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.