In case you haven't seen the news over the past month, North Carolina has passed a hate law, House Bill 2, that forces people into the bathroom that aligns with their sex assigned at birth, rather than the bathroom which best suits their gender identity.
North Carolinian and trans activist Jacob Tobia wrote a beautiful open letter to North Carolina's Lawmakers the other day, condemning their decision to keep queer and trans people from peeing safely.
Across the United States, there are many discriminatory laws in the works. We need to fights these together and make our presence known to ensure the rights of all queers are protected. Increasing our visibility is an important way to show our oppressors that we aren't going anywhere, and that we were always here.
As queer visual activists, we want the world to know that We Were Always Here using the bathrooms that we are most comfortable using! So we are inviting all those in the LGBTQ community to post creative bathroom selfies on Instagram, tagging #WeWereAlwaysHere. We'll feature our favorites on Qwear!
Sonny & Ru
As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.