Unity Skateboarding, based in Oakland, California, is a project that supports and celebrates all queer and transgender people in skateboarding. And, according to founder Jeffrey Chung, it all started because he met one other queer person who skates. The need was that great, and REAL is getting involved to push the message even further making Unity the brand’s latest “Actions Realized” initiative.
Unity creates inclusive and welcoming spaces for them to come together in the Bay Area and beyond (a program of queer skate days was started in Santa Cruz recently, inspired by Unity’s work). A portion of the proceeds from the REAL x Unity Actions realized board will go directly to the Transgender Law Center—a national trans-led organization—to support their continued efforts advocating self-determination for all people so they can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. Now doesn’t that feel good to see skaters supporting skaters?
Learn more about Unity x REAL Actions realized here.