SUPPORT:

At FLAVNT Streetwear we are huge on supporting small, queer, and local people/businesses along with groups making a positive effort to make change in society. In the world, there is often way too much competition and ugliness and sometimes small brands get dragged into that competition. This page was created as a means to show y'all some of the businesses/brands/people whose backs we have and who we have supported through their endeavors. You will find queer, small, Austin-based, and grassroots organizations on this page that could use your support however you can lend it. Please take a moment to check out the links and names below and support monetarily if you have the means. Spread love and support, y'all, it's the least we can do!

SUPPORT QUEER PROJECTS:

So we want to counteract that with love, respect, and appreciation. Here are some of our favorite queer projects/brands/resources we support and admire and you should check them out too!

  BROTHERS is a narrative web series about a group of four trans masculine friends in Brooklyn, NY. The series follows their daily lives, the ups and down, in and outs, of what it means to live as a transgender individual in today’s urban society. What does it mean to struggle and succeed as a trans person in the complicated fabric of today’s society? Created by: Emmett Lundberg Producer: Sheyam Ghieth Director of Photography: Chris Rodriguez

 

BROTHERS is a narrative web series about a group of four trans masculine friends in Brooklyn, NY.

The series follows their daily lives, the ups and down, in and outs, of what it means to live as a transgender individual in today’s urban society. What does it mean to struggle and succeed as a trans person in the complicated fabric of today’s society?

Created by: Emmett Lundberg
Producer: Sheyam Ghieth
Director of Photography: Chris Rodriguez

  Nobody Scissors is a compilation of personal stories by Chris Rhodes. He was hoping to get a reality show to make documenting his life a little easier but, seeing as that didn't work out, he started this blog instead. The reason these stories are from a "former lesbian" is because Chris recently came out as transgender and started his transition from female to male.

 

Nobody Scissors is a compilation of personal stories by Chris Rhodes. He was hoping to get a reality show to make documenting his life a little easier but, seeing as that didn't work out, he started this blog instead. The reason these stories are from a "former lesbian" is because Chris recently came out as transgender and started his transition from female to male.

FTMTranstastic is a YouTube collab channel which currently features 12 different female-to-male (FTM) individuals. Every week the members of the channel will create and upload videos talking about various topics. The goal of the channel is to not only provide entertaining content that features FTM individuals but to also educate and spread awareness of the FTM community. 


FTMTranstastic is a YouTube collab channel which currently features 12 different female-to-male (FTM) individuals. Every week the members of the channel will create and upload videos talking about various topics. The goal of the channel is to not only provide entertaining content that features FTM individuals but to also educate and spread awareness of the FTM community. 

  Binders For Love is a program created by Trans* youth for Trans* youth! We help transgender youth who have unsupportive families, financial issues, or are simply in need by sending them new or pre-owned binders to help boost self-confidence, curb dysphoria, and decrease the use of dangerous binding methods. 

 

Binders For Love is a program created by Trans* youth for Trans* youth! We help transgender youth who have unsupportive families, financial issues, or are simply in need by sending them new or pre-owned binders to help boost self-confidence, curb dysphoria, and decrease the use of dangerous binding methods. 

  Bobo Academy is an apparel driven shop run by two Canadian queers that gear their design toward the LGBTQ community and allies alike. 

 

Bobo Academy is an apparel driven shop run by two Canadian queers that gear their design toward the LGBTQ community and allies alike. 

  Young Fellow Clothing was started by Liv Varney in 2013. Liv does all the designs and printing herself which is rad af. Besides Young Fellow, Liv works as a freelance designer and is generally the cutest weenie we have ever seen.  Instagram: @youngfellowclothing

 

Young Fellow Clothing was started by Liv Varney in 2013. Liv does all the designs and printing herself which is rad af. Besides Young Fellow, Liv works as a freelance designer and is generally the cutest weenie we have ever seen. 

Instagram: @youngfellowclothing

  Yoomi Park: Photographer, Filmmaker, Storyteller in every way possible.  RTF and Sports Management major UT Austin, Class of 2013. Yoomi has been our go-to photographer from day one, they always make us look damn good.  Instagram: @yoomsters Twitter: @yoomsters

 

Yoomi Park: Photographer, Filmmaker, Storyteller in every way possible. 

RTF and Sports Management major UT Austin, Class of 2013. Yoomi has been our go-to photographer from day one, they always make us look damn good. 

Instagram: @yoomsters
Twitter: @yoomsters

  Support Your Brothers is a blog intended to bring individuals within the transmasculine community together to connect with one another, share each others’ stories, support each other, submit fundraisers, etc.  If you identify within the transmasculine umbrella, then this is the blog for you. Join us in creating a connection within our community. Drew is the founder of Support Your Brothers.

 

Support Your Brothers is a blog intended to bring individuals within the transmasculine community together to connect with one another, share each others’ stories, support each other, submit fundraisers, etc. 

If you identify within the transmasculine umbrella, then this is the blog for you. Join us in creating a connection within our community.

Drew is the founder of Support Your Brothers.

Awarewolf Apparel was founded by Landon Reed who in 2015 needed a boost in finances to accomplish his goal of funding and obtaining his much desire of obtaining top surgery. Mr Reed had an idea, a vision if you will, a vision of an LGBTQIA+ owned and operated clothing company. Clothing that is made by our community and for our community! Since then, Mr Reed's vision has transformed our small company into a unique, one-of-a-kind brand that our customers have been flocking to since its inception in 2015.

Awarewolf Apparel was founded by Landon Reed who in 2015 needed a boost in finances to accomplish his goal of funding and obtaining his much desire of obtaining top surgery. Mr Reed had an idea, a vision if you will, a vision of an LGBTQIA+ owned and operated clothing company. Clothing that is made by our community and for our community! Since then, Mr Reed's vision has transformed our small company into a unique, one-of-a-kind brand that our customers have been flocking to since its inception in 2015.

  Boi Society is a lifestyle magazine developed for Androgynous, Tomboy, and genderless individuals. They are dedicated to providing information and awareness to an ever-growing community. 

 

Boi Society is a lifestyle magazine developed for Androgynous, Tomboy, and genderless individuals. They are dedicated to providing information and awareness to an ever-growing community. 

Support the T is a project dedicated to helping transgender identifying people raise money toward their transition goals by creating and selling custom made shirts.

Support the T is a project dedicated to helping transgender identifying people raise money toward their transition goals by creating and selling custom made shirts.


SUPPORT LOCAL:

Below are a couple of Austin-based organizations making a difference. We love what they do for our community and we love supporting them.

When Austin Pets Alive! started rescuing animals in 2008, Austin was somewhat rich in resources that prevented births. For almost ten years, more and more resources were put into spay and neuter programs, but the live outcome rate at our city shelter was stuck around 50%. Of course, the population of Austin was quickly growing, so it’s likely that the spay and neuter resources were helping our live outcome rate from getting worse.

When Austin Pets Alive! started rescuing animals in 2008, Austin was somewhat rich in resources that prevented births. For almost ten years, more and more resources were put into spay and neuter programs, but the live outcome rate at our city shelter was stuck around 50%. Of course, the population of Austin was quickly growing, so it’s likely that the spay and neuter resources were helping our live outcome rate from getting worse.

Emancipet is a nonprofit on a mission to make high-quality spay/neuter and veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners. We manage an expanding national network of high-quality, low-cost clinics; offer customized training and consulting programs to animal welfare organizations nationwide; and advocate for strategies and public policy that improve the lives of pets in underserved communities. Since1999, Emancipet has spayed or neutered nearly 250,000 dogs and cats and in 2016 will care for more than 100,000 pets.

Emancipet is a nonprofit on a mission to make high-quality spay/neuter and veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners. We manage an expanding national network of high-quality, low-cost clinics; offer customized training and consulting programs to animal welfare organizations nationwide; and advocate for strategies and public policy that improve the lives of pets in underserved communities.

Since1999, Emancipet has spayed or neutered nearly 250,000 dogs and cats and in 2016 will care for more than 100,000 pets.


SUPPORT THROUGH ONGOING DONATIONS:

Throughout the year we not only donate to our fundraising partners, we also make donations to other small businesses/organizations trying to get off the ground, kickstarters for young entrepreneurs, youcaring/gofundme fundraisers for people in need, and also to the below organizations:

The Durham Solidarity Center is shared office, resource, and work space that seeks to support grassroots social justice efforts in the Triangle. Located in the Hayti Heritage Center in the Fayetteville Street corridor of Durham, the Solidarity Center is entirely supported by individual monthly contributions.  It is run and supported by volunteers. Some of the things the DSC offers are: a space for meetings, events, trainings, or gatherings coworking area, computer work stations with design software a place to store supplies & materials folding chairs and tables a lending library

The Durham Solidarity Center is shared office, resource, and work space that seeks to support grassroots social justice efforts in the Triangle. Located in the Hayti Heritage Center in the Fayetteville Street corridor of Durham, the Solidarity Center is entirely supported by individual monthly contributions.  It is run and supported by volunteers.

Some of the things the DSC offers are:

a space for meetings, events, trainings, or gatherings

coworking area, computer work stations with design software

a place to store supplies & materials

folding chairs and tables

a lending library

Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer—but the first thing her friends and family will tell you is that she’s never forgotten where she came from or who she’s been fighting for.

Hillary Clinton has served as secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady of the United States, first lady of Arkansas, a practicing lawyer and law professor, activist, and volunteer—but the first thing her friends and family will tell you is that she’s never forgotten where she came from or who she’s been fighting for.

Flint Water Crisis - The United Way of Genesee County has set up this fund for the purchase of filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts. 100% of the fund is used for these projects and no Administrative Fee is assessed. The UWGC has sourced more than 11,000 filters systems and 5,000 replacement filters, ongoing sources of bottled water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and also supports a dedicated driver for daily distribution.

Flint Water Crisis - The United Way of Genesee County has set up this fund for the purchase of filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts. 100% of the fund is used for these projects and no Administrative Fee is assessed.

The UWGC has sourced more than 11,000 filters systems and 5,000 replacement filters, ongoing sources of bottled water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and also supports a dedicated driver for daily distribution.

Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. We are working to (re)build the Black liberation movement. This is Not a Moment, but a Movement. #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.

Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. We are working to (re)build the Black liberation movement.

This is Not a Moment, but a Movement.

#BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.

STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE - DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE DONATION FUND In Washington, D.C., a federal judge has ruled that construction on sacred tribal burial sites in the path of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline can continue.  Donations will be used for legal, sanitary and emergency purposes!

STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE - DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE DONATION FUND In Washington, D.C., a federal judge has ruled that construction on sacred tribal burial sites in the path of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline can continue.  Donations will be used for legal, sanitary and emergency purposes!


 

If you know of a queer project/business/brand/artist etc that we should feature on our page please let us know! We are always looking for new people to support and spread the word about!