Are you attending Hop Culture’s Queer Beer Festival? Each participant gets a box of 10 beers made by — or in support of — members of the LGBTQ+ community. And on June 5th, 2021, we’ll be hosting a day of interactive digital programming, including talks, workshops, tastings, and more!

Equity, inclusivity, and justice have always been important to Hop Culture. Now, we’re thrilled to share that a portion of the proceeds from every sale of Queer Beer tickets support the Transgender Law Center.

What Is The Transgender Law Center?

Grounded in legal expertise and committed to justice, the Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the nation’s largest trans-led organization. For almost two decades, they’ve led the country in challenging the legal system to respect the dignity and humanity of transgender and gender nonconforming people. The organization advocates for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures.

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Photo courtesy of: The Transgender Law Center

In order to accomplish this goal, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies. They focus on keeping transgender and gender nonconforming people living, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

Who Started The Transgender Law Center?

The Transgender Law Center was co-founded in 2002 by Chris Daley and Dylan Vade. Over the past several years, the organization grew from a California-based project of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) into its own 501c3.

With precedent-setting litigation victories in areas including employment, prison conditions, education, immigration, and health care, TLC is now the largest trans-specific, trans-led organization fighting for liberation for the trans community in the United States.

How Does Queer Beer Help The TLC?

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As part of the Queer Beer Festival, Hop Culture and our distribution partners at Half Time Beverage will match all donations made during the festival up to $5,000. That’s an opportunity to raise at least $10,000!

Back at January’s Juicy Brews Saturday Morning Festival, we were excited to raise over $10,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and we loved working with the Last Prisoner Project as part of Juicy Brews 420. Now, we’re thrilled to team up with TLC to help promote our shared missions of inclusion, equality, and justice for all, in the craft beer community and beyond.

If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to [email protected]