VOICING SUPPORT: Invigorated by collaborations with such designers as Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis and Christian Siriano, the Human Rights Campaign will add musical voices to the growing chorus of LGBT rights supporters. The HRC has teamed up with pop star Ke$ha to promote equality.
National Coming Out Day — which takes place Tuesday — encourages LGBT people and their supporters to live open and honest lives. “Much like a zebra doesn’t change its stripes, we hope people of all walks of life, LGBT and straight allies, celebrate themselves and their unique contribution to the fight for equality,” said HRC president Joe Solmonese.
As part of the Musicians for Equality series, the HRC has created a unisex T-shirt which features a purple zebra, a color which symbolizes “spirit” on the rainbow flag, along with the phrase “We R Who We R,” (Ke$ha’s smash hit about self-expression and identity); HRC’s equality logo, and Ke$ha’s signature on the front.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from T-shirt sales will support HRC’s commitment to LGBT equality. The T-shirts, which retail for $35, will be sold at HRC stores in Provincetown, Mass., San Francisco Washington and shop.hrc.org. Only 1,000 T-shirts were produced.