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JOAN JETT BLAKK BENEFIT SHIRTS

$35.00

In the 1990s, Joan Jett Blakk (Terence Smith) ran four political campaigns, twice for mayor (Chicago and San Francisco, respectively) and twice for president on the Queer Nation Party ticket. A radical black drag queen with a staunch, activist agenda, Blakk’s campaigns increased the visibility of and political potential for marginalized voices in the political arena. Recently, Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight) penned a play about Blakk’s activism, but Terence Smith, the play’s subject, finds himself facing the harsh realities of San Francisco’s housing crisis. He’s presently homeless.

Bolstering a recent GoFundMe and hot on the heels of Blakk’s Queer |Art Prize for Sustained Achievement, we’re bringing photographer Marc Geller’s iconic 1995 campaign poster back into circulation with an officially licensed, limited line of tees. 100% of the proceeds benefit Terence Smith and his search for housing.