American Apparel unveils new LGBT Pride tees in partnership with GLAAD

WWE Superstar Darren Young also joins GLAAD at LGBT Pride marches in L.A., NYC

Rich Ferraro
Vice President of Communications, GLAAD
(646) 871-8011
ferraro@glaad.org

June 13, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, and American Apparel, the vertically integrated clothing manufacturer based in downtown Los Angeles, today announced a renewal of their annual pride partnership with a newly designed t-shirt to be released in conjunction with LGBT Pride Month. Fifteen percent of all net sales will benefit GLAAD’s work to rewrite the script for LGBT equality.

The shirts, which are now available online and in stores across the nation, can be viewed here: http://store.americanapparel.net/screen-printed-unisex-power-washed-t-shirt-out-pride_2011spout

“American Apparel has always been a passionate ally of the LGBTQI community. From our now iconic “Legalize Gay!” and “GAY O.K.” tag lines and our ongoing partnership with GLAAD, American Apparel is committed for the long haul," said Dov Charney, founder and CEO of American Apparel.

GLAAD also announced today that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstar Darren Young will join GLAAD at the 44th Annual LGBT Pride March in New York City on June 29. He also walked with GLAAD in the L.A. Pride Parade on Sunday, June 8.  Young became the first openly gay WWE superstar in August 2013. Photos of Young and GLAAD at the parade are available at http://flickr.com/glaad.

For more information or to join GLAAD and American Apparel at the NYC Pride march, visit http://www.glaad.org/pride.

Chevrolet provided a Camaro convertible for the L.A. Pride Parade, where nearly 100 GLAAD supporters marched alongside the vehicle.

"Pride is not only about celebrating all that LGBT people and families have achieved but also a time when we should all reflect on the next steps to create a world where everyone can live a life they love," said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "GLAAD is proud to march with Darren this year, who has sent a powerful and affirming message to countless LGBT youth and millions of WWE fans," Ellis continued.