Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Or LGBT as you may know it, is a fast growing community. In 1978, San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker designed the first modern gay pride flag by combining eight stripes, each a different color with its own symbolism: pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for the human spirit. When he wanted to manufacture the flag for sale, he found that hot pink wasn’t as available as the other colors, and so the flag dropped to seven colors. Baker later dropped indigo to maintain an even number, and the flag arrived at its contemporary six colors. Brands like Levi’s, Adidas, Nike, and Nordstrom as well as many others are here to support this movement. June has officially been named LGBT month. Gucci presented its 2017 Resort collection in Westminster Abbey and models fiercely strutted down the aisle in laced club-kid platforms with rainbow pattern. Models also wore garments tagged “Blind for Love.” Kenneth Cole is also a huge supporter of LGBT. He’s created a limited time tie with a equal sign embroidered on the bottom and also released a print campaign in 2013 in support of same sex marriage. There are countless numbers of brands that support the LGBT community, and I for one definitely think you should pick up some of these limited time new releases.

-Kareshma Singh