It Gets Better: Google Employees

It’s sad that although we live in the year 2010, there still are people who are intolerant of people who are different. African Americans fought for freedom, females fought for the right to vote and the gay community are still fighting for equal rights. A few months ago, Hawaii had the chance to pass a bill that would have recognized civil unions, which would in effect give gay couples the same rights that are afforded to married couples.

Hawaii’s Governor, Linda Lingle, vetoed the bill.

Employees at Google recently got together and put together a little video to lend their hand in support of the gay community, especially the younger demographic. We all know that growing up and especially during the high school years can be very challenging. Kids are mean. However, the idea that “it gets better” is one that is conveyed in the video.

It’s 2010, people. Gay people should not have to wait for a bill to be passed to have the same rights that are given to heterosexual married couples. It’s 2010, we shouldn’t have to make messages telling people that things will get better – it should be better. Stop the hate. Be more tolerant. Most importantly, be respectful of other people.

Having said that, there were a couple of pretty cool T-Shirts in the video! Check it out.

You want that Google Android Pride T-Shirt? You can pick it up from the Google Store for $17.70.

“We’ve got to dispel this myth that bullying is just a normal rite of passage, that it’s just some inevitable part of growing up … I don’t know what it’s like to grow up being picked on because you’re gay, but I do know what it’s like to grow up feeling that sometimes you don’t belong. It’s tough.” -President Obama

For more information, please visit:

It Gets Better
The Trevor Project: 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth. You can also call 866-488-7386.

Weekly Recap and Linkology | June 27, 2010

Around This Blog:

Lot’s of exciting stuff around this blog this week, including two new episodes of Co-Tee TV! In Episode 68 I featured Dead Bury Dead and in Episode 69 I featured Stay Vocal.

This past week was the first for what will hopefully be many more Diary of a T-Shirt Intern columns by our friend Bo of Loving This Tee! Some of you may know that Bo is the new intern at Tilteed and she’ll be documenting her adventures as an intern her every week!

Bo Screen Printing

Did you see the new goods from GAMA-GO released this past week? How about the latest batch of Johnny Cupcakes goodness?

Tower de Force

Soup Can

T-Shirt Blogging Friends:

Have you voted for CotyGonzales.com yet over at T-ShirtBlo.gs? I’m currently ranked #4 so please help me out by giving a vote of 5 stars! Virtual hugs, kisses and high fives will be dispersed appropriately!

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I love Grab Bags! This time, Seibei gets in on the Grab Bag ($13) action! Pick up great tees and get free stuff thrown in with your order! I love a good mystery. Via Seibei

Seibei Grab Bag

So I hear this Vuvuzela thing is causing an annoyance at the World Cup. Via Pop Culture Tees.

Vuvuzela

Another nice find from Andy of Hide Your Arms. I love the strip of yellow and simple typography. Via Hide Your Arms.

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Our friend Micah from ATShirtBlog recently redesigned his blog – it looks sexy and runs completely on Posterous. While there, I spotted this very straight forward shirt – love it! Via ATShirtBlog.

Some People Are Gay. Get Over It.

Other Coty Links:

Watch as this puppet learns how to use the iPhone 4 FaceTime technology … with an Apple Employee on the other end of the phone call. Via SwipeTap.

The Japanese always do things with an extra 25% of cool. Via TumblrTrends.

For those of you planning for a day of thievery, mischief, and random violations of the law. It’s the Mugshot Shirt from Despair, Inc. Via FailShirt.

The Mugshot T-Shirt

Threadless News:

This weeks Threadless Pick of The Week goes to the very edgy, by Threadless standards anyway, Estocde by Victor Calahan.

Estocade? by victor calahan

Estocade? by victor calahan

If you enjoyed the 76 Threadless Designs from Sketch To Print post then you will definitely be interested to know that the Threadless community has just released a Sketchbook containing classic Threadless designs.

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Gay By Birth, Proud By Choice and Always Awesome

Out friends over at Made With Awesome recently posted a few photos from their recent adventures at the Pride Day Festival at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. In fact, that’s were they released their latest T-Shirt design, the very colorful, Gay By Birth Proud By Choice tee. The shirt is printed on Gildan 100% Cotton Ringspun Tee , but the excited part really is the “rainbow color” effect shown in the preview image. The effect is created by mixing inks during the screen printing process so that every shirt is unique. Cool! The shirt should be available on the Made With Awesome website for purchase real soon, so keep your open for them.

Below you’ll also find some image sof the Made With Awesome team, Roni Lagin and Evan Ferstenfeld at the Pride Day Festival, sporting their sexy Made With Awesome threads. And at the very, very, very bottom of the post you’ll see the latest Made With Awesome print, it’s called Historical Superheroes and it is … pure awesome. Here’s your task, figure out all five superheroes! Historical Superheroes is available now from Made With Awesome for $15.

Gay By Birth Proud By Choice Made With Awesome

Made With Awesome

Made With Awesome

Made With Awesome

Superheroes