American Apparel, the clothing manufacturer and retailer based in downtown Los Angeles, has announced a collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Beginning June 1st, the apparel company will offer a limited edition #EqualityForward t-shirt and tank top that feature their interpretation of HRC Foundation’s classic symbol.
The garments will be sold in the majority of American Apparel’s 200+ retail locations and most regions of its online store. Fifteen percent of the proceeds will support the work of HRC Foundation’s international initiative, HRC Global, and its partner organizations.
“Working with HRC Foundation was a no-brainer— we were fortunate to work with them years ago, and to reunite in 2015, with the Supreme Court rulings happening, has been monumental.”
The product launch will be accompanied by seven in-store events, which will feature top talent from the drag community. The schedule for the #EqualityForward Tour is as follows:
6/13 West Hollywood with Pearl
6/14 Portland with Courtney Act
6/14 Philadelphia with Miss Fame
6/24 Toronto with Alaska
6/26 Chicago with Gia Gunn
6/28 San Francisco with Manila Luzon
6/28 NYC with Violet Chachki
American Apparel is the first international apparel partner of HRC Foundation global initiative. We believe in and celebrate equality and the freedom of expression. With many of their employees and customers identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, they have been, and continue to be, strongly committed to efforts to achieve LGBT equality.