be gay do crafts!
Should we talk a little about where this comes from? It’s an adaptation of the slogan “be gay, do crimes,” a queer, anti-assimilationist slogan that seems to have no known origin and belongs to no one. In recent years, it’s been popularized online through various memes and blogs, and embraced by many queers and marginalized folks who may have to turn to what some might consider “crime” as a way to stay fed, housed, and alive under late-stage captialism. We’ve chosen to adopt this slogan out of a strong belief in supporting an anti-capitalist and anti-oppression framework, in resisting the heteronormative, white supremacist system we’re living in now. We also believe that arts and crafting can be a form of self-care, self-expression, and subversion. Be gay, do crafts!