[presale] Ryan Fitzgibbon – Pride in Unity Top
[presale] Ryan Fitzgibbon – Pride in Unity Top
[presale] Ryan Fitzgibbon – Pride in Unity Top
[presale] Ryan Fitzgibbon – Pride in Unity Top
[presale] Ryan Fitzgibbon – Pride in Unity Top

[presale] Ryan Fitzgibbon – Pride in Unity Top

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***This item is currently for presale only. Presales close on 6/16 at midnight. All orders will be printed and shipped before the end of June.***

“No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us.”—Marsha P. Johnson

While doing research in the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center, Ryan came across a June 1983 newsletter by the Gay Press Association containing the following appeal, “During our celebrating, we must set new goals. There is still a great need to join closer together. We must work together and not be at odds with each other…[keeping] in mind this year’s theme: PRIDE IN UNITY.”

Inspired by decades of queer activism, this design highlights a broad range of issues facing 2SLGBTQ+ people today. Critical updates acknowledge the members of our community that for too long were overlooked and erased from the telling of our history. 

A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Tulsa Pride presented by Oklahomans for Equality.

  • 5.3 oz, 100% cotton tee in un-dyed natural color
  • Beautiful, long-lasting, 3-color screen print
  • Get your tee as-is, or have us crop or chop (remove the sleeves)!

About the artist:

Ryan Fitzgibbon (he/him) is the author of A Great Gay Book: Stories of Growth, Belonging & Other Queer Possibilities, a curation of written and visual content from the archives of the beloved indie magazine Hello Mr., as well as new material from many of today’s most celebrated LGBTQ+ creatives. He founded Hello Mr. in 2012 and self-published ten issues from Brooklyn before moving to Tulsa in January of 2020. Shortly after arriving, he was diagnosed with HIV at the height of the pandemic. These events inspired his creation of In Our Blood, a platform to detect, exercise, and replenish your inner activist. In addition to organizing to protect LGBTQ+ rights and expanding HIV/AIDS care and prevention in Oklahoma, his work includes supporting the Black Wall Street Times through the production of multiple print publications, and the opening of their newsroom and storefront in Greenwood. Fitzgibbon is a 2021-2023 awardee of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship and current Alumni-in-Residence.

Follow Ryan on Instagram at @ryanfitzgibbon.