It’s been 52 years since the Stonewall Riots took place in New York City and ignited the gay rights movement across the country. While the fight for equality and inclusion is by no means over, it’s important to honor that seminal moment in American history and draw attention to the ongoing plight of the LGBTQ+ community.
In honor of Pride Month, we’ve assembled a list of companies and detailed how they are actively supporting LGBTQ+ organizations that provide support, education and housing for the diverse community.
The couture house is donating 15 percent of sales from all pieces in its Pride collection to The Trevor Project to help in providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth ages 25 and under. The capsule includes everything from a boxy “Gay Pride” hoodie to a risque rainbow jockstrap.
The American brand released its Polo Pride collection this month dedicated to LGBTQ+ rights, which includes t-shirts, baseball caps, sweaters and more. All proceeds from the sale of the collection’s Polo shirt and 25 percent of proceeds from other styles will be donated to the Stonewall Community Foundation.
As part of its “Pride Is Where You Find It” campaign featuring none other than Bob the Drag Queen (above), Coach has launched a multi-colored Pride collection of bags, T-shirts and footwear emblazoned with rainbow versions of the brand’s signature patterns. The luxury design house is also donating to organizations such as the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the Albert Kennedy Trust, the Point Foundation and CenterLink.
The New York-based menswear designer produced a collection of limited-edition sweatshirts and tees featuring original artwork by nine leading LGBTQ+ artists. A full 25 percent of the proceeds from the sale of each top will support charities of the artists’ choosing, including VISUAL AIDS, Out Youth and GMHC. In addition, Timex and Todd Snyder will be donating $10,000 to Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Rainbow Railroad Foundation.
A portion of the sales from the Italian brand’s Pride 2021 collection will go to Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit that focuses on improving the mental health of young people. The Italian label is also auctioning a special replica of the leather jacket the pop star wore during her “Born This Way” tour a decade ago, with all proceeds to benefit the foundation.
Saks Fifth Avenue
The luxury department store is supporting the Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative this Pride Month by making a $50,000 donation to the organization’s Safe Spaces program, which helps create safe and inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ+ community. The partnership also includes vibrant window installations and special in-store experiences at the retailer’s Fifth Avenue flagship.
Brooks Brothers has released a colorful collection of t-shirts, pocket squares and ties this Pride Month to keep you looking sharp while supporting the LGBTQ+ community. The storied retailer is donating 100 percent of proceeds to GLSEN, an organization that works to put a stop to discrimination, harassment and bullying based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
This year, the brand beloved for its denim will support Diversity, an Italian organization that champions diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The rainbow-themed collection comprises 20 pieces, including swimwear, tank tops, T-shirts, boxers and various accessories.
In addition to adding bright Pride-themed window displays to all stores, Neiman Marcus is making donations to the Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project and True Colors United. Its also revising its policies to expand its protections and benefits for all LGBTQ+ employees.