Happy Pride Month Friend,

Every pride, corporations and organizations put up their rainbow flags in an attempt at solidarity. But we know corporations are only in it for the money [1]. Despite a growing number of people celebrating pride, states across the country continue to target bodily autonomy and creative expression and pass anti-trans and anti-drag bills.  

Graphic of the 18MR x Persuasians Dragging Transphobia event. There is a pink/purple gradient background with fun textures. Text reads RSVP bit.ly/18MR_DRAG and Thurs June 22nd 6PM ET. Fundraiser for Southern Trans Organizing. There is a collage of all the drag performers in the middle. But we can fight for trans liberation.

We’re teaming up with Persuasians, the first Asian drag house from the South, along with drag performers in Texas to celebrate trans liberation. Join us for a virtual drag night of celebration and FUN-raising for The Knights & Orchids Society (TKO Society): Dragging Transphobia!

We’ll have drag performers from Georgia and Texas performing their Asian Queer Pride in one night. 100% of proceeds will go directly to TKO Society, a Black trans and queer-led organization based in Alabama. They build the power of TLGB+ Black people across the South by providing a spectrum of health and wellness services and reproductive care. Let’s dance for liberation together.

In solidarity,

Leyen, Sharmin, Turner, Bianca, Kari, Brenda, Charlene, and Irma – the 18MR Team

P.S. Can’t make it? We’re aiming to raise $2,500 for TKO Society. Help us reach our goal and support trans organizing in the south![1] Target removes some Pride Month products after threats against employees

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