Ali Forney Center—the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States that supports homeless LGBTQ+ youths by providing them with access to healthcare services and shelter—is raising money for its operations by auctioning off a Pride brick.
Dubbed 'The Queer Brick' and weighing at 4.5 pounds, the item was hand-painted by Black queer hands and has historic significance. 'Pride was a riot' is printed on the piece and a famous quote by iconic drag queen and activist Marsha P. Johnson appears on the reverse side. The format of the Pride brick recalls the first brick thrown at the Stonewall uprising—an event that was fundamental in the gay liberation movement.
100% of the proceeds from The Queer Brick will go toward supporting the actions of the Ali Forney Center. Individuals can also opt-in for special prints.
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