June is Pride Month and this year there are a ton of your fave brands celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the beginnings of LGBTQIA+ liberation. If you think you don’t need another T-shirt, pair of sneakers or tote bag… think again because you can always stand to have one more. Plus, you can shop with purpose this summer because sales and proceeds from the 8 Pride collections highlighted below will benefit organizations dedicated to helping the LGBTQ+ community, including GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, and The Trevor Project.
Michael Kors: #MKGO Rainbow Collection
Michael Kors’ first-ever capsule collection in support of the LGBTQ community includes rainbow stripes and multi-coloured sequins splashed across classic silhouettes, casual-cool separates and signature logo accessories. 100% of profits from the rainbow-hued #MKGO logo tees for both men and women sold in the US will go to God’s Love We Deliver, an NYC-based LGBTQ friendly organization.
Hunter: Pride PLAY Boot
Hunter is celebrating Pride with a rainbow-edition version of its best-selling PLAY boot. The limited edition waterproof boot comes in both a flatform and heeled version and feature a rainbow pull-tab and rainbow Hunter logo at the back of the boot. Proceeds go to six different charities whose work ranges from providing safe homes for LGBTQI+ youth to improving mental health services: akt, The Outside Project, NAZ, MindOut, Mermaids and Trust Judy Blame.
Nike: BeTrue Collection
Nike’s 2019 BeTrue collection for men and women was created in partnership with the Gilbert Baker Estate, paying homage to the political activist who created the original Pride Flag. The collection includes a variety of jackets, tees, tanks, socks, a unisex shoulder bag, as well as five pairs of sneakers: the Air Max 720, Air Tailwind 79, Zoom Pegasus Turbo, Benassi JDI, and Air Max 90. A portion of all BeTrue sales to organizations empowering the LGBT sports community.
Call It Spring: WE ARE Flip Flops
Call It Spring’s 2019 Pride collection includes sunglasses, colourful accessories, and a fanny pack with a rainbow strap. A portion of sales from the WE ARE Flip Flops will be donated to the It Gets Better Project, a non-profit organization with a mission to uplift, empower and connect the LGBTQ+ community around the globe.
Club Monaco: Pride Sweatshirt
Club Monaco’s limited edition heather grey crewneck sweatshirt celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with a subtle rainbow logo across the chest. 50% of the proceeds from the gender-neutral sweatshirt directly to the Stonewall Community Foundation, an organization that supports the LGBTQIA+ movement and community.
Converse: Pride Collection
Converse is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pride with a glitter-dipped Pride collection of apparel and sneakers, that includes the brand’s first-ever trans flag design (light blue, pink and white). Proceeds from Converse’s 2019 Pride collection will support LGBTQ charities including It Gets Better Project.
Apple: Pride 2019 Edition Sport Loop
Apple’s 2019 Pride edition Sport Loop for their Apple watch is available in both 40mm and 44mm sizes and is designed to perfectly match the brand’s new rainbow watch face. A portion of the proceeds from the Pride Edition strap will go to GLSEN, PFLAG, The Trevor Project, Gender Spectrum, and The National Center for Transgender Equality and Encircle in the U.S., and ILGA internationally.
Levi’s: Pride 2019 Collection
Levi’s sixth annual Pride collection includes a white denim jacket with rainbow collar, white and black graphic tees, a denim trucker vest, a pair of 501 original cut-off denim shorts, a white tapered denim short, and a selection of accessories including caps, a bandana, woven belts and a even a tote. 100% of net proceeds will be going to OutRight Action International, an international LGBT human rights organization.