Burning to Give Back
At Pride Candle Company, we're on a mission to create great candles that make great progress. That's why we give 10% of our proceeds to organizations and projects that support the LGBTQ+ community and fight for equity and equality for all.
This quarter, we're supporting the creation of a documentary film telling the amazing story of ART and PEP. ART and PEP features the love, life, and legacy of Art Johnston and José Pepe Peña, Chicago LGBTQ+ rights pioneers and owners of the iconic queer bar Sidetrack. Learn more at artandpep.org.
Art Johnston and Pepe Peña are civil rights leaders whose life and love is a force behind LGBTQ+ equality in the heart of the country. Their iconic gay bar, Sidetrack, has helped fuel movements and create community for decades in Chicago’s queer enclave. But, behind the business and their historic activism exists a love unlike any other. The documentary film ART AND PEP tells the inspiring story of the long struggle for equality and their fight to love freely.