It’s June, so of course it’s rainbow socks time! While I had made rainbow socks before, I hadn’t really specifically done it in June until last year, when Sarah encouraged us all to knit rainbow socks this month. This may have been a tradition in Blogville, but 2020 was the first year I had a blog so… Anyway, in case you’ve forgotten, I’m bi, so I always love Pride Month. I haven’t always been the most vocal about my identity, but I love the sense of inclusion that comes from being a part of this community, even when it can be scary to put yourself out there and potentially face hatred.
While there has been a ton of progress on LGBTQIA+ rights in my lifetime, there is still a long way to go. Right now, a cause I am passionate about is the rise in anti-trans legislation, especially around the right for trans people to play sports. In that vein, I am planning to donate 10$ for every pair of pride socks completed by myself and you all to Athlete Ally’s Playing for Pride campaign. Please let me know when you complete your socks and I’ll donate at the end of the month.
Those are beautiful! I just started a pair (it’s been over a year since I knit a pair of socks) for The Crazy Sock Lady’s podcast on yourtube. She is doing her summer sock camp, lots of prizes for people who participate, you should go have a look :), it started June 1st and goes through August. She made a video explaining it, it sounds so fun. check it out 🙂
I will, thanks! I think another blogger friend is doing that camp as well
Love your socks, and what a great cause! Thank you for pointing it out 🙂 You’re right that there has been lots of progress on LGBTQIA+ rights, there is certainly quite a way to go!
You’ve reminded me to knit Pride socks this month! Maybe I’ll knit them for Bob this year. Yes, we still have so much work to do. At least the Supreme Court ruled last year that employers may not discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. One good thing to come out of 2020.
Happy Pride Month!! I’ll try to knit on a pair (no promises, but I do have rainbow yarn!) I hope you get to celebrate with friends, at least a little bit. 🌈
These are great! I don’t think I have any rainbow sock yarn, but I’ll do a stash dive and see if I can come up with anything. And I’ll have to plan better for next year!
I love this idea and will cast on a pair tonight, and I’d love to match your donation!
I admire your proactive knitting.
Happy Pride 🌈, what a generous spirit and nature you have. I don’t have any rainbow yarn but will be with you in spirit. A great cause. X
K, love to get your persepctive on the trans female sports debate when back in CT. Love the tee shirt! S