NYC’s annual Pride Week celebration is fast approaching, and while support for the LGBTQIA community can be shown in all kinds of ways, one of the easiest is though your attire. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite items (from patches to badges and sneakers) to don this 2015 Pride Week: 21-28 June. Whether you’re part of the community or are an ally, whether you reside in New York or not, it’s never a bad idea to show—and share—love.
Levi’s Denim Shorts
Proceeds from Levi’s Pride Collection go to various LGBTQIA charities, one being the Stonewall Community Foundation—the Stonewall Riots being the reason Pride Week is celebrated in June in NYC. Our pick from the collection (sadly the denim jacket has already sold out) is the Pride Shorts ($68), a pair of simple denim shorts with a rainbow flag embroidered on the back yoke and the word “Stonewall” embroidered on the waistband.
Keith Haring Safe Sex Button
Along with Stonewall, artist and social activist Keith Haring is intrinsically linked with New York City. These adorable and, on closer inspection, NSFW “Safe Sex” buttons ($1) are playful, but boast an important message.
Kitiya Palaskas Rainbow Brooch
It’s hard not to smile when you come across a playful accessory crafted by color-loving Australian designer Kitiya Palaskas—especially when it’s a glittery chicken drumstick. Her laser-cut rainbow brooch ($20) is a source of hope no matter how overcast and bleak the day (and its politics) might be.
Queer Scout Patch
Originally made for a queer scout-themed dance party held in Pittsburgh, this Queer Scout patch ($5) can now be bought and worn with pride by anybody with a few dollars and an internet connection. It’s pink, purple, sparkly and full of positive vibes.
Nike #BeTrue Free Run 5.0
Part of Nike’s 2015 #BeTrue collection—featuring T-shirts, sneakers and caps—are these super-fun Free Run 5.0 sneakers, which come in a subtle grey/silver but boast a bold rainbow-colored binding. The #BeFree collection will be released this month online and at various stores in the United States.
Ask Me About My Pronouns Button
Oftentimes the most direct message is the best, as is the case with these super-cute and super-blunt “Ask Me About My Pronouns” buttons. These one-inch badges can be made in various colorways and are a great reminder that language is powerful and political, so it’s crucial to always respect people’s pronouns.
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