Buttons are available!

Hi Folks,

Buttons are now available! We’ve elected to make them available directly through our manufacturer, aka Organizer J, at buttonbutton.bigcartel.com.

You can order in a variety of quantities so you can supply yourself, your friends, or your whole organization. Button up!

58 thoughts on “Buttons are available!”

  1. I’m a lesbian and my fiance and my best friend are trans I raised my children not to see gender I would start this button with pride so soul woulfd my children

    1. Thank u….not many people, especially around NC, are this nice….I appreciate u and your fiance and applaud u for educating your children to the trans community already as well….thanks from a trans man in NC, lol ~Jake

  2. Can you tell me how quickly you can ship (and when I could expect to receive) an order of 20 “I’ll Go With You” buttons, if I were to place an order on Tuesday morning, April 28?

    1. Hi Karen,
      Please use the contact info on the buttonbutton site for questions about ordering and shipping. The button maker is a lone person working by hand so lead times vary based on the number and size of orders in her queue.

  3. hi, this is absolutely great, of course (transgender myself), but how will we make sure the ones wearing the buttons are not actually harrassers themselves?? how does it work? thank you. best.

    1. Hi Zey, I believe you’ve gotten a response on other platforms, but for others: short answer is we can’t be sure, but it’s doubtful that a harasser would WANT to wear a button with a trans flag on it. That said, we’re always going to advocate for taking care of yourself and using the same caution you’d use with any person you go up to. If you get a bad vibe, trust it.

  4. Hi!
    I think this project is absolutely amazing, and I really want to be a part of it. Do you think you will start shipping to Denmark as well?

  5. Ordered mine! I’m a minister and am offering them to people in my congregation. Sometimes they want to know what they can do next for LGBT rights, and “safety for trans people” is always top on my list. Thanks for this playful yet powerful project!

    1. I always love hearing about churches or church groups who support the LGBTQ community! It gives me hope for Christianity in this country. :) I identify as an agnostic but am exploring Christianity, and Christians who oppose LGBTQ equality are one of my biggest deterrents. I try to remember that Christianity is about a relationship with Jesus and not the people who use His name to spread hate.

  6. Hi!
    International shipping is great – payment via credit card not so much. Could you maybe work something out with the manufacturer so we have other options? I’d like to help but don’t have a credit card…

    1. This comes up a lot and unfortunately we can’t afford the fees on other forms of payment so it’s not likely to happen in the near future. Our current best suggestion is to get a friend with a CC to buy some and pay them back.

      1. What about PayPal? It’s sort of cheating but if the manufacturer is one person working under the table then perhaps we could send it as money to a friend or as a gift, and then there’s no fees. Alternatively, if they can provide an email address we can do e-transfers to via our online banking, there shouldn’t be any fees for that; I’ve sent money between both CIBC and BMO in Canada and there aren’t any fees with either.

        I do have a credit card but I’m not comfortable giving the number out; either of these options would get around that (and be usable for people who don’t have one but who do have online-accessible bank accounts).

        1. –Actually, just putting in my order and I see PAYPAL IS AN OPTION, guys! :D This is great because you do *not* need a credit card to sign up with PayPal, just a bank account (which just takes a few days to do instead of being immediate).

          So if you want to order buttons and do not have a credit card, use PayPal instead!

          Thanks for the option, guys! :D

  7. How would you feel about people making their own buttons, using your logo? Asking, because we have access to a button making machine. I.e., we buy the printed pages from you. Thanks for your time.

    1. Hi Peggy. We can’t provide materials for you to make buttons, unfortunately, but we won’t stop you making your own. We do strongly prefer that you not sell them, and if you do that you only cover your costs and/or donate any profit to trans charities like TransLifeline.

      1. Thank you. I am cis, and and working with some friends on a Trans float for the Pride parade in Palm Springs… we’re all in this life together!

  8. I found your site via Facebook and would love to be a part of it. Please let me know how to obtain a button for Michigan and where to order them from. I would be more than happy to help, and working in a super market think it’s a great idea!

  9. Hello, My name is Morgan Cameli. I am the president of the Gay Straight Alliance at my high school, and I was inquiring to see if you would be willing to donate some of your buttons to a very under funded club. We strive to make our school a safer place for all LGBTQIA+ people, and I feel these would help. Thank you so much for your time in reading this, and for your consideration.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

  10. These should have opportunities for free buttons. Many times people want to help but either can’t afford the buttons or don’t have a credit card to purchase one. Myself for example… I don’t have a credit card, and therefore cannot purchase a button. But I would love nothing more than to join this project and help, considering I live in NY, an area with a lot of transgender people, I think I could really make a difference. But because I can’t buy a button… No one will ever know. You’d think they would send these out to anyone willing to make a difference. The more the merrier.

    1. We aren’t a formal organization, so we don’t have any money and don’t take donations. Making and shipping buttons costs time and money, so we can’t do it for free, sadly. However, there are many, many people in the world now who have bought far more than they can wear by themselves, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you see them available for free or donation at pride events and other places queer and trans folks hang out. Or, get a couple friends together (at least one of whom has a CC), and go in together on a pack of 5 or 10.

  11. would it be okay to make our own buttons? we have a button maker, but limited money. we would always reference your project… what do you think?

    1. Hi Liz,
      we sell the buttons at cost and we’d really prefer you get them through us, but we aren’t going to come hunt you down if you make your own either. We do, however, ask that you do not sell any that you make.

  12. A note that should perhaps be added to the What To do list:
    The trans people in my life suggest that if you are wearing one of these buttons, and a trans person asks you to accompany them, the first thing you should do it take off the button to avoid outing the person you are accompanying.

  13. Just received my #IllGoWithYou buttons in the mail today! They are adorable! Can’t wait to share them with other allies. Keep up the great work! :)

  14. I ordered 25 buttons over a month ago. I’ve emailed customer service twice, once they replied back asking for my confirmation, and since then silence. I am VERY upset, I had an event for this Labor Day weekend that I wanted to hand the buttons out for. No one is getting back to me. Where are my buttons?

    1. Hi Jackie,
      Our ship times are currently longer than we’d like them to be, and we’re working as fast as we can to get them down. However, the expected wait is currently 4-5 weeks. If you have not provided your order number to the button folks, they truly cannot help you–that’s their only way to keep track of orders. If you did provide it, and have not heard back after a week, do please email them again, and provide the order number, your name, and your address. I know this is frustrating, but please be kind to the button folks, they are working as hard as they can.

      1. Thank you for responding. Yes, I gave them all of the information from the original order. If I had heard back that shipments were being delayed, I wouldn’t have been upset. It was the lack of response after I sent back my perts that upset me. Thank you for letting me know!

        1. Hi Jackie,
          It does seem that a few people have had issues with the buttonmaker’s emails ending up in “spam” or “promo” folders rather than making it to their real inbox. Double check all your places?
          I should also mention that they are only answering order inquiries two days a week in order to devote as much time as possible to actually making buttons, so responses may not be zippy.

  15. First of all, I want to say thank you for this amazing idea!
    I’m part of an LGTB+ association in Spain and we usually design and sell buttons. I want to tell my partners about your buttons, but I’d like to know first if we’re allowed to sell them or not. Personally I’d rather give them away as it’s all about helping trans people (I am transgender myself), but I’m afraid they’ll tell me we need money to keep working on the stuff we do…

    1. If you choose to resell our buttons, we ask that you donate any profit to a trans or LGBTQ organization. Here in the US we recommend TransLifeline, a suicide hotline, but it would be fine if you donated to a similar org local to you.

  16. I work in a Veterans Hospital. I have been asked 3 times now where to get buttons. I wear one on my lanyard as we have a large contingent of Veterans who are making transitions. While I have not been asked to help anyone yet, quite a few people have asked about the button and again 3 people have asked for them. Thank you to those who chose to make this such a good idea, and to those people who ensure buttons are available. I remain an Ally for love and for people of any kind.

  17. I wonder if you would allow others to make these to share. I have a button maker and a slew of friends that would love to assist others in this. I don’t want to infringe or cost funds to this WONDERFUL campaign. I just have more button supplies than money, currently, with a few events coming soon.

  18. I love this initiative and would love to be apart of it. Are these buttons for cis people too? I am cis but would love to be an ally for the LGBT community!!

    1. These are for anyone to wear to show that they are willing to go with someone into a gendered space in which the button wearer can ‘pass’ or can otherwise act as a buffer for someone who needs it.

  19. I love the buttons. And thank you to anyone who wears them. My community is safer because of you all. I’d like to have stickers made too. I know the buttons are extremely ideal, but laptops in coffee shops would be helpful too. I’d like to support your group but I see that you outsource the buttons. It’s easy enough to log onto CafePress or Zazzle and have them make shirts, mugs, stickers, etc. But if you can offer them, please let me know and I will make sure everyone orders the other things from you as well. And thank you again.

    1. We are now making stickers!
      Our button maker is a friend of the organization, a member of the LGBTQ community, and is making buttons of higher quality than Zazzle at lower prices. Please do ask everyone to buy through us, though, because we have specifically requested that others do not make these items for-profit. If you see our designs on Zazzle or CafePress, that’s really not okay with us.

  20. I have a button maker. Is there a place where I can download the image? I’m a pastor and I want to make them to pass out in my church.

    1. Hi Greg,
      We sell the buttons very inexpensively, and we hope you will choose to purchase some. While we do not actively discourage people from making their own “fan merch” so to speak, we cannot provide graphics for you to do so. Making your own buttons is really intended as an option for people/places where the standard button won’t work (ie, folks at Renaissance fairs who cannot wear something modern-looking).

      1. I appreciate that and don’t want to rip anyone off. However, I don’t want to incur the additional environmental impact of shipping and handling. We intend to donate to the “donated buttons”, if that’s ok.

    1. Hi Cindy,
      Unfortunately bracelets have proven to be not-financially-feasible. However, you could totally pin a button onto a cord-type bracelet if you wanted to!

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