Each year in June Antwerp becomes a true rainbow city thanks to Antwerp Pride. Not so parade-focused as other gay festivals, Antwerp Pride takes over the entire city for a four-day extravaganza. There are special activities in clubs, restaurants, cafés and even galleries and museums.
In 2010 DAA created a one of a kind Antwerp Pride organic cotton T-shirt, with the help of graphic designer Paul Snowden (www.paul-snowden.com). The organic cotton, sexily fitted tee is now being sold online and features an inside-out print of the slogan 'Wrap it up before you fuck it up', a line that was also used by DAA's director Ninette Murk in her speech at the opening ceremony of Antwerp Pride (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_jM330KS88). The T-shirt has a hidden pocket at the back, perfect to put some condoms in on a night out- it's always better to be prepared, than to be sorry afterwards!
Did you visit Antwerp Pride but forgot to take home a souvenir? No worries: just buy one of the ‘Wrap it up before you fuck it up' tees online here. Both male and female tees are available for only 20 € plus shipping. Available in sizes XS - L for women and XS - XL for men. By buying this shirt you not only spread the word, but you also support our International HIV/AIDS Awareness Education Center. We also still have a few regular 'Wrap It Up Before You Fuck It Up' T-shirts in this style for sale (without 'Antwerp Pride' on the back and with the print all over for girls -as seen on the lovely photo- and with the one slogan for boys), just let us know in your order which one you prefer.
If you're interested in buying a T-shirt, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your size, F or M and your address. Once we receive your payment (preferably via Paypal), the T-shirt will be sent to you. And yes, we do overseas shipments too!
The Antwerp Pride logo on the back of the T-shirts.
And last but not least, the name of New Zealand T-shirt designer Paul Snowden, hiding an inside pocket that's perfect to hold a condom- or 3;-)!
Photographed by Michael James O'Brien