Pies for Allies

Pies for allies


We started this last November to spread love during the Thanksgiving holidays for queer individuals estranged from their family or loved ones. 

The program started as something small, but, over the course of 3 months we were able to give over 300 pies around the world to over 25 countries in North America, Europe and Australia. 

With coronavirus around, many of our friends are stuck in isolation around the world with their homophobic family members and while pies aren't going to end the hate -- it will, remind, that there is love for you. 

We pay for shipping, around the world. Processing times are roughly 8-10 days. 

If you would like to be added to our community of queer friends receiving pies, please chat with us, email or text me, Monique, directly at (985) 238-8831. 

There's a lot of sugar in the tank this go 'round, and we like it. 

Pies from allies

Evan 🏳️‍🌈 (they/them) 

non binary queer artist 

🥧 LONDON, UK 

🥧 Age: 21 

🥧 dozen of vegan sweet potato pies

"My mum is very religious. She walks out of the room when I enter the room. It's my choice to be here and save money, I know, but I'm not sure how much longer I can deal with the abuse." 

Tina 🏳️‍🌈 (she/her) 

black trans sex worker 

🥧 CHICAGO, IL 

🥧 Age: 27

🥧 7UP CAKE 

“My birthday was last month. January 14th. I celebrated it in a shelter after being kicked out by my grandma after coming out as a trans. More than anything, I just need some comfort food and to know I’m thought of. It’s been a hard time.” 


Ava 🏳️‍🌈

lesbian. student. bad b*tch. 

🥧 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA 

🥧 Age: 19

🥧 WHITE CAKE

“I went to school in the states, but, since moving back home due to most schools going online— I’m back with my parents who literally make me read the Bible every other night for homework and pray the gay out of me. Fun stuff.” 

Naeem 🏳️‍🌈

queer frontline worker 

🥧 NEW ORLEANS, LA 

🥧 Age: 28 

🥧 SWEET POTATO PIES   

“Girl, you know my gay ass hasn’t be allowed home since 2011. I was on my own since I graduated high school.” 

 

Leon 🏳️‍🌈

queer artist 

🥧 MUNICH, GERMANY 

🥧 Age: 20

🥧 SWEET POTATO PIES   

“I wouldn’t have been able to escape my abusive home if it weren’t for your donations. I’m currently living in safe queer housing with my dear roommates but it hurts to not be allowed back home simply because I like to kiss boys, you know?”

 

Ode to Bourbon

Love black women, everyday.

BOUR•BON /noun/

1. a straight whiskey distilled from mash having at least 51% corn in addition to malt and rye.

2. the street my mother grew up on in Thibodaux.

We all love a good raffle, and chances are you know someone who isn’t a trump supporter that deserves a smooth Bourbon. We’re raising funds for 3 single mothers in danger of being evicted in March 1st in Los Angeles, New Orleans and Thibodaux. Prizes include a 750mL bottle of Blanton’s Gold Edition donated by our sweet friend, Tucker of New Orleans, Louisiana valued at $400.

Tickets are $20.00 for one entry and winners will be announced on March 7th! Deadline to enter is March 1st!

Tickets can be purchased by donating here

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“I’ve had dreams about this cake.”
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Baked with Loved

Once you order, book a time to bake your treats with us. It’s like subway, but, we don’t have an HR team that tells us to pretend to like you while prepare your food. We actually want to talk to you (and miss human interaction). ❤️

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FEDEX lost hundreds of orders during our business holidays season. This cost us over $8.3k in profits and left both us and our customers in the dark. We launched a GoFundMe and saved the business with YOUR help. Thank you, seriously. Since then, we have hired 3 awesome interns who are here to recover your orders. If we haven’t gotten back with you, shoot us a message.

Please email us at lostorder@gertiekaysweets.com.

We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Black Business, Black Farmers

We work with a small black farm in southern Louisiana, and our pies are always prepared by two hands— my mama, and me.

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Continuing the legacy

Check out our Daily Comet feature by Kezia Setyawan: here.