Jesus & Sergio (founders of Gay Pride Apparel) promise to give back to queer artists, and youth.

We are excited to announce the Gay Pride Apparel Queer Leadership Grant*.

Mission: To award a queer artist or college-bound queer person with up to $10,000 USD to assist them with any of the following: 

  • Attend a four-year university  
  • Promote queer art 

Grant Amount: $10,000

Additional Awards: Gay Pride Apparel Capsule Collection Collaboration*

Timeline Overview: 

Announcement August 4th, 2019 
Application Opens March 1st, 2020 (5pm EST)
Application Closes  April 15th, 2020
Top 10 Nominees/Applicants Announced May 1st, 2020 
Public Voting Campaign Begins June 1st, 2020
Grant Winner Announced  July 1st, 2020

Fundraising Process: 

  • Gay Pride Apparel will donate a % of every sale* made through (the "website") to the "Gay Pride Apparel Queer Leadership Grant."
  • Gay Pride Apparel will do a series of in-person events with the purpose of fundraising
  • Gay Pride Apparel will add a donation feature to 

Application Process: 

  • Gay Pride Apparel will host an application on 
  • The application will be live starting March 1st, 2020 at 5pm (EST) 
  • There will be three types of entries:
    • Individual (a person applying for themselves) 
    • Nomination (a person nominating an individual/organization)

Selection Process: 

  • Internal selection process of top 10 nominees/applications will be announced via the following channels on May 1st, 2020
    • Social Media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tik Tok)
    • Gay Pride Apparel Homepage ( 
    • E-Mail Newsletter 
    • Blog Post 
  • Public voting begins on June 1st, 2020
    • Nominees/applicants will be encouraged to have their networks (friends, family, professional connections, etc) to vote for them on
  • Each nominee will submit a blog post to Gay Pride Apparel with the following: 
    • Explaining why they should receive the grant 
    • Discuss their involvement with the queer community 
  • Winner to be notified via phone call on July 1st, 2020

More Information Coming Soon

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