N2N Bodywear – Randy Collection the Inspiration
There are so many different stories on how underwear/swimwear I have been privy to so many different stories over the years. I makes me super happy to have brands share their inspiration for a collection. I’m glad N2N Bodywear is sharing why they called this collection the Randy collection. This is the perfect collection for Pride Month.
Here is what N2N Bodywear says:
In honor of Randy Wicker, an LGBTQ activist whose lifetime of activism began in the 1950s. Randy always wore a crisp black suit and white shirt when in public. The staid fashion choice went hand-in-hand with the work Wicker did with the Mattachine Society, which he joined in 1958 when he was 20 years old. The Mattachine Society—considered one of the earliest gay activist groups in U.S. history—had already existed for nearly a decade at that point, and its work in advocating for equal civil rights for gay people predated the Stonewall Uprising in New York City by nearly 20 years. Many people understand the protests at the Stonewall Inn as the effective start of the LGBTQ rights movement—and while that 1969 protest signaled an expansive shift in the movement, it was hardly the beginning. For more about Randy and his activism, click HERE
If you are gay and aren’t aware of what Stonewall or the Mattachine Society is, definitely go check out who they are! This is timely because I just finished the book “The Deviant’s War: The Homosexuals Vs. The United States.” It’s about Frank Kameny and his fight for security clearance in the US. It also details his rise as the leader of the Mattachine Society President of DC.
I am so glad Andrew created this collection with a tie to the past and the fight for equality. It’s great to see how far we have come but we still have a long way to go! Thanks Andrew.