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Fabulous Marines

We are a team of artists who have banded together in honor of Pride Month to raise money for The Trevor Project.

In the past two years we've raised over $31k for the cause.

We invite you to paint along with us and spread the word! #FabulousMarines2023

Paint With Us and Spread the Love

This June we’d love to see what you come up with! This is a community event, after all, and everyone is invited to participate and promote inclusivity in the hobby space.

The prompt is to grab a space marine, any space marine, and paint/mod them to be ready for a pride parade.

Get ready to join us in June 2023!

Volunteers Wanted!

Do you have some spare time or resources to contribute towards greasing the wheels behind the scenes?

Volunteer Information

Does It Have To Be A Games Workshop Model?

Nope! Although the event is named Fabulous Marines, many models can be made fabulous. Generic fantasy knights, sassy nurglings, doggos, and more are all welcome to join the virtual pride parade.

The event originally got its name during community discussions about promoting inclusivity in the wargaming community, and the name stuck.

What about the Weapons?

Since our marines will be prancing down the digital pride parade, you are encouraged to make their weapons a bit less threatening and more fun.

Here are some ideas for stylizing or converting your weapons:

  • Guns: confetti canons, bubble gun, silly string shooter, bedazzled, nerf guns
  • Swords: rainbow power swords, glow sticks, light sabers, wands, flags, canes

Any rules or etiquette?

Other than adhering to TOS, we ask that you be mindful of the words you choose when promoting the event. We're doing our best to make this a positive experience, so please avoid starting a fight with people who don't share our views. If you have someone trying to pick a fight, don't engage them. Feel free to delete hateful comments or block people.

A phrase we've always found helpful to tell people: “We don't do that here"

It isn't confrontational, and simply sets rules and boundaries. If they push back in defense, the easiest response is "Sure, but we don't do that here." Remember that there's power in your words. We set examples for others in a hundred different ways in every interaction. Make it a positive one!

Can I Participate As An Ally?

Our allies are encouraged to participate - we need your support to make/prove the wargaming and mini painting communities can be safe spaces for LGBTQIA+.

A united community makes the strongest impact.

How Does This Work?

We are primarily raising money through StreamLabs Charity launch and YouTube Giving launch. Some of our artists are auctioning their work via eBay Charity launch. By utilizing these platforms, it assures everyone that every last cent goes directly towards The Trevor Project.

Registration for content creators who wish to officially participate in the 2023 fundraiser will open in March.

Why We're Doing This

The Trevor Project is a charity near and dear to our hearts for a variety of reasons. For one, they are one of the top rated non-profit organizations in the LGBTQIA+ community. They’ve fostered trust and support from the community over a number of years.

Many of Fabulous Marines participants wish they had a resource like The Trevor Project when they were growing up and figuring things out. We understand the importance of helping people with feeling accepted and offering guidance during the turmoil of figuring things out about themselves and their relationships with others.

Additionally, we know the value of having resources available to help understand how best to support loved ones. We believe education on the topics of sexualities and genders is necessary for the entirety of the community as a whole, allies and LGBTQIA+ folks alike.


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