8 ways to make a style statement by showing your support for Orlando
After the mass shooting at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Fla., earlier this month, clothing and fitness companies, musicians and others have created T-shirts with messages and slogans and other fashion-oriented gear to allow consumers to help support Orlando, the LGBT community and the nightclub shooting victims.
In most cases, these wearable options were designed to raise awareness and money for the shooting victims and their families. Orlando-themed T-shirts sold through “Hamilton” playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda’s official merchandise website to raise money for charity are already sold out, and according to a message posted on his site, a Love is Love collection – its name is based on Miranda’s powerful Tony Award acceptance speech – is set to launch in July.
Now, here are eight other fashion-minded ways to make a statement about the Orlando tragedy.
To Write Love on Her Arms, a Melbourne, Fla.-based nonprofit organization that strives to help those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide, is selling To Write Love on Her Arms T-shirts and tank tops in a rainbow print. The tees and tank tops are $24 each and available here. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to pay for counseling for the community through Orlando’s Solace Counseling, Zebra Coalition and the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, according to the organization’s website.
Los Angeles-based Omgi Yoga has designed Onelove yoga pants with 102 hearts, each representing one of the people who was killed or wounded during the Orlando nightclub shooting. The pants are available here for $99. Omgi will donate all of the proceeds from pant sales to the National Center for Victims of Crime and to the Orlando Health Foundation, according to a media release.
This $22.99 T-shirt to show your support for Orlando is available here. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the LGBT Community Center of Orlando.
Pop-rock band Panic! At the Disco took the lyrics, “Girls love girls and boys,” from its song “Girls/Girls/Boys,” put them in a bold font and in rainbow print on a tee. Women’s tees and tank tops go for $24.99-$27.99 and are available here. The proceeds from sales will go toward the Pulse Victims Fund, a GoFundMe account created by Tampa, Fla.-based Equality Florida, an LGBT civil rights organization.
This shirt, which has a rainbow-colored pulse illustration and includes the words “Orlando Strong” in a small font, is available here for $20 and will benefit Pulse Victims Fund. It is available in several styles including long-sleeve and hoodies.
This “Dance With Whoever Makes You Happy” T-shirt is available here for $22, and a portion of the proceeds will go toward Equality Florida.
Profits from this $22.99 shirt will go toward the GLBT Center of Central Florida. The tee is available here.
Rock band Beartooth announced on its Twitter account last week that it’s selling a T-shirt that features a rainbow design encircling the band’s “B” logo. According to the Twitter post, all proceeds from sales of the shirt will be donated to Pulse Victims Fund. The $20 shirts are available here.