Welcome to the third installation of our pride season blogs! Here a bit of an insight into some of our favorite brands and charities that have released Pride Collections this year.
- Jecca Blac – We’re releasing a limited edition collection of Pride Lipsticks! These lipsticks will come in four shades and have a long-lasting, matte finish. Plus, from 21st June to 21 September, £1 from every lipstick sold on our website will be donated to Switchboard, an LGBTQ+ helpline based in the UK.
- Switchboard – Switchboard is an LGBTQ+ helpline that provides a safe space for those who need to speak with someone about the many things that LGBTQ+ people face. Their shop is pretty limited, but they do offer a tote bag and badge that’s available for purchase online. You can also support this charity by purchasing our new limited edition Pride Lipsticks! We’re donating £1 from the sale of every lipstick to the organisation.
- AKT Trust – Started by Cath Hall, the Albert Kennedy Trust aims to provide safe housing and mentorship to homeless LGBTQ+ youth. Their “Room for Love” and other rainbow memorabilia can be purchased online through their online shop, where all the funds go back into the charity.
- StonewallUK – This UK charity began in 1989 when a small group of people was working against Section 28 of the Local Government Act, which prevented “promoting” homosexuality in school. Now the charity works to create safe and inclusive spaces for all people to be themselves, no matter their identity. Stonewall sell a variety of merchandise – from rainbow shoelaces to t-shirts, and all proceeds from the sales go into funding the charity’s mission.
- Mermaids UK – This charity provides family and individual support for gender diverse teenagers and children. They have a collection of accessories and dolls for sale online, and all proceeds go back to the charity.
- Asos – This year, ASOS DESIGN has partnered with GLAAD to produce a few pieces that they will be selling all pride season. 100% of the proceeds that they earn from the sales will go to GLAAD, a charity working to “accelerate acceptance” in the LGBTQ+ community.
- American Apparel – American Apparel has come out with a collection of six t-shirts for this pride season. 100% of net proceeds from the t-shirt sales will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Trans-Cosmetic Donation Drive. The drive was founded by hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons and it serves low-income transgender and gender non-conforming people.
All of these organisations are making a difference for the LGBTQ+ community. By giving your support, you’re funding their work and giving them the ability to achieve more and more.