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Did the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation License a T-Shirt at Urban Outfitters? (Sort Of!)

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ANIMALNewYork
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March 29, 2012
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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.