Hey everyone, David here. One of the missions I have with Pink Robot Studios is to use it as a vehicle to help the people and communities I care about.
Many of my closest friends and loved ones identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community, and celebrating Pride Month is my way of honoring and giving support to them. And what better way to launch this blog area of the site, The Antenna?
I’m a big believer in LGBTQ+ rights. To me, it’s not a political issue – it’s a moral issue. Everybody deserves a shot at love and feeling comfortable in their own skin. Some of the best and most genuine people I’ve ever met identify as queer, trans, or gender-neutral, and they’ll always have my full support.
Though I am an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, I am not part of it. I can’t act as a spokesperson for a group I don’t identify with. Pride Month is all about amplifying the voices within this community, and I want to use my little platform I have here to do that.
Pride Month isn’t about me – it’s about all the lovely people in the LGBTQ+ population. So this month I’m having a few good friends of mine write about what Pride Month means to them. Keep an eye out for those posts coming soon.
In addition, aside from the usual Pride-themed cosmetic changes across the site, I’m donating 25% of my revenue this month to The Community Center, a local Boise organization dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community. They’ve offered a safe space to those in our local population since 1983 through their lending library, food pantry, and daily events, and I’m so happy to be in a position where I can support their cause.
I’m super excited to kick off The Antenna with articles about stuff I care about!! I’d also like to take this opportunity to say that Chip, the cute little robot from my logo, uses they/them pronouns.
Happy Pride Month, everybody.