GLAAD And American Apparel Unveil New Equality Tees

GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, and clothing giant American Apparel, today announced they teamed up to release a new line of equality tees, just in time for LGBT Pride Month. Fifteen percent of all net sales will benefit GLAAD’s work to share stories from the LGBT community that build support for equality.

In a company first, American Apparel has also featured an openly transgender model in its ad campaign for the new items. Former America’s Next Top Model contestant, advocate, and openly transgender model Isis King is among those donning the shirts in ads featured on American Apparel’s website and in print.

American Apparel employees will also join GLAAD staff in LGBT Pride marches across the nation, including in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

"We're super proud to support LGBT Pride again this year and partner with GLAAD in these events. It’s time for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, to accept each other and thrive in harmony. We hope everyone comes out and joins us," said Marsha Brady, a creative director for American Apparel.

"American Apparel is showing bold leadership by being among just a few companies to include transgender people in its national ads," said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. "Additionally, the company's statement that 'Gay is OK' will reach millions and send an important message in support of equality."

Check out those American Apparel Pride shirt here.