Launched in December 2017, Yay Gay is the idea of Red Parka's founder/artist, Jen, and her partner in life, love and creativity, Tracy.
We wanted to do something to both celebrate and support the LGBTQI community, looking positively towards the future after the challenges of 2017. This cushion is our shout out to the world - we are gay, we are happy and we are free to be ourselves. And so are you!!
However, we know from first hand experience that it's not always easy to be yourself in this world. And many of our LGBTQI brothers and sisters have faced, and continue to face, greater challenges than we ever have. We wanted to do something positive, to use the platform we have here with Red Parka to help.
So to this end, we commit to donating 50% of the profits from Yay Gay products to organisations that support the LGBTQI community, both here in Australia and in other countries where many of our community still struggle for recognition and even survival.
We hope that our products themselves will spread joy, while the money we raise will help support vital programs around the world.
Please follow us on Instagram to follow our progress as we develop more products and share the love with the world!