CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Gypsy Sport will embark on a month-long Pride tour this month, celebrating the LGBTQ community through BBQ's, clothing drives, parties and exclusive pop-up shops.
The brand's initiative is arranged to benefit homeless youth in partnership with organizations like the Los Angeles LGBT Center, New Avenues for Youth and Larkin Street Youth Services. Throughout June, Gypsy Sport will to pass through five different cities across America, including LA, NYC, Portland and San Francisco.
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First, the brand's queer founder, Rio Uribe, will be a guest speaker on June 9 for "Career Talks" at the LA LGBT Youth Center, which empowers homeless and runaway youth to achieve their education dreams. That same night, Gypsy Sport will host a Pride pre-game in Frog Town, featuring a DJ set by Alexis Penney, live performance by Bebe Huxley and rare pieces available for sale.
On June 15, Uribe will pass through New York for the city's "largest queer formal party," aptly dubbed the "Anti-Prom." A collaboration with Brujas, Gypsy Sport will host its LGBTQ party on a boat ride around the Hudson River, with a DJ set by Estehlluh and performance from a special unannounced guest. (Tickets are available, here).
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Portland will host an official underwear drive on June 17, where Uribe plans to sell more archival Gypsy Sport garments. They're asking attendees to bring with them a pair of new undies or socks, which will be donated to the Sexual Minority and Youth Resource Center, a safe space in Portland for minority youth to participate in positive, creative activities.
Gypsy Sport's tour closes on June 23 with San Francisco's Trans March, where the brand invites you to join them at Dolores Park to support and celebrate the city's transgender community. "Since the last election, trans and gender non-conforming people's rights have been under attack," Uribe says. "So as a resistance, bring your biggest, brightest fashion and let's unite in power."
For more information on Gypsy Sport's Pride tour, click here.