Featured Artist: Helen Tseng
She created two original designs for Wear it OUT’s permanent collection. Here’s what she had to say about the meaning behind her work:
Legalize Love: It’s about time we legalized love for all. With the Democratic Party officially supporting same-sex marriage for the first time in history, we are closer than ever to equality at the federal level! This design was carefully hand-lettered into the shape of a heart.
LOVE: Bright neons on black, like city lights and wild nights out. Inspired by Robert Indiana’s LOVE sculptures, the pink triangle, the Human Rights Campaign equal sign logo, and of course, the rainbow.
Helen chose to support the San Francisco LGBTQ Community Center and The Human Rights Campaign with the proceeds from sales of her designs.
Equality is important to Helen. She says:
This cause is very close and true to my heart, affecting so many of my friends, roommates, and colleagues. The fact that this country can deny rights to its citizens based on who they love is unconstitutional and fundamentally un-American.