The Idea Behind the Shirt
The idea for this Strong Athletic design is simple really, yet the back story behind it is not. The simple part is that Strong Athletic is an LGBTQIA+ Company and we wanted to contribute to our community in a way that mirrored our message, and so we created this shirt. We know how important visibility is for humans, and we know how often athletes have to hide aspects of who they are to blend in with their team. We know that being "out" and "visible" is a human right, but we also know that it's a privilege that not every human has for reasons that are sometimes out of their control. For those who can be, or who choose to be, or who want to be "visible", we've created the Strong Athletic Queer line. We know that when humans walk around in these shirts they help to "normalize" queerness. We know this is an important message for others to see and so we've created this design and this shirt. Some people will wear these to the gym, to their local Pride Parade and others will wear it within the safe walls of their home, or under another shirt and no one else will ever see it. And that is okay. Being part of the LGBTQIA+ Community can be confusing and not even members of the community are always in agreement of what it is and means to be part of the community. That is the complicated back story of the shirt. Years of ridicule for LGBT people throughout the history of human existence.
About the Shirt
The sizing for this shirt is based on the average body of a to cis men. For people who are more petite or for cis women, the sizing will be one size larger than typical "women's" sized shirts.
The shirt is a base-ball t-shirt that is light heather-grey with charcoal-grey sleeves. The words Strong Athletic Queer are printed on the front in black ink. On the front and back is the Strong Athletic logo.
The Bella+Canvas 3200 is the popular, classic baseball tee with 3/4 raglan sleeves.
- 3.6 oz., 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester
- 40 single
- Retail fit
- Unisex sizing
- Contrast raglan sleeves and neck trim
- Tear Away label
• 4.0 oz., 91% poly/9% combed and ring-spun cotton
• 32 single
• 3.8 oz., 50% poly/25% combed and ring-spun cotton/25% rayon
• 40 single