These Pride Month 2021 Fashion Collections Support LGBTQ+ Organizations: 24 Ways to Wear a Rainbow
These days you can wear rainbows with pride not only in June but all year long. But it wasn’t always this way. Pride has evolved from a one-day event to a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. According to The New York Times, the first Pride march took place on June 28, 1970. (Some historians also credit Chicago activists with organizing the first Pride march a day earlier on June 27, 1970.) The organizers wanted to mark the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of spontaneous protests that took place following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village in June 1969.
Over the years, cities across the world began to hold Pride Parades, and in 1999 President Bill Clinton declared June to be Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. The Stonewall Riots were a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and Pride month has transformed into a global celebration of the LGBTQ+ community around the world.
In recent years, many major brands have also proudly shown their support for Pride month by making donations, sending representatives to march in parades and selling limited-edition products to raise money for nonprofits that support the LGBTQ+ community. The involvement of corporate brands in Pride month is a controversial development, to be sure, but it also proves just how far the gay civil rights movement has come. This year, we’ve already written about a number of fashion brands that have released Pride collections including Converse and Dr. Martens.
For anyone that wants to wear rainbow colors with pride this month, we’ve put together a roundup of fashion collections celebrating Pride 2021. We tried to select limited-edition items whose purchases fund a variety of worthy nonprofit organizations such as the Ali Forney Center, The Trevor Project and PFLAG. We’ve gathered up a literal rainbow of apparel, a rainbow fashion roundup if you will, that will not only help you show off your personal pride but will also help organizations as far away as Japan.
Levi’s 2021 Pride Collection
Levi’s has aligned itself with the LGBTQ+ community for over 30 years. This year’s collection, “All Pronouns All Love”, emphasizes how people want to be seen, heard and accepted as they are. The company has partnered with OutRight International for the third year running, and 100% of the proceeds of this collection will be donated to them. You can dress from head to toe in Levi’s Pride gear with everything from denim jackets to socks.
Levi’s Pride Liberation Trucker
Levi’s oversized light denim trucker jacket is based on their Dad Trucker jacket. The back panel has personal pronouns floating over a rainbow background.
Levi’s Pride Boxer Briefs- Two Pack
One day you’re a walking rainbow, the next you’re a tad more subtle. Levi’s boxer briefs are made from a breathable cotton blend. The package contains one pair of black boxer briefs with a colorful waistband, and the other pair will brighten up any day (or night).
Colorful laces, socks and footwear are part of Dr. Martens Pride Collection this year, and the highlight of the collection is their 1461 lace-up oxford. The brand is a long-time ally to the LGBTQ+ community, and this year they are donating $100,000 to The Trevor Project.
Dr. Martens 1461 for Pride Smooth Leather Oxford Shoes
Mariah Carey Pride Collection
The multioctave singer has released a special collection of clothing and accessories just in time for Pride. This is the pop star’s fourth collection of limited-edition merch for Pride, and Mariah went through her musical catalog for inspiration. You’ll find stuff that either has her butterfly symbol on it or mentions songs like “Lover Boy” and “Heartbreaker” from her classic movie, Glitter. Prices are affordable and range from $15.00 to $60.00. Carey has been a longtime icon in the gay community and has received GLAAD’s Ally Award.
Mariah Carey Pride Collection Billie Glitter Tee
This unisex tee features Mariah as the lead character Billie from her first movie.
Mariah Carey Pride Collection Throw Shade Fan
If someone’s spilling extremely hot tea, the steam’s so hot, you gotta fan yourself. One of the most fun items in Mariah’s Pride collection, this bamboo and polyester fan is the perfect summer accessory.
Fossil Limited Edition Pride Watch Collection
Want to refresh your watch band? Check out Fossil’s limited-edition Pride Watch Collection. You can purchase a rainbow-striped fabric band and wear your favorite watch on it. Or you can pick up the watch case and use your own band or purchase the matching band, too. For every item sold, Fossil is donating 100% of sales of the watch and case to The Trevor Project through the end of June.
Fossil Limited Edition Pride Watches
Fossil reimagined their Minimalist 40mm watch case with rainbow-hued indices that sit on a silvery background. The case’s back has an etched saying. There are 10 vibrantly colored watch straps within this collection. Choose either pastel or brightly colored rainbow stripe straps, or any solid color strap that highlights one of the rainbow’s shades.
Matador Meggings Pride Collection
We’ve covered Matador Meggings before; they’re the man leggings for stylish guys and are great for workouts. This year Matador Meggings is releasing a limited edition collection of rainbow leggings and a pair designed by artist and Muralist Jason Naylor. Naylor’s Pride Meggings proceeds will be donated to the Hetrick-Martin Institute.
Matador Meggings Pride Meggings
Designed by Jason Naylor, Matador’s Pride meggings have a swirly psychedelic print that’s framed between swatches of black color. The meggings have all the details you love from Matador. They have an inner drawstring, modesty pad, a pocket for your phone, a zippered pocket for your valuables, and back loop that can be used to hold a tee or towel.
Matador Meggings Rainbow Meggings
Like the Naylor Pride meggings, Matador’s Rainbow meggings are made from performance materials that wick moisture away from your skin. They’re odor-free and have four-way stretch. The Rainbow meggings also feature the inner drawstring, a soft crotch cup that hides VPL (visible penis line), phone and zippered pocket and a back loop for tee or towel.
Based in Sharon Springs, New York, the Beekman 1802 farm produces tasty gourmet treats and goat milk-based skincare products. The gay-owned business is run by Dr. Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, and they always celebrate Pride month with verve. June is a special month for them for another reason too, as they were married on June 28. For Pride 2021, 100% of the profits from their Pride skincare kit will be donated to the Ali Forney Center to support homeless LGBTQ+ youth.
Beekman 1802 Bloom with Pride Skincare Kit
This limited edition set includes four of Beekman 1802’s most popular goat milk skincare products, so everyone can have healthy-looking skin. The kit includes travel sizes of Bloom Cream Moisturizer, Milk Wash Exfoliating Cleanser, Dewy Eyed Illuminating Serum, Milk Drops Ceramide Serum and a cute rainbow goat pin. The Beekman Pride Collection will be released on June 1 at the Beekman online store.
Dockers’ Pride 2021 Collection
For Dockers fourth year Pride collection, the theme is “United by Love.” It’s a genderless capsule collection done in a neutral California poppies print. It contains a string backpack, tank, shorts, camp shirt and T-shirt with a price range of $22.00 to $58.00. Dockers is continuing to partner with the Stonewall Community Foundation through Pride month and beyond by supporting one of SCF’s newest ventures, the Black Futures Fund.
Dockers Pride Unisex Button-Down Shirt
This short-sleeve button-down shirt has the boxy camp-collared shirt that’s a summer go-to style. Made from cotton twill, it has one pocket on the chest. It can be worn open over a tank or tee, and the sleeves can be slightly rolled up.
Dockers Pride Unisex Tank Top
This soft cotton jersey tank top is a regular fit, so it fits you perfectly. Patterned with horizontal rainbow stripes and a patch at the hem, this is a tank that goes with everything.
Based in Washington state, this sustainable company has created the Chooka Eastlake Pride Rainbow Chelsea Rain Boot, a unisex rain boot that will keep your feet dry all year long. If you’re caught in any June showers during Pride month, these boots will be there for you.
Chooka Eastlake Pride Rainbow Chelsea Rain Boot
Chooka’s unisex Chelsea rain boot is made from durable Ultra HC Rubber and is completely waterproof. The center elastic gore features the rainbow flag. The back pull-tag is done in bright red.
Joann Pride 2021 Collection
JOANN is one of those stores, that the moment you walk in, your inner crafter starts screaming to get out before you spend all your money. Their stores are stocked with all sorts of kits, stickers, fabrics, and more stuff that you could stay busy making things for years and years. Their Pride collection has everything from adult tutus to stickers.
JOANN True Colors Bag — Pride Tie Dye & Love
It was hard to pick one item to showcase JOANN’s Pride collection, but we opted to be practical. Their True Colors Bag can carry your stuff all year long, not just during Pride month. The rainbow tie-dye print bag has an adjustable shoulder strap and top handles, making it easy to carry it around. There’s a nice-sized outer pocket with the phrase “Love Is Love Is Love Is Love” on the outside, and is spacious enough to hold phone, keys and other items you need to grab quickly.
Totes Ferosh is a Chicago-based Queer artist whose solo art exhibition debuts in his hometown on June 4, 2021. He’ll be donating 10% of the profits from his art show to Chicago’s Howard Brown LGBTQ nonprofit. Can’t make the show? Visit his Etsy store for tees and artwork that celebrates the LGBTQ community.
TotesFerosh Pride Typography Tee
Each Pride Typography tee is handmade to order. Emblazoned across the front is the word PRIDE spelled out in rainbow-hued colors. Grab it in black, white, light gray, dark gray, or navy.
Happy Socks Pride Collection
This year the company that makes joyful-looking socks has donated their entire campaign budget to InterPride. In addition to that, they’re also donating 10% of the profit from every pair of Pride-themed socks sold to that organization, too.
Happy Socks Pride Gift Box – 3 Pack
This three-pack of cotton blend socks features three designs: Pride Big Dot socks, Rock N Rolla Polka Dot socks and Pride Sunrise socks. Go ahead and flash those ankles wearing any of these cheerful prints.
Happy Socks Kids Smiling Heart Socks
Made for little ones, the socks are sizes from 0 to 12months, these itty bitty socks are dotted with smiling rainbow hearts.
Skagen Aaren Pride Collection
The Scandinavian design-inspired watch company has partnered with InterPride, and will be donating $25,000 from their limited edition Aaren Pride Collection to that nonprofit. These unisex watches design is based on the Pride and Transgender Flags. Both watches feature a specially numbered back. As with all Skagen Aaren watches, the 20mm straps can be swapped out for a different colored strap from their collection.
Skagen Aaren Pride Watches
Each watch comes in a rainbow-colored box, perfect for giving or showing off on your dresser. The watch case measures 41mm and is a classic three-hand watch. The face is white with silver hands, and circular rainbow-colored indices decorate the watch’s face.
UGG Pride Collection
Musician Lil Nas X and actress/singer Hari Nef are the brand’s Pride Prom models and ambassadors, and they look awesome showing off their UGG Pride footwear. For the fifth year, UGG has partnered with the Pacific Pride Foundation for an all-inclusive virtual Proud Prom in California. The stars look awesome showing off the rainbow-colored footwear, and we’re obsessed.
UGG’s 2021 Pride Collection features clothing and shoes including the glorious Disco Stripe. Speaking of the Disco Stripe, UGG will donate $25 per pair of sales with a maximum donation of $125,000 to GLAAD. Additionally, The Fluff Yeah Cali Collage, Fluff Yeah slides, Cali Collage, Slide and Highland high-top sneaker are all remade in rainbow hues and come in adult and kid’s sizes. UGG is also featuring a matching clothing collection. The collection ranges in price from $20.00 to $128.00.
UGG Disco Stripe Slide
This retro-styled platform slide comes in either the classic Pride bright rainbow or the pastel rainbow stripes of the trans pride flag. It has an elastic back strap, so it’ll stay on your feet no matter what moves you pull on the dance floor. The platform slide has a sheepskin and wool blend upper, leather sock liner, an EVA midsole and sturdy rubber outsole.
UGG Fluff Yeah Cali Collage
Wear this pastel trans rainbow slide slipper in and out of the house. It has a faux shearling upper, UGG Treadlite outsole, and a very comfy EVA midsole.
Converse Pride Collection
For its sixth annual unisex Pride collection, Converse’s rainbow-hued capsule contains clothing and re-styled Chuck 70, Chuck Taylor All Star shoes in low and high-top versions, the Run Star Hike and slides. This year, their Pride motif “Find Your Pride” is a floral accented mountain that symbolizes one’s journey through life. Converse will be donating a portion of their sales to their long-time LGBTQ+ partners, which is the It’s Get Better Project, Ali Forney Center, BAGLY, and OUT MetroWest. Prices range from $20.00 for a tank and go up to $115.00 for their Pride Run Star Hike sneakers, which are incredible.
Converse Pride Chuck 70
One side of this unisex white canvas high top has rainbow embroidery that climbs up from the bottom of the shoe. On the other side, is Converse’s star redone in rainbow hues….and the outsole! The rubber outsole is color blocked in rainbow hues too.
Converse Pride All Star Slide
Beach, pool, market…wherever you go, show off your unisex Pride slides. The top is imprinted with the “Find Your Pride” brightly colored graphic print.
Vans Pride Collection
Like the other brands showcased here, Vans’ Pride Collection lets you dress yourself from head to toe in Pride gear. Prices range from $14.00 to $85.00, and include items like their iconic Slip-On, ERA and tees. You can pick up stuff in sizes that range from tiny toddlers to adults. The company is donating $200,000 to four different global LGBTQ+ nonprofit organizations— GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal and Tokyo Rainbow Pride.
Vans Pride Old Skool
Their classic skater sneaker is updated for Pride. Its insole is rainbow-hued, as is the topstitching that runs along the shoe. It has a padded collar, reinforced toe caps, white sidewalls, and the brand’s signature waffle outsole.
Vans Pride Stripe 17” Volley
These striped volleyball shorts have a horizontal rainbow that adds a splash of color to them. Made from lightweight poly, they have an elasticated waist, front pockets, and a zippered back pocket.
Teva Pride Collection
For Pride 2021, Teva will be donating $35,000 to the Human Rights Foundation. The footwear brand has also released a Pride 2021 fashion collection that includes sandals and accessories. There are even some rainbow-colored dog collars if you’re bringing your puppy to pride this year. Personally, we love the white sandals with rainbow straps, but the entire collection is worth a closer look. There are also some great platform sandals.
Teva Original Universal Pride Sandals
These white sandals feature brightly colored details that are perfect for Pride Month.