Parade believes in color as a powerful part of your self-expression. And, we know that self-expression is about more than your style or what you wear — it’s about the right to safely express your gender and sexual identities.
In our political moment, that right is not afforded equally. To celebrate and protect self-expression where many are at risk, we’re donating over 1,000 pairs of underwear to 5 LGBTQIA centers across the US. Because a friend sent you to the Parade, we’re donating an additional pair with your purchase.
Read more about the organizations we’re partnering with below:
G.L.I.T.S. is a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the LGBTQIA community. Ceyenne Doroshow founded G.L.I.T.S. in 2015 to provide countrywide support to members of the LGBTQIA community who are struggling with threats of violence, homelessness, unemployment due to discrimination, the criminalization of sex work, and lack of health care. G.L.I.T.S. provides career training, certifications, and housing referrals as well as hygienic essentials like wipes and deodorant to Trans people who have just been released from prison.
The Okra Project is a New-York based collective that is dedicated to nourishing the Black Trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming community. The organization pays Black Trans chefs to go into the homes of Black Trans people to cook them a healthy and home-cooked meal.
The HYPE Center by Freedom Forward is a multi-service youth center for people ages 14-25 who have experienced homelessness,, the foster care or probation system, and/or the sex trade. Designed by youth, the HYPE Center allows young people to access the services and resources they want under one roof.
Trinity Place Shelter is based in the Upper West Side in NYC. Their mission is to help homeless LGBTQIA youth to safely transition out of the shelter system and grow into independent, positive adults. Trinity Place Shelter is a non-sectarian, 10-bed transitional shelter that provides LGBTQIA young people with a safe place to sleep, shower, eat and store belongings. They provide individual and group counseling, independent living supportive services, and access to transportation.
Pridelines is a grassroots nonprofit organization founded by gay and bisexual youth for LGBTQIA youth and their allies in the wake of Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” campaign.Their mission is to support, educate and empower South Florida’s community in safe and diverse spaces to promote dialogue and wellness and to foster social change. Pridelines provides a safe space, social support, skills building, leadership development and referrals to mental health, health care and support services for LGBTQIA youth throughout South Florida.
Thank you for helping us create the world of Parade in Technicolor. We're honored to partner with these organizations and grateful for your help in supporting them.