Signs of Acceptance is an idea that initially came from my wife, Jamie, a teacher at TC Roberson High School in south Asheville. She's the sponsor of a club focused on giving gender non-conforming students a safe space as well as promoting awareness of trans and non-binary issues. Playing off the popular "Ampersand" model of pop culture based shirts, the signs were created for for teachers at TC to let their students know that their classroom is a safe space. Rather than a lame, xeroxed print out, SOA's signs are themed in a school's colors and look and are printed on archival grade cardstock, perfect for laminating. Steve and Jamie have provided the art free of charge to schools, churches, and other agencies around the country in a digital format wherein teachers are often paying out of pocket to get the posters printed.
Funded by Asheville, NC (January 2016)