From rainbow masks to vulva prints, we’ve got your face covered

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

With the current government guidelines due to Covid-19 meaning the vast majority of us need to wear face masks, we thought some of you might be looking for face masks that support some great causes. 

Here are some that have sprung up to raise funds for LGBTQI charities and other great causes. Put these at the top of our Queermas list and support some fantastic initiatives this year whilst you help stop the spread of the virus.

Human Rights Campaign 

Stay safe with our MCMP Rainbow Face Mask, made of a comfortable and reusable double-lined fabric, including a cotton layer on the inside. With adjustable ear straps and a nose bridge wire, you can give your mask a custom fit for ultimate comfort. 100% of every purchase of fuels HRC’s fight for LGBTQI equality.

The Vagina Museum 

The Vagina Museum is selling four designs of face masks at £10. “Just because you are covering your face doesn’t mean you have to cover your love of vulva!” they say.

Mask4Mask 

Mask4Mask has been created by LGBTQI activist and marketing CEO, Jamie Love. The mask itself is emblazoned with MASK4MASK in neon pink writing as a coy play on words for the popular phrase “Masc4Masc” seen on gay dating apps.

As well as raising awareness of the alienating “Masc4Masc” issue, for every mask sold, Jamie will be donating £1 to his chosen charity Switchboard, a helpline that offers support and guidance to the LGBTQI community.

LGBT Foundation

With the new guidance on face coverings coming into effect, why not help the LGBT Foundation to raise money when you purchase a face mask? This Is Fred are selling double layered neoprene masks, for £10 with 100% of the profits donated to LGBT Foundation.

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara want to join the chorus of medical and government officials urging people to consider the most vulnerable and wear a mask in public spaces, and they want to do it in style! The proceeds from their rainbow themed face masks will be split between four amazing organisations in Canada: Native Women’s Shelter Of Montreal, Resilience Montreal, Hogan’s Alley Society and Pivot Legal Society. 

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