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Fabulous Marines

Promoting inclusivity of LGBTQ+ members in our minipainting and wargaming communities.

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

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2024 Donation Progress

All funds raised benefit the Trevor Project


Our Mission

We love the miniature hobby community and believe it should be a welcoming place for anyone.

During the month of June, in honor of pride month, we are promoting festivities to paint models ready for a virtual pride parade and raising money for The Trevor Project.

Why The Trevor Project?

Paint With Us!

Everyone is welcome to paint along with us during this community event.

The prompt is to grab a model, any model, and paint/mod it to be ready for a pride parade.

However, if you want to go above and beyond, there are many additional way you can participate in the campaign!

How Do I Participate?

Why We're Doing This

The Trevor Project launch has worked to build a safer, more-inclusive world for the past twenty-five years. Their crisis counselors are trained to answer calls, chats, or texts from LGBTQ+ young people who reach out on a free, confidential hotline when they are struggling with issues such as coming out, LGBTQ+ identity, depression, and suicide. They also provide education, peer support, legal advocacy, and other tools, all in pursuit of their vision of a world where all LGBTQ+ young people see a bright future for themselves.

Many 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 LGBTQ+ folks alike.

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Current Auctions & Raffles

Auctions are hosted via eBay Charity, and Raffle Tickets can be purchased via StreamLabs Charity.

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2024 Media

Check out some of the images and videos from this year's participants!

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Paint With Us and Spread the Love

The prompt is to grab a model, any model, and paint/mod it to be ready for a pride parade.

We'd love to see what you come up with! This is a community event, and everyone is invited to participate.

Share your projects with us by tagging them online with #FabulousMarines. Completed models shared using the hashtag are featured in the gallery.

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Does It Have To Be A Games Workshop Model?

Nope! Although the event is named Fabulous Marines, any model can be made fabulous. Busts, animal companions, valorous knights, pride-themed terrain, digital art, 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 models 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. Report hate speech and block the user.

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!

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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 LGBTQ+.

A united community makes the strongest impact.

More Ways to Participate

There are many ways you can join in on the fabulous fun this year. Learn all the options on the Participate page.


I Have More Questions!

Take a look at our FAQ! We consolidated all of our general info there with links to find in-depth answers.


How Does Fundraising 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. These platforms have no processing fees, so every last cent goes directly towards The Trevor Project.

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Become a Fundraiser or a Partner

Want to raise money in your community?

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By popular demand we now have merch available!

Check out the fabulous branded items you can pick up to show your pride and help support the campaign. Thanks to Teespring all profits from sales go directly to The Trevor Project.

Check Out Our Merch launch

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More Information


Visit the Wiki for more information, setup guides, and frequently asked questions.

Meet Our Team

Meet the core team behind the campaign and see who all does what.

Volunteers Wanted!

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

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