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Trans & Caffeinated & Cafe Cà Phê Group Up For A HoliGays Get together and Vendor Truthful


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Don’t look now, however the vacation season is quick approaching, and that, for higher or worse, means shopping for presents for family members. It may be a sophisticated and considerably onerous activity, shopping for issues. On one hand, consumerism is a bit uncontrolled, particularly throughout this time of 12 months, and what if the particular person you might be shopping for for doesn’t like what you bought them? And but, the immense pleasure of watching somebody open the proper reward, effectively, it’s higher than really receiving something your self (except what you might be receiving can be the proper reward).

Nonetheless, right here we’re, and the expectation is to spend, spend, spend. So if we should participate within the time-honored custom, would possibly as effectively make it for an excellent trigger (or somewhat a couple of of them). That’s why Arielle Rebekah of Trans and Caffeinated is teaming up with Jackie Nguyen of Kansas Metropolis’s Cafe Cà Phê for a HoliGays Get together and Vendor Truthful, with all of the proceeds going to profit Umeshiso.

Going down December third between 10:00am and 5:00pm at Cafe Cà Phê, “Kansas Metropolis’s first Vietnamese espresso store,” the occasion will function pop-up outlets from quite a lot of native, queer-owned companies, together with Therapeutic massage Collective KC, MackBecks, and Raspberry Cloud Studio, with extra to be introduced later. And since it is a celebration, attendees can get into the HoliGay spirit by collaborating in an open mic, coming into a raffle with “a number of high-value prizes,” studying from native LGBTQ+ organizations, and interacting with “native queer and trans group members by way of numerous enjoyable and interesting actions.”

And for at some point solely, Cafe Cà Phê will likely be serving a glittery signature beverage known as The Gaysian.

Proceeds from the occasion and the sig bev will go to profit Umeshiso, the queer, Asian-owned enterprise making homosexual spoons, chopsticks, and with the assistance of a GoFundMe marketing campaign, a brand new line of homosexual utensils together with forks and knives.

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For many who don’t stay within the KCMO space however nonetheless wish to buy for a objective, Umeshiso’s Umeko Motoyoshi has teamed up with incapacity advocate Alice Wong (interviewed right here by Motoyoshi on A Higher Desk podcast) in celebration of Wong’s new memoir, 12 months of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life. For the collaboration, Motoyoshi and Wong have put collectively three completely different Tiger Packs, every together with a replica of 12 months of the Tiger, a set of e book merch “in a fortunate gold envelope,” and both an Imperfect Rainbow Litter Dipper six pack, an Imperfect Gold Large Dipper, or two pair of Rainbow Chopsticks.

Proceeds from the Tiger Packs, which can be found for buy on Umeshiso’s web site, will likely be break up between Get Psyched, Umeshiso’s “fund that pays for espresso employees to entry psychiatry,” and the Incapacity Visibility Undertaking, Wong’s “on-line group that creates, shares, and amplifies incapacity media and tradition.”

There’s so some ways to offer good cheer whereas supporting good folks. For extra info go to the HoliGays Get together and Vendor Truthful’s Eventbrite web page or Umeshiso’s official web site.

Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Community and a workers author based mostly in Dallas. Learn extra Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.




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