Fulfilled by our friends at Flags For Good
✍️ Designed by Flags For Good's own Morgan (they/them):
Morgan's Design Notes: Cryptids are weird & in weird spaces, non-normative orientations and identities feel less stigmatized. This can lead to a cycle where there start to be more and more queer and trans people in a space, further claiming it for those communities. And while there will be bigots in every cultural space, circles with “oddball” reputations tend to feel more accepting. I was reading a blog & the blogger put it in a great way— in the event that their identity is challenged in cryptid spaces, they feel like they can better defend it because they’ve got a built in trump card: “you’re going to tell me you believe in Mothman but not gay people?” the idea of homophobia and transphobia existing in cryptid spaces was absurd because those spaces are explicitly built on the premise of accepting things that “normal” society won’t.
A repossession and hijacking of the narrative that the LGBTQ+ community is malicious or just a cute woodland friend showing pride? You decide.
This patch is made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles by our friends at Outpatch.