Image Credit: Spencer Grant
HONOR. CELEBRATE. ACT.
It’s been 52 years since the Stonewall Rebellion — the famous June 1969 uprisings in Greenwich Village, in Lower Manhattan, that began as a result of a police raid on the Stonewall Inn. The stand for equity and justice continued into the following days in the surrounding neighborhood and is recognized as a pivotal moment in catalyzing the then gay-liberation movement (and later, the broader LGBTQIA+ movement) in the U.S., and beyond.
Stonewall occurred in the midst of other protests over the Vietnam War, civil rights, and gender equality. This movement in our modern history is marked by the stark undenability of the intersectionality of injustice and inequity, and the intersectionality of the movements demanding chance and transformation.
This intersectionality is one of the inspirations behind and for many of the renditions of the Pride Flags over the years, including this most recent intersex-inclusive version.
Pride Month is a celebration. It is also a resistance movement. Pride Month honors and celebrates LGBTQIA+ history, community, and culture. It is a commemoration of and for those who have lost their lives as result of hate crimes, HIV/AIDs, and suicide.
Pride Month also continues to be an urgent call to action for ending systemic oppression of and violence against LGBTQIA+. At this moment in particular, the violence against trans people and trans youth.
At Take Two, we champion social and environmental justice, and we celebrate the diversity and strength of the LGBTQIA+ community.
The survival of humanity, our food sources, and the planet rely on the transformation and sustainability of our food ecosystems, on the elevation of marginalized communities, and on equity and justice for all.
LGBTQIA+ AT TAKE TWO
“I’m grateful to be a part of a team and company that honor, revere, and celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion.
At Take two, we feel responsible to our communities and to future generations to embody ways of working and serving that promote the well-being of all, without exception.
This Pride Month, we acknowledge and thank the people who have taken a stand to advocate for the legal rights and dignity of LGBTQIA+ people.
There is still work to be done. Let’s keep going.”
-Take Two Co-Founder & CEO, Jerek Theo Lovey, a trans man
Celebrate Pride Month by supporting LGBTQIA+ owned food and beverage companies, like us!
Pride Month is about supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. Take Two is highlighting LGBTQIA+ businesses in Portland, across Oregon, and also the U.S. Click and view these three websites to see LGBTQIA+ businesses you can support.
Join us in coming together to create #second chances for people everywhere. ️
Take Two Foods
1140 SE 7th Ave. #140
Portland, OR 97214