CHARITY DRAWING EVENT
We are excited to announce that we are holding a charitable drawing to benefit the Transgender Law Center, a trans-led organization located in Oakland that works towards challenging the legal system to respect the dignity and humanity of transgender and gender nonconforming people.
A list of prizes donated by our wonderful participating brands will be posted soon!
We have two methods of entry for our charitable drawing: 1) you can provide proof of donation to the Transgender Law Center, or 2) share Bay Area Kei’s Instagram Trans & Nonbinary J-Fashion Allyship post. No monetary purchase is necessary to enter or win the drawing.
Submissions are open! Regardless of the entry method you choose, all entries must be submitted no later than February 7th, 2021 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST.
Winners will be chosen via random drawing. We will be announcing our randomly selected winners during the Closing Ceremony on February 7th, so be sure to tune in!
Please note that the drawing is only open to United States residents. It is not open to residents of Alabama, Hawaii, Kansas, New Jersey, and Utah, in compliance with applicable state laws.
1. Make a Qualifying Donation of $10 or More to the Transgender Law Center
You can obtain one (1) entry to the drawing by making a donation of $10 or more to the Transgender Law Center. You can donate here. After you’ve donated, upload a screenshot of your donation the form below.
The Transgender Law Center is a non-profit organization that changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We have chosen to support them for this event in order to show support for a local organization that focuses on trans issues. You can learn more about Transgender Law Center at their website.
While we encourage larger donations, you can only obtain one (1) entry by donating, regardless of the size of your donation. Additional or larger donations do not qualify as additional entries. In addition, direct donations to Bay Area Kei are not accepted, and will be immediately refunded. We ask that all participants donate money straight to Transgender Law Center via their website, which can be found here.
2. Share Bay Area Kei’s Trans & Nonbinary J-Fashion Allyship Post
Even if you can’t donate, you can obtain one (1) entry by sharing Bay Area Kei’s social media post to help the trans and gender-nonconforming members of the J-fashion community feel more comfortable and welcome in our community.
To enter by this method, you must:
Follow @bayareakei on Instagram.
Like the post, and tag a friend in the comments.
Repost the post to your main Instagram feed (not your stories!), and tag @bayareakei so we can see it!
Fill out the drawing entry form linked below with a URL to your completed Instagram post. Your profile must be publicly viewable!
You must leave the post up and follow @bayareakei until Garnet Gateau ends on February 7th to be eligible for the drawing!
Once you’ve completed any of the above items, link us to either a screencap of your donation or your repost of the social media image in the entry form!
You will receive one entry for each completed action, for a maximum of two (2) entries. Please submit an entry form for each individual entry. If you have already submitted an entry for our Social Mixer registration, you DO NOT need to re-submit via this form.
Entries not submitted via either this form or the Social Mixer registration form will not be considered for the drawing.
No matter which method you choose, the deadline to enter is February 7th, 2021 at 4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST. We’ll announce all winners at our closing ceremony on February 7th, 2020.
TRANS & NONBINARY J-FASHION ALLYSHIP
For this event, Bay Area Kei is holding a charity drawing to benefit the Transgender Law Center, a trans-led organization located in Oakland that works towards challenging the legal system to respect the dignity and humanity of transgender and gender nonconforming people. One of the ways to participate in the charity drawing is by donating to our recommended beneficiary, the Transgender Law Center. Another way you can qualify for the charity drawing is by reposting our Trans & Nonbinary J-Fashion Allyship Post on Instagram.
In order to qualify for this entry method, please fulfil all the following items:
Follow @bayareakei on Instagram.
Like our Instagram post, and tag a friend in the comments.
Repost to your main Instagram feed (not your stories!), and tag @bayareakei so we can see it!
Fill out the drawing entry form with a link to your completed post.
Please see below for a text version of the post:
The J-fashion community includes members who identify as trans, genderfluid, or nonbinary, or fall elsewhere on the gender spectrum. Here are some tips on how to make your fellow community members feel welcome in the fashion:
NORMALIZE ASKING FOR PRONOUNS
If you are unsure if what pronouns someone uses - ask! If you do not want to publicly call them out during a meet, ask them in private. Do not ask for “preferred pronouns” - instead, just ask them what pronouns they use. Introduce yourself with your own pronouns when meeting new members of the community.
SPEAK UP FOR YOUR COMM MEMBERS
If you are in a group setting and hear a comm member referred to by the incorrect pronouns, gently remind the speaker of the correct pronouns to use.
USE NON-GENDERED LANGUAGE
...when referring to your community! There are many gender-neutral terms you can use when addressing your comm. Consider - friends, pals, frillies, rufflebutts, J-fashionistas, etc.