For Pride Month, we are teaming up with Kaitlin Chan to bring you limited edition Little Bao merchandise.
All proceeds – after cost deduction – from t-shirt sales will go to our friends at Quarks, the first and only Hong Kong organization that provides support and resources for transgender youth.
At Little Bao, we value community and hope to be a place everyone feels welcomed. Whether you’re LGBT+, or an ally and friend, Little Bao is a place you can *just be*.
Kaitlin wanted this vintage Hong Kong-inspired design to create a play on words. “Stay cool/酷” means both ‘cool’ and 酷兒 ‘queer’. We love the creativity and all the little details she brought into the design (aren’t the little Pride flags *so* cute?)!
Kaitlin Chan is a cartoonist and gallery worker in Hong Kong. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker online, Astra Magazine, The Economist, Catapult, Oprah Daily, The Offing, Popula and elsewhere.
Quarks is the first registered organization targeting at transgender youth in Hong Kong. As a trans-led organization, some of their most important work is to provide peer support, and recommendation of professional services if needed. Quarks strives to eliminate stigmatization and discrimination towards transgender individuals.
You can find more of Kaitlin’s work on Instagram @kaitlinmchan or at www.kaitlinchan.com.
You can follow Quarks on Instagram @quarkshk or find medical resources on their website at www.quarkshk.org.