I was lucky enough to grow up in a really loving and accepting family. I was never taught racism or sexism or bigotry. I was taught to love and accept people for who they are, especially good people. And the month of June embodies what I was taught from an early age. June is Pride Month. And Pride Month is all about rallying together to protest for equal rights and celebrate the amazing people in the LGBTQ+ community. It’s a time to honor how far we have come as a community since the 1969 Stonewall Riots, and to understand how far we still have to go.
If you stop by any of the Pride parades around the world this month, you’ll quickly notice a few things –
- Bright colors
- Huge smiles
- And some of the friendliest people you’ve ever met on a city street
Pride gives our communities the ability to express themselves, to lift each other up, and to rally together for a better future. These parades, rallies, and demonstrations all give people the confidence to be exactly who they are and to make connections with the community around them. It’s a time for celebration and it’s a time for love.
And right now, Express has partnered with with GLAAD and Out Magazine to launch the Love Unites collection to help spread the love! This collection features 35 all-gender pieces that celebrate unity and individuality. And whenever you purchase any piece from the Love Unites collection from now until July 15th, you’ll be giving back to GLAAD since Express will be donating 25% of their net income to accelerate acceptance for the LGBTQ+ community. If you haven’t heard of GLAAD yet, they are a non-profit dedicated to creating cultural changes for the LGBTQ+ community. GLAAD led the national dialogue for LGBTQ+ acceptance following the Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality ruling, and since then has continued to serve as the voice for LGBTQ+ and marginalized communities. It’s so cool to see Express, one of my favorite brands on the market, supporting such an amazing cause that is truly changing peoples lives!
The new Love Unites collection by Express was created to honor unity, acceptance and individuality. Each piece is all-gender and can be mixed and matched to create each person’s own self-expression. The collection is filled with tank tops, tees, hoodies, and more; and all were created with the iconic rainbow coloring throughout. Since Pride Month is all about living out loud, proud, and fearlessly; the Love Unites collection embodies those feelings with pops of color! And since the pieces are created through Express, you’ll find items that look and feel amazing no matter who is wearing them!
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Take a look around your community this June and see what types of Pride parades, rallies and celebrations are going on. Then go out and support them. You may not feel like you are a part of the LGBTQ+ community, but we all are. We are all part of the human race, and we all deserve respect, equal rights, and the opportunity to openly love whoever we choose. Love unites us all, and Pride Month is the month to remember that the most. Huge thank you to Express for supporting the community around them and for rallying behind the people that make our world such a bright and beautiful place! Click here to see the full collection and help Express give back before July 15th!
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