The League of Extraordinary Red Heads formed innocuously in January 2013* as a social get-together for those with reddish hair sprouting from their scalps and chins. From the moment of its inception, however, conspiracists around the globe have posited that the League is, in reality, “a drinking club with vague plans for world domination.” Only those in the upper echelon of this clandestine fellowship know for sure its purpose.
Headquartered in Troy, New York (a.k.a. “Ginger City, USA“), The League assembles twice a year under the guise of conviviality.
Carrot tops, Cheez Doodle orangies, strawberry blondes, auburn-types, distinguished white heads … all gingers are welcome to attend meetings of the League of Extraordinary Red Heads — and that includes transgingers, redbeards, friends & family of the fiery follicled, and fans too! But only those who demonstrate true extraordinaryness shall receive the highly coveted “Member” card. Our ranks include award-winning authors and journalists, college presidents, politicians, mirth-makers, lawyers, biker dudes, farmers, activists, inactivists, actors, barflies, giants, wee people and folks from all walks of life.
Events have attracted more than 200 members and have included Happy Hour socials, a Pumpkin Ale “Toast of the Gingers,” a “Night of the Walking Red” and a documentary screening of “Being Ginger” with Scotland-based filmmaker Scott P. Harris. The highly secretive League of Extraordinary Red Heads has been featured in many news articles, including a recent profile in The New Yorker and was authoritatively declared the No. 7 Best Red Head Gathering of 2013 by BuzzFeed.
If you are interested in forming a chapter of The League of Extraordinary Red Heads, visit our Chapter Affiliation Page.
The founder of The League of Extraordinary Red Heads is Duncan Crary. For more information about our enigmatic leader, read his cryptic bio.
THE HIGH GINGER
The High Ginger of The League of Extraordinary Red Heads is Margaret Young. What little is known of this mysterious top ranking ginger is reported here.
THE HON. ANASHA
The Hon. Anasha Cummings an elected official in Troy, N.Y. a.k.a. “Ginger City, U.S.A.” Not much is known of Cummings’ role in The LoERH. Some facts that have leaked to the public are here.
NIGHT OF THE WALKING RED
The League of Extraordinary Red Heads holds its annual meeting and Pumpkin Ale in October in Troy, N.Y. during “Night of the Walking Red.”
The banner under which The League of Extraordinary Red Heads rallies consists of four squares (or rectangles) of red, orange, strawberry-ginger and white (in honor of our distinguished members whose fire burned twice as bright for half as long).
The Banner appears on official LoERH “Member” cards; it may be draped over one’s shoulders as a cape, wrapped around one’s waist as a kilt, or displayed on articles of clothing; The Banner may appear in other forms, including flags, stained glass, patches, badges and stickers; it may be eaten in the form of a cake, lollipop, cookie or other confection. It may be tattooed on one’s skin.
The mark of The League of Extraordinary Red Heads consists of its banner and the words “THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY RED HEADS” in a stylized font and is registered with the United States Patent And Trademark Office.
[*The LoERH & its banner were fully conceived on a bar stool in Troy, N.Y. a.k.a. “Ginger City U.S.A”. on March 7, 2012. On the following day, the famous mark and banner of the LoERH were forged in brightly colored pixels. ]