"What is Juneteenth?"
Juneteenth is a national holiday celebrating the abolishment of slavery. It originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865 on June 19th. Federal troops arrived and declared that all slaves be freed. This happened nearly three years later after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed. Throughout this process the export of slaves from Africa to the United States ended.
Today we remember the tragic events of Pulse nightclub. Pulse was a popular gay dance nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Early on the day of June 12, 2016, 49 people were shot and killed and 50 others were injured. The shooting occurred during the club's Latin Night, and many of those killed were Latino and LGBTQ+. This was one of the deadliest mass shootings at that time. Today it is still one of the deadliest mass shootings towards the LGBTQ+ community. June 12th is the day to remember everyone who was affected from this horrific incident. Every year, people gather at the memorial to place flowers and to pay their respects. The victims of the Pulse shooting will be honored across the state of Florida. Sadly, hate crimes like this still happen in our society and it's part of the reason we scream Queer Not Sorry. We're here to amplify the voice of others and we stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ community.
We are so happy to say that were featured on Seattle Gay News for being a LGBTQ small business! Seattle Gay News is one of the largest newspapers in the world catering to the LGBTQ community. The article says:
"If trendy Pride wear is what you're looking for but you're also environmentally conscious, then check out Not Sorry Goods [notsorrygoods.com]. Based in Detroit, this is a Black- and Latinx-owned business with a focus on sustainability. It offers a variety of Pride products made out of recycled materials, a cute black denim jacket with rainbow cursive writing on the back advocating for recycling, and perhaps best of all, a long-sleeved black crop top with the words "Queer Not Sorry" embroidered above the heart. The items at Not Sorry Goods are a bit more spendy than those at other online and local stores, but they're worth it for the good quality and recycled materials."
Thanks Lindsey Anderson for including us!Check out our Pride Collection here.