About the Black on Black Queer Embroidered Hat by Strong Athletic
Strong Athletic is an LGBTQIA2s+ Company. We support people who are underrepresented in sports. Queer people are still unlikely to come out during their athletic career because of the lack of expectance of LGBTQIA2s+ people in the world. While it is getting better, it's still not good enough. This snapback hat was created so that you can tell the world that you are Queer. Sometimes it takes a ton of courage to do this. Some people might like to, but depending on their location, they can't. In some countries in the world it is still illegal to be gay, and so being out is still a "privilege" although it is a basic human right. This hat, with the bold black letters embroidered on the black fabric, is not only functional, but it is also a statement. It shows how you can be out, or want to be out, but still need to blend in and assimilate, depending on your circumstance. Recently, Strong Athletic Owner Nadia Kean, was at an event with Strong Athletic. She had Strong Athletic Queer shirts for sale and she watched people's reaction as they walked by them. She loved it when people told her that they were happy to see them, and thanked her for making them. She did have one man ask her if people actually wore them. She said yes and asked the man if he was part of the LGBTQIA2s+ Community. He said no. She told him, "yes, people wear them. There are a lot of us in sports, and were proud and we want you to see us." The man sort of shrugged and walked away. Nadia was not sure what the man's actual reaction was, if the shirt made him angry or simply ponder why people in our community need to be so vocal about being out. She did know however, that she herself would no longer stay quiet.
This hat was embroidered by hand in Austin, Texas at Vistago Embroidery. The letters are embroidered with black thread in "3-D" which means that a layer of foam is laid on the hat and the thread is embroidered over it. The hat is made by Yupoong and is adjustable. The hat is solid black, the bill of the hat is green.
$1 From each of these hats goes to Pull for Pride a non-profit that supports the LGBTQIA2S+ Community.
Sizing of the adjustable Strong Athletic Queer Snapback
This hat comes in two sizes. The regular size will work for 80% of people who order this, but the smaller size will work for kids and also adults with smaller heads. If you're that person who doesn't buy snapbacks cause they never fit- then you'd probably want to go with the "small".