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Matthew’s Place

8 Pride-Themed Stocking Stuffers You Need to Add to Your Christmas List

By Judy Bokao

The #EraseHate campaign was launched by The Matthew Shepard Foundation to inspire people to be kinder and to combat the relentless hate that has divided communities. It is a reminder to choose love over hate and make the world a better place.

The money collected from the sales of this merchandise goes to the Foundation and helps to raise awareness on the issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community and empower their voices. Here are some of the must-have items from the catalog to add to your Christmas list.

You can order any of the items below .

Contemporary Erase Hate T-shirt

This amazing unisex t-shirt comes with the Contemporary Erase Hate logo. It comes in three colours namely Purple, Charcoal Gray and Royal Blue. The t-shirts are made from soft cotton and are available in sizes XS-4XL.

Contemporary Erase Hate Beanie

It is the cold season and it is time to rock cool beanies so why not one that sends a powerful message while you are at it? This beanie has the Contemporary Erase Hate logo embroidered on the front. It is lined with fleece to ensure extra warmth. It comes in a cool grey and in a size that fits most adults.

Sunburst Erase Hate Infant Onesie

This is probably the cutest and most adorable thing on the #EraseHate campaign. Of course, it has the Contemporary Erase Hate logo, it is never too early to teach kids about activism. It comes in Heather Gray and sizes are from 6–18 months.

Contemporary Erase Hate Zippered Tote Bag

We all need accessories to complete our look so why not do it in style? This Zippered Tote Bag is made from durable polyester and is big enough to carry books or use while running a few errands here and there. It measures 16" H x 19" W x 5 1/2", has the Contemporary Erase Hate logo and comes in white with a purple stripe at the top and bottom.

Erase Hate Wristbands

Wristbands are a great way to accessories, people always love a good accessory especially if it helps create awareness for a good cause. The erase hate wristbands come in purple and are embossed with “Erase Hate” and the MSF website.

Distressed Erase Hate Face Mask

We may be over the pandemic era but given that it is the winter season there are also a lot of flu cases going around. It is better to have a face mask while going out and about. This face mask comes in purple and is made from 2-ply polyester. It has a filter pocket for added protection and is washable so you can reuse it. It also has an adjustable drawstring to allow adjustments and comes in all sizes for people aged 10+

MSF Pronoun Button

We are currently in a world where there is more acceptance and that is a good thing. These pronoun buttons are the best way to let people know your gender without the uncomfortable question and avoid being misgendered. The MSF buttons come in all gender pronouns and ‘Ask me about my pronouns.’

Signed paperback copy of “The Meaning of Matthew”

This is a book written by Judy Shepard honouring the memories of her beloved son Matthew Shepard. In it, she talks about the impact of the hate crime that led to Matthew’s death and the struggle to find justice in a broken legal system. It also tells the tales of finding comfort in the messages of support from people across the world and how everything has shaped their life. It is a must-read book.

About the Author:

Judy Bokao was born in Ethiopia but relocated to Nairobi two years ago. She is passionate about everyone having equal rights and is also big on conservation and speaking up for our planet. Judy loves reading and photography and is just a free-spirited young lady trying to grow into a woman her mom can be proud of.

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Matthew’s Place is by and for LGBTQ+ youth and a program of the Matthew Shepard Foundation l #EraseHate

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