Printed with an image of the Genderqueer Pride Flag we chose to use Hot Pink for the sides. It was a color that adorned the original Gay Pride Flag but was removed in 1979 due to the scarce availability of pink fabric at the time. We use it here for it's original symbolic representation for sex, but more importantly because it was a dropped color.
So many individuals who do not identify with gender and sexual norms are "dropped" out of our society. Pushed to the side as not deserving of inclusion, not allowed to participate because of fear and bigotry. This simple canvas is a visual representation for the proud genderqueer individual with the pride flag out, front and center bringing attention to the true self for all to see. The pink sides remind us that there are still those living on the sidelines, in the shadows needing encouragement and a safe place to be themselves.
"The term genderqueer originated in queer zines of the 1980s as a precursor to the term non-binary. It gained wider use in the 1990s among political activists, especially Riki Anne Wilchins. Non-binary and genderqueer are umbrella terms for gender identities that are not solely male or female—identities that are outside the gender binary.
Non-binary people may identify as an intermediate or separate third gender, identify with more than one gender, no gender, or have a fluctuating gender identity. Gender identity is separate from sexual or romantic orientation: non-binary people have various sexual orientations. Being non-binary is also not the same as being intersex; most intersex people identify as either male or female." en.wikipedia.org
- 100% Cotton Rag Canvas
- High quality Matte Print for reduced glare
- Closed MDF backing with pre-installed Hanging Hardware
- Care Instructions: If the canvas does gather any dust, wipe it off gently with a clean, damp cloth. Use only water, do not use any cleaning solutions.
- For indoor use only
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