where you can learn more about them and their contributions to queer history. Creators also designed an awesome "ABCs of the Gay Agenda" series in the planners, where each letter of the alphabet corresponds with an aspect of queer history. For example, the letter "S" opens to a page about the historical relevance of Stonewall for the LGBTQ community. You can back the Gay Agenda on Kickstarter — and you can even put forth suggestions for the "ABCs of the Gay Agenda" by emailing GayAgendaNow AT gmail DOT com.
For other awesome pro-LGBTQ items you never knew you needed, check out the list below:
I Love You: Activity Book For Lesbian Couples, $9.99, Etsy
This adorable activity book features a female same-sex couple and gives you plenty of fun games, puzzles, and activities to do on a rainy day together. The seller also has a version with two men.
Lesbian Calendar, $12.76, Etsy
This seller offers a bunch of versions of this LGBTQ themed yearly calendar, so you can get all of your Pride events in order before the summer rolls in.
This coloring book features queer women, but everyone can relate to the gut-wrenching loss of a failed relationship.
That's So Gay, $25.00, Amazon
A family-friendly board game that's heavy on LGBTQ history and educational information, filling gaps in what history doesn't highlight for our LGBTQ leaders of the past.
The Rainbow Gayme, $30.00, Etsy
This 1993 board game is a Pride themed game that begins with the main character coming out of the closet. It's basically like the board game Life but super, super gay... which makes it awesome.
Custom Preferred Pronoun Necklaces, $24.00, Etsy
These necklaces are perfect when you want to politely but firmly remind people to ask for your gender pronouns before assuming what you're most comfortable with.
This adorable children's book is decidedly for young children, but would make the perfect gift for a child who is exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Pride Rainbow Candle, $15.00, Etsy
These candles are the perfect way to spruce up your room and show off your Pride!
Love Wins Gay Pride Hoodie, $45.00, Etsy
This hoodie has a super chill aesthetic, and would work well on anyone, regardless of sex or gender identity.
Coming Out Temporary Tattoo, $2.89, Etsy
These temporary tattoos may just be the perfect way to come out to your parents - maybe after they get over the shock of seeing your tattoo, them thinking you're LGBTQ won't seem so surprising? I recommend this method only if your parents have an awesome sense of humor!
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