Flush It Friday: Buy Music for Justice
As many of you know, today, Bandcamp, our favorite digital music marketplace, is donating all profits to the Transgender Law Center. Many toileteers have been saving up their pennies to support a worthy cause, and we’d like to join Bandcamp in promoting equality for all. In this, our Friday for Flushing, we’re indulging our consumer whoredom for the greater good. Get in here and tell us what you’re buying.
Bandcamp’s explanation as to why they’re donating their profits, and why they as a company feel it is right to do so, is well worth your time to read.
Bandcamp is a platform for artistic expression, and all manner of variance in experience and identity, including gender and sexuality, is welcome here. We support our LGBT+ users and staff, and we stand against any person or group that would see them further marginalized. This includes the current U.S. administration, and its recent capricious declaration that transgender troops will no longer be able to serve in the military. That this announcement was motivated in part to help fund the border wall exposes it as part of the administration’s cynical, discriminatory agenda.
In response, we will be donating 100% of our share of every sale today, August 4th (from midnight to midnight Pacific Time) to the Transgender Law Center, a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to change law, policy, and culture for the more equitable. TLC does critical policy advocacy and litigation on multiple fronts, fights for healthcare for trans veterans, defends incarcerated trans people from abuse in prisons and detention centers, supports trans immigrants, and helps trans youth tell their stories and build communities.
When an Executive Order was issued earlier this year barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States, we held a wildly successful fundraiser for the ACLU. We hope you’ll join us in now doing the same in support of trans rights. To participate as a fan, simply purchase music through Bandcamp today and we’ll donate our share of the sale to TLC. To participate as an artist or label, send some or all of your share of today’s sales directly to TLC here, and let us know your plan in the comments below so that we can help spread the word. Since our announcement, over 200 bands and labels have joined us in donating their share of proceeds to TLC. You can see that list here.
Digging a little deeper into the list of bands and labels also offering their own cut to the TLC, you’ll see several familiar names and friends of the Toilet.
- A Sound of Thunder
- Deathwish Records
- Grotesque Organ Defilement
- Immortal Bird
- Lich King
- Psychic Teens
There’s no Weekly Wipe today. Instead, share what you’re buying in the comments. As for me, I’m sending a birthday gift to our sweet pal Smohlg and helping fight the good fight with a little Author & Punisher.
Happy Friday, y’all!