Pandemic T-Shirts Raise Funds

Pandemic T-Shirts Support AIDS Support Group Cape Cod & Others

“Mask for Mask” design by Hugh Elliott

Adam’s Nest, the gay-owned and -operated clothing and tchotchke shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts, now offers “Mask for Mask” t-shirts, reminding us with a playful spin on a hookup phrase that during this time of pandemic that “we must remember to wear masks to protect ourselves and others.”

The t-shirt, featuring a drawing of a rugged flat-topped guy wearing a bright red nose-and-mouth mask, was designed by artist Hugh Elliott, a Southern California artist (and long-term HIV survivor) who also designed the popular AIDS Memorial t-shirt supporting SAGE. The t-shirt is made of 100% prewashed white cotton and has the Adam’s Nest logo at the back neck. Ten percent of the $30.00 purchase price will go to AIDS Support Group Cape Cod (ASGCC), serving the community through prevention, education and life-sustaining services that address public health crises to build healthy communities across the Cape and Islands.

Another t-shirt offered is “Soap on a Rope,” depicting a pair of praying hands lathering up, a reminder that we must wash our hands thoroughly and often! Best of all, 100% of net proceeds from the $30.00 purchase price support Meals on Wheels, No Kid Hungry, the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund; National Domestic Workers Alliance, and One Fair Wage Emergency Fund.

Founded by Adam Singer in 2016, Adam’s Nest has a solid reputation for operating a business with “purpose.” The company gives monthly to GLAAD and the Trevor Project and regularly supports a variety of causes and individuals throughout the year. A number of items for sale generate proceeds for the following organizations: the Dream Corps, the Indivisible Civics, the ACLU, the Ali Forney Center, The Audre Lorde Project, Gays Against Guns, Greenpeace, Planned Parenthood, RAICES, and Rainbow Railroad.

The pandemic t-shirts and much more can be found at

—Reporting by Hank Trout

Hank Trout, Senior Editor, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a forty-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Rick. Follow him on Twitter @HankTroutWriter.