Pride Month, a time set aside to honor the LGBTQ community (though you can and should do it daily). Initially instituted as a way to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969, it has grown to become a month of support, celebration, and education. As a nod to the LGBTQ community, many fashion brands debut Pride 2021 collections and Pride shoes, but how many actually support the community? Whether with action, education, or monetary pledges, there are a handful of brands that, in fact, do put action where their words are.
From donations supporting LGBTQ youth to brands owned and operated by people in the community, the below list features clothing companies taking their Pride 2021 collections to the next level.
And the fashion items are pretty stellar, too. Think 2000s shoes with a Pride-themed upgrade, duffel bags with rainbow straps, and your quintessential graphic tee with sayings like “Love First” inscribed on front.
Ahead, find all the brands that are not only creating Pride shoes, clothing, and jewelry in celebration of the LGBTQ community, but are also donating to the cause.
We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. 1 J.Crew Love First T-Shirt
J.Crew produced colorful tees and hats in honor of pride month. In addition, the brand is donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale to
PFLAG, the first and largest organization providing support for the LGBTQ community as well as family members and allies. 2 Teva Rainbow Pride Flatforms
The brand is going full-on 2000s style with a rainbow strap flatform sandal in honor of pride month. The full collection includes flat shoes as well as dog accessories. They will also be donating $35,000 to the
Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group and LGBTQ political lobbying organization in the U.S. 3 Gap Pride T-Shirt
Gap released a pride collection that ranges from T-shirt to socks and everything in between. In addition to the apparel collection, the brand has pledged to donate $50,000 to
GLAAD. 5 Ugg Pride Slide
Ugg has not only released a colorful pride collection, but the brand will also be donating $125,000 to
GLAAD in support of LGBTQ and allied youth. 6 Ralph Lauren Pride Polo Shirt
Ralph Lauren is kicking off the month of June with the release of their pride collection, from which 100% of the purchase price of each polo shirt will be donated to the
Stonewall Community Foundation. Additionally, 25% of the purchase price of the rest of the collection will be donated to the same cause, including the brand’s first pride eyewear collection. 7 Dear Annabelle Love Notecards
Dear Annabelle debuted a line of Love notecards for pride month, from which proceeds will be donated to
The Trevor Project. 8 Michael Kors Pride T-Shirt
Michael Kors’ pride capsule includes a special-edition T-shirt, from which all proceeds will be donated to
OutRight International — an organization that addresses human rights violations and abuses against the LGBTQ community — throughout June. 9 Kate Spade Rainbow Cosmetic Case
Kate Spade released a rainbow collection in honor of pride month, from which 20% of all profits will be donated to
The Trevor Project. It is the brand’s second year partnering with the charity. 10 Fox & Bond Rainbow Starburst Ring
Throughout the month of June, 100% of the proceeds from Fox & Bond’s Rainbow Starburst Ring will be donated to the
National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, an organization dedicated to “advancing healing justice by transforming mental health for queer and trans POC.” 11 Abacaxi Fight The System Tee
South Asian Queer designer Sheena Sood of abacaxi launched a ‘Fight the System’ collection including a t-shirt, fanny pack, scrunchie and mask. 10% of proceeds will go to
OutRight Action International, a NYC-based organization fighting for the human rights for LGBTQ people around the world. 12 Kelsey Randall Alma Dress
10% of all proceeds from Georgia by Kelsey Randall will be donated to the
Ali Forney Center for LGBTQ Youth, an organization protecting them from homelessness and empowering them to live independently. 13 Boy Smells Scented Candle At Nordstrom
Nordstrom is giving a grant to the
Trans Lifeline x FOLX Hormone Replacement Therapy Care Fund in honor of this year’s pride month. They will also be highlighting and supporting items founded or designed by the LGBTQ community, like this cinderose candle from Boy Smells. Boy Smells was created by real-life partners Matthew Herman and David Kien, and it is packaged in pink and “conceived beyond the gender binary.” 14 Banana Republic Pride Graphic Tank
In addition to their pride collection for the month of June, Banana Republic partnered with The United Nations Foundation in support of the
UN Free & Equal Campaign for LGBTQ equality with a $60,000 monetary donation. 15 Madewell All Pride Perfect Vintage Tee
Madewell created a capsule collection for pride month, from which 50% of the purchase price will support the
ACLU’s mission to maintain and advance civil liberties. 16 Sorellina’s Tarot Necklace
If you’re looking for a fine jewelry splurge, throughout June, Sorellina is donating 20% of all proceeds from the Il Arco Pendant necklace, Il Sole Tarot Card Necklace, and Il Arco Ring to the
Brooklyn Community Pride Center. 17 Playboy’s T-Shirt
Playboy is collaborating with Kittens, Bretman Rock, Gigi Goode, Leo Baker and Ev’Yan Whitney for Pride month, creating T-shirts in celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. All proceeds will be donated to APLA Health (formerly AIDS Project Los Angeles).
18 Roxanne Assoulin’s Rainbow Brite Collection
Roxanne Assoulin will be donating 20% of the proceeds from the Pride Duo Bracelet and Rainbow Brite collection to the Gay Center from June 21 to June 27.
19 Christopher John Rogers Sweater at Bergdorf Goodman
Bergdorf Goodman is partnering with the Human Rights Campaign, The Trevor Project, and True Colors United by donating to the causes, while also supporting designers and tastemakers who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community.