We all know the color purple comes from a blend of two colors mixed together, but did you know the result of mixing red and blue is also a Bisexual Pride symbol?
We took this into consideration when identifying our initial brand color because obviously there is more to the color purple than meets the eye.
Purple, being the chosen color to specifically represent bisexuality, in and of itself represents a community of inclusivity that we, here at EVENPRIME, want to achieve. In both our acne-positive mission and our goal to bring more LGBTQ+ awareness during Pride Month celebrations, our new product - Star Blemish Patches - were deliberately colored purple.
So what is the LGBTQ History Behind the Color Purple?
The bisexual flag was designed in 1988 by Michael Page with the aim of increasing visibility for the LGBTQ+ community. When creating the flag, he utilized the bisexuality symbol, which are two triangles overlapping each other. One of the triangles is a pink color while the other is blue, creating a purple tone at their intersection.
Page’s goal in designing the flag was to suggest that the pink represents same gender attraction while the blue is different gender attraction and the intersections between that would be bisexuality.
Therefore, the flag was made to gradually fade from the pink to the purple to the blue to normalize the integration of bi people into both the straight and gay/lesbian communities.
Our Purple Stars
We wanted to share this story on behalf of our founder Koh, who happens to be a proud bisexual woman, and in dedication of Pride Month. When you choose to wear one of your blemish patches, not only are you participating in our acne-positive vision, but you are also showing your support for the tumultuous history of gay rights in this country.
So, proudly share a selfie with these purple stars as a way to contribute to our celebrations during Pride Month and if you are part of LGBTQ+ community, use our Blemish Patches as a form of self-expression. Love always wins.
If you want to actively get involved in the festivities of the month, be sure to look into the resources we have compiled below.
Resources to Inspire Action
Places to Donate:
Transgender Law Center
Founded in 2002, this organization works to "change law, policy and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression."
Live out Loud
This organization offers mentorships, discussions, and community initiatives that involve the youth. In addition to panels concerning the community, they also created the Homecoming Project where LGBTQ+ role models return to their local high school to connect with the LGBTQ+ youth.
Human Rights Campaign
One of the largest Civil Rights organizations which focuses on the LGTBQ+ rights.
True Colors Fund
Founded in 2008, this nonprofit focuses on the 40 percent of LGBTQ youth that are homeless. The organization works to help LGBTQ+ youth homeless through advocacy, training and education, and youth collaboration.
National Black Justice Fund
In wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, this organization work is especially important. By tackling the intersectionality between race, gender, and sexuality, this organization stands behind black LGBTQ people.
Books to Read:
“Boy Erased” By: Garrad Conely
“The Gay Revolution” The Story of Struggle By: Lillian Faberman
“Sister Outsider” By: Audre Lorde
“Rainbow Milk” By: Paul Mendez
“The Color Purple” By: Alice Walker
“The Last Time I Wore a Dress” By: Daphne Scholinski
TV Show and Movies to Watch:
The Bisexual (Avaliable on Hulu)
Dear White People (Available on Netflix)
Elite (Available on Netflix)
Euphoria (Available on Netflix)
“Moonlight” Directed by: Barry Jenkins
“Pariah” Directed by: Dee Rees
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” Directed by: Céline Sciamma
“Tangerine” Directed by: Sean Baker