5 Pride-Themed Collections From Brands we Love
Commemorating New York City’s 1969 Stonewall Riots, Pride Month is a time to celebrate equality, diversity, solidarity, and unity. This month, hundreds of cities around the world, including New York, Paris, London, Bogota, Sydney, Rome, Istanbul, Mexico City, and Shanghai will host their annual Pride parades to honor their LGBTQ communities.
Aside from some progressive political figures like Justin Trudeau promoting Pride Month, and despite Trump’s refusal to acknowledge it, several influential brands have launched Pride-themed collections to support and celebrate Pride. We’ve rounded up a few brands that are wearing their rainbow colors this month; check ’em below.
Levi’sFrom helping to open the first AIDS clinic in San Francisco in 1982 to filing an amicus brief in support of same-sex marriage in 2007, Levi’s has a long legacy of support towards the LGBTQ community. This month, the brand revived their yearly Pride collection, and all proceeds will go to the Harvey Milk Foundation and Stonewall Community Foundation.
NikeHaving launched their BETRUE Pride-themed collection in 2012, Nike is also no stranger to celebrating Pride month and the LGBTQ community. This year’s collection incorporates the staple rainbow colors into its special edition sneakers and T-shirts.
ConverseAll proceeds from Converse’s 2017 Pride collection will go to the It Gets Better project and Happy Hippy Foundation. Aside from rainbow shoelaces and “Yes to All” graphic t-shirts, the collection features ’70s-inspired Chuck Taylor All Star shoes to commemorate NYC’s first 1970 pride parade.
EverlaneEverlane’s 100% Human campaign features a collection of colorful tops and totes, and has partnered with four LGBTQ rights activists, including model and actress Hari Nef. For every Pride product sold, the brand will donate to the Human Rights Campaign. Their goal? To raise $100,000 for the organization.
Dr. MartensThis year, the legendary Dr. Martens has launched two Pride-themed combat boots and partnered with the Trevor Project, a leading suicide prevention non-profit which focuses on saving LGBTQ lives. For each sale of the “Rainbow Pride” or “Pride Pascals” pairs, $5 will go to the organization.
Images via Levi’s, Nike, Converse, Everlane and Dr Martens
Stay tuned to Milk for more cool Pride-inspired shit.