Andrew Garfield wore a trans flag pin to the GLAAD Awards and his fans are obsessed
Andrew Garfield wore a trans Pride flag pin to the GLAAD Awards and fans are obsessed.
The actor, who was presenting an award, paired his blue suit with an “&” symbol pin in the trans flag colours. #LGBwiththeT is often trending on Twitter as groups seek to divide trans people from the LGBT+ community.
The pin gained attention on Twitter after a fan posted a picture of Garfield at the award ceremony.
It was captioned: “IS THAT A TRANS PIN”, and it’s since received more than 100,000 likes and plenty of comments.
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One Twitter user responded: “Spider-Man says Trans rights.”
Other comments raved about the actor, saying “I stan a good man” and “I couldn’t love this man more”.
Somebody else wrote, “no cops at pride just him”, which received the reply, “The only blue we need at pride is the suit he’s wearing in that picture”.
Others were skeptical, suggesting that wearing a pin is the “bare minimum” cis celebrities can do.
One person wrote, “the bar is in hell” and another said, “I have trans pins too where’s my hundred thousand likes”.
Fans can get their hands on the official GLAAD pin by donating at least $25 to the organisation at donate.glaad.org.
The donation will help “critical culture-changing work that yields hard-hitting results” and take a stand against discrimination.
Andrew Garfield attended the awards ceremony to present his tick, tick… Boom! co-star, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez with the Stephen F. Kolzak award.
The award is given to an openly LGBTQI member of the entertainment or media community for their work toward eliminating homophobia.
While presenting the award, Garfield said: “Through her art and her heart – and what a heart I don’t know anyone with a bigger heart than Mj – Michaela Jaé is making sure the world respects black women, Latina women and all women as we should.
“In a moment of reckoning for our industry, she is leading the charge to create and produce stories centered on LGBTQ lives and experiences, particularly those of trans women of color. She reminds us that you can’t just say you’re an ally, ally ship means action.”
Rodriguez, who recently made history as the first trans actor to win a Golden Globe, thanked GLAAD in her acceptance speech “for elevating and celebrating the voices of trans and non-binary people.”
“This moment isn’t about me, it’s about each and every last one of us,” she added.
Get a trans flag pin like Andrew Garfield’s
If you want to rep a trans flag pin like Andrew Garfield, then there’s others you can buy that have been designed by LGBT+, independent artists.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best, with profits going to charities including Mermaids and Terrence Higgins Trust.
This classic-style pin of the trans Pride flag is from Gay Pride Shop UK. 15 percent off their profits from their website and Etsy store are shared with three LGBT+ charities, Mermaids, Albert Kennedy Trust and The George House Trust. This pin is priced at £5 and you can buy it here.
This trans flag pin has been created by LGBT+ store, Rainbow and Co UK. It’s priced at £4.49 and you can buy it on Esty here. The independent artist donates 10 percent of profits to LGBT+ organisations every quarter, including Mermaids, Gendered Intelligence, Biscuit, Bi Survivors Network and Terrence Higgins Trust.
This mini trans flag pin has been created by The Pin Prick. The LGBT-ran store sells subtle and minimalist Pride accessories featuring the different flag designs, including pins. This one is available for £7.99 and you can get it on Etsy here.