Adam’s Nest, a shop in the East End of Provincetown, Massachusetts, that offers “Art, Apparel, Jewelry & Whatnot” during the “season,” may not be the first place you think of for holiday gift shopping. However, the shop also runs an online store dedicated to the company’s founding principle of operating a business “with a purpose.”
Tell Me More: We got most excited about three T-shirts in particular, all modeled here by store owner Adam Singer.
First, The AIDS Memorial Short Sleeve T-shirt supporting Housing Works [A&U, March 2018], in collaboration with The AIDS Memorial on Instagram and designer Zach Grear. $10 from each sale will be donated to Housing Works to support its fight for funding and legislation to ensure that all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, HIV prevention, and treatment, and other lifesaving services.
Next is the Pink Pussycat Short Sleeve T-shirt supporting Planned Parenthood. Designer Brian Kenny created this cheeky graphic—a Pink Pussycat shown preaching peace! Ten percent of the proceeds from the Pink Pussycat T-shirt support the valuable work of Planned Parenthood, which is often the only source for HIV testing available in places such as rural Indiana and Texas.
And finally, with a nod to famed soft-core physique photographer and publisher Bob Mizer, The Bob Mizer Foundation and Adam’s Nest celebrate the relaunch of Physique Pictorial magazine with this tee featuring one of PP’s iconic “sailor” covers. Twenty-five percent of proceeds from the sale of these tees will be donated to the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod (ASGCC), www.asgcc.org.
How Much: Each of these T-shirts sells for $30.
How to Order: Log onto https://adamsnest.com any time for the store’s full catalogue and information on all the charities that Adam’s Nest’s sales benefit.
Who Benefits: Adam’s Nest gives monthly to GLAAD, the Trevor Project and Real Justice PAC and a variety of causes and individuals throughout the year. They sell a number of items with at least ten percent of the proceeds earmarked specifically for the following organizations: the Dream Corps, the Indivisible Fund, the ACLU, the Ali Forney Center, Gays Against Guns, Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood and the Rainbow Railroad. The items for sale in the collection indicate the respective charity that they support.
—Reporting by Hank Trout
Hank Trout, Editor at Large, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a thirty-eight-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his fiancé Rick. Follow him on Twitter @HankTroutWriter.