June 28, 2019

Contact: Shannon Minter – 415-624-6071; Email sminter@nclrights.org


(New York City, NY) Antoni Porowski has collaborated with the Born Perfect campaign to end conversion therapy on a limited edition Pride T-Shirt, designed by artist James Concannon,  celebrating the 50th  Anniversary of Stonewall.

The T-Shirt, which highlights some of the heroes who have paved the way for all of us, is available only through The Village Den website at www.thevillageden.com/born-perfect-tshirt and in store.  All proceeds go directly to support Born Perfect’s work to protect LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy.

Statement by Antoni Porowski:

“I’m proud to have collaborated on the creation of this T-shirt for Born Perfect, because I want every kid to know that they are exactly that. Our mission is simple: Ensure that our children can express themselves freely and live as their truest selves.”

Statement by Mathew Shurka, conversion therapy survivor and Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of Born Perfect:

“Fifty years after Stonewall, we have accomplished so much, and yet much of the world still does not understand or support LGBTQ people.  We are so grateful to Antoni and James for this memorable T-shirt and for their unwavering support for LGBTQ youth.  This is an incredible way to support our work to end this life-threatening practice and end a message of love and support to all queer people.”

Born Perfect is leading the national campaign to pass laws protecting LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy.  To date, 18 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 50 municipalities have enacted these protections.


Born Perfect is a survivor-led campaign to end conversion therapy created by The National Center for Lesbian Rights, a national legal organization committed to advancing the human and civil rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through litigation, public policy advocacy, and public educationBornperfect.org