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Last year we were approached by the newest LGBT publication in town, PQ Monthly, to sponsor an event they were starting called Gay Skate.
This is a regular event that is meant for LGBT families to come and have fun roller skating in an atmosphere of acceptance. Gay Skate takes place every third Monday at Oaks Park Skate Rink, which is right near our Sock Dreams shop.
One of the best things that’s come out of sponsoring Gay Skate, besides supporting a great event, is it has strengthened our relationship not only with PQ Monthly, but with our Portland roller derby team The Rose City Rollers.
This month instead of doing the usual split ad with RCR, as the Rose City Rollers are called, we are combining our efforts and creating a photo ad in the shared space featuring LGBT skaters in Sock Dreams socks! One of most special pieces of this ad is being able to have one of the young players of the RCR team, The Rosebuds, in the photo shoot, as gay skate is geared toward LGBT youth.
We look forward to working with RCR at our upcoming Portland Pride, where we will have the most epic booth of all times!
4 soxy thoughts:
Sock Dreams, this is why you’re awesome! Thank you so much for supporting LGBT people and families in your area! My partner and I have been considering the idea of moving to Portland for several years now, and reading about things like this just makes me want to move more! We’re presently stuck in Northern California (Sacramento region) mostly due to lacking the financial resources to relocate, and honestly the culture here is just toxic. No community whatsoever. I’m off to browse through your socks. Here’s hoping I’ll get to visit your shop in person in the next several years! Thanks again for being so cool.
@Renee, aw, we hope we get to see you in a couple of years too! Hang in there, you’ll find your community (or it will find you).
Thank you, Brenna! I really appreciate the encouragement!
@renee, ♥ ♥ ♥