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If you want to make a statement, one of the best ways is to wear it. Since June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, brands are offering up collections geared to celebrate the LGBT pride events happening around the world. Athletic companies in particular seem to be in on the trend, meaning your leggings and sneakers may be especially colorful.
Here's a roundup of pride fashion to shop this month, from sneakers to bandanas to one entirely gender-neutral line from Levi's.
Nike's Be True collection has been an annual affair since 2012, one year after Nike helped found the LGBT Sports Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity, inclusion, and nondiscrimination in sports.
Sneakers from 2016's collection came out today, and all the pieces in the line feature riffs on two prominent symbols of pride: the rainbow flag and a pink triangle. Nike will donate a portion of Be True sales to organizations empowering the LGBT sports community.
Adidas's 2016 Pride Pack came out yesterday, featuring Superstar sneakers splattered in rainbow paint (similar to last year). Adidas's logo and classic three stripes are also reimagined with rainbow accents. The line is available online and in stores, from $15 to $100.
"We want to celebrate the vibrancy of the LGBT community worldwide and we want to celebrate the accomplishments the community has achieved over the years," Johannes Donath, Adidas Group’s global head of LGBT networks told Racked. "Our aim when launching this collection is to create a product collection that embraces Diversity in its entirety. While the collection is created by the Adidas LGBT network across several location within the company the message is that we embrace all sorts of diversity. The collection is a vehicle for all consumers to express a statement of support."
Levi’s third Pride collection launched in May, and it's designed to be entirely gender neutral. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation, and details include trucker jackets emblazoned with Harvey Milk’s "Hope will never be silent" quote and a Harvey Milk bottle graphic. There's plenty of denim embroidery and an on-trend bandana.
In May, Converse gave Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers a colorful makeover with three new rainbow-inspired sneakers designed to celebrate the LGBT pride events. This is the third year that Converse has been involved with Pride. This year's collection includes rainbow versions of low-tops and high-tops, as well as T-shirts. Rainbow splatter-paint pops up here, just like in the Adidas line.
All 30 NBA teams are offering limited-edition Pride T-shirts, as part of a collaboration between the National Basketball Association and Teespring. Grab your home team's logo tee here for $24.95. A portion of sales benefits the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
This year's Pride collection trolls Donald Trump with the slogan "Make America Gay Again." Shop it here, with 30% of the collection's sales going to support the Equality Act and the fight to end discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
The cycling studio's summer collection includes a few Pride-themed tops.
June 8, 2016, 3:35 p.m.:
This post has been updated with additional Pride collections.