March 29, 2012
Urban Outfitters doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to gay rights considering the chain store’s CEO Richard Haynes donates to staunch conservatives – including over $13,000 to Rick Santorum alone. In 2008, a marriage equality shirt was pulled from Urban Outfitters shelves within a week of its release. Imagine my surprise when a t-shirt with the image Robert Mapplethorpe, one of New York’s great gay icons popped up in the men’s section.