Photo:Courtesy of Lisa Says Gah
Although June 1 marked the beginning on Pride Month, this month has looked very different from Pride of years past, and for good reason. While a global pandemic has upended traditional Pride parades, marches, and rallies, the push for racial equality feels stronger than ever, which is a cause for celebration. You see, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and the Black Lives Matter protests are intrinsically linked—Pride Month traces its roots to the Stonewall uprising in NYC, where trans and queer people of color like Marsha P. Johnson were on the frontlines fighting for LGBTQ+ rights.
So as you continue to sign petitions, donate, get out and protest, and educate yourself to fight racism, we’d like to point out that another way to make an impact is to vote with your wallet—and there are plenty of opportunities to show our support to worthy organizations and put our dollars toward clothing with a cause. Make your money go the distance and shop collections from brands like Converse, Levi's, Ugg, and Teva that donate to nonprofits such as the Human Rights Campaign and It Gets Better Project. Plus, with products ranging from statement-making footwear to cool loungewear pieces, you'll want to add to your cart immediately.
And while you can (and should!) wear your Pride on your sleeve all year round, many of these pieces are only available through the end of the month, so scroll through the below roundup to shop them all while you can.
Lisa Says Gah created the ultimate vintage-inspired tee and made locally in its home base of San Francisco. The retailer will be donating 50% of the profits to Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative, a Black trans and queer led collaborative whose mission is grounded in the organization's commitment toward ending the mass crisis of passive genocide, incarceration, and criminalization of Black trans women, trans/queer people, and the larger Black community.
Loewe is honoring Pride this year with a special capsule dedicated to Divine. Who is Divine, you ask? He starred in several iconic films such as Pink Flamingos and Hairspray, leaving a huge impact on popular culture. He preempted the glorification of trash, the mix of high and low, and the fantastic erasure of gender barriers. The capsule, which includes this pop art–inspired version of the brand's popular shoulder bag, will donate 15% of the proceeds to Visual AIDS, an organization that utilizes art to fight HIV/AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting artists living with HIV, and preserving a legacy. Loewe will also make a donation to Baltimore Pride, a Black-led LGBTQ+ organization based in Divine's hometown.
Get your summer glow on with Herbivore's Prism kit. Paired with a pink reusable and recyclable bag as a gift with purchase, the set includes its Prism Exfoliating Glow Serum and Prism Exfoliating Glow Facial, which both have a high percentage of BHAs and AHAs to brighten skin and reform texture. The best part? One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to the Trans Women of Color Collective as well as The Trevor Project.
Meet Nordstrom's new gender-neutral line. Not only does this butterfly tee hit on fashion's new kitschy trend, but 10% of its sales support True Colors United, an organization founded in partnership with Cyndi Lauper to serve the unique issues affecting homeless LGBTQ+ youth.
It wouldn't be summer without a fresh supply of swimsuits, and the latest style from It-girl favorite brand Frankies Bikinis is calling your name. Twenty percent of the proceeds from this adorable crochet bikini (and the rest of the Frankies Pride collection) will be donated to the Stonewall Community Foundation in an effort to support its mission to assist the LGBTQ+ community as well as specific COVID-19 projects it's spearheading.
Shop the matching bottoms ($105).
You've probably seen Wildflower cases all over your Instagram feed, even if you haven't realized it. Celebs from Dua Lipa to Winnie Harlow are fans of the brand's eye-catching prints, and its latest release is, well, groovy. Snag one to make all your mirror selfies come alive while 100% of the proceeds go to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute now through the end of the month.
I own this rainbow ear cuff and can attest that it's a welcome pop of color to my all-gold earring stack. It's a piece I wear year-round, so it's even better that the brand is donating 10% of sales from its Rainbow Collection (including this piece) to Queer Art, a nonprofit organization that supports a generation of LGBTQ+ artists who lost mentors to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and fosters the confident expression of LGBTQ+ artists’ perspectives, stories, and identities.
There's never been a better time to try out a pair of Quay's celeb-loved sunglasses. The brand is donating $50,000 to The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, moving forward, customers will be able to make a donation through the Quay site and in exchange can take $10 off their order. Win-win!
TomboyX is, at its core, a nonbinary underwear line. It features all sizes, fits, and styles while banishing traditional gender norms in its ads and generally welcoming the LGBTQ+ community every day and not just during Pride Month. These are its take on classic boxers but designed to be gender-neutral.
The comfortable and downright iconic Teva sandals you know and love, reimagined with rainbow straps made from recycled plastic bottles. Strut around in these sporty sandals while Teva contributes $20,000 to It Gets Better Project, an organization dedicated to ensuring LGBTQ+ youth are free to live equally and exercise their power as individuals.
ASOS is partnering with GLAAD, which works to accelerate LGBTQ+ acceptance, create meaningful change, and ensure you look your coolest doing it (hence this box-cut tee and epic styling ideas). One hundred percent of the net profits of the tee will go to GLAAD.
Reveal brighter, clearer, and happier skin with this set of mini sizes of YTTP's most popular products. Oh, and rest assured that 100% of profits from this kit are donated to Glsen, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ students.