Nike’s Be True Collection Aims to Support The LGBTQ+ Community

Championing inclusivity within sports, the brand hopes to help make change

Plenty of brands wave their rainbow flags during Pride, leading many to valid cynicism surrounding pinkwashing for profit. Though Nike has released their annual Be True collection for 2022—featuring an SB Dunk Low, a Cortez, an Oneonta sandal and a bunch of apparel—the athletic brand actively supports the LGBTQ+ community behind the scenes, as well. Unlike other brands, Nike does not affix charitable financial support …

Illustrator Samuel Luke Explores Gender Through Autobiographical Comics

With cosmic illustrations, this Australian artist delves into identity, tomboyhood and the trans experience for himself and an audience of all ages

When Samuel Luke Beatty began his Fine Arts degree at the University of New South Wales in 2014, his work consisted almost entirely of the same self-portrait: a close-cropped drawing of his head and shoulders, repeated ad infinitum through a myriad of media. But in the years since, this self-depiction has taken on a far more intimate quality. Beatty, now working as a freelance illustrator and …