WBCB’s Courtney Fegley contributed to this post.
Yardley Tattoo on South Main Street is selling their original “Love Wins” T-shirts in support of their 2021 Pride Campaign.
Owners Max and Lisa Edward recently opened their shop back in May and wanted to get involved in the community. With Pride Month around the corner, the couple decided it was the perfect time to show support for LGBTQ+ youth by teaming up with Rainbow Room.
The Rainbow Room in Doylestown is a free youth center for LGBTQ+ youth in Bucks County and is “mainly a safe space where you can go, you can be comfortable, and you can learn,” said Lisa Edward.
The organization holds meetings for LGBTQ+ youth and their allies between the ages of 14 and 21 years old along with a plethora of educational programs and events, including a free prom for high school students in the area. Lisa fell in love with the LGBTQ+ friendly prom and wanted to give back to the organization.
“To sit back and actually realize that not everyone feels comfortable going to their own prom because of how they’re going to be viewed, bullied, or treated, or even restrictions on the date they can bring is a sad reality,” said Edward.
The aftermath of COVID-19 left Rainbow Room in need of financial support in order to continue their efforts in supporting LGBTQ+ youth in Bucks County. Net proceeds from Max Edward’s originally designed “Love Wins” Pride Campaign shirts will be donated to the Rainbow Room so they can continue helping and educating LGBTQ+ youth in Bucks County.
“You can’t always fight your own fight,” Edward said. “We want it to be known that we’re inclusive, and everyone should be comfortable at Yardley Tattoo.”
Max and Lisa Edward lived in New York and New Jersey before settling down in Yardley Borough and opening Yardley Tattoo.
They both worked at Music Choice where Max was a Creative Director and Lisa was a Producer and Editor. Max left Music Choice as well and opened Yardley Tattoo to take his artistic talents in a new direction.
Lisa is the two-time recipient of the 2014 Sports Emmy Award as an Associate Producer on the E:60’s “Dream On: Stories of Boston’s Strongest.” She currently works as a Producer and Production Manager for hsc.tv and works behind the scenes at the tattoo shop.
Find the shop on Facebook and Instagram @yardleytattoo and on the web at yardleytattoo.com where their “Love Wins” shirts along with other T-shirts are sold.