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The LGBTQIA+ community has been continually recognized all over the world for their rights and achievements. Many fashion brands are incorporating the rainbow symbol into their products, which represents the diversity of gender and its acceptance.
Additionally, several Hollywood artists are now standing up for the LGBTQ+ community by calling out hate speech and vigilantly fighting against gender-based discrimination.
The two biggest names in Hollywood and fashion have shown their support for ‘Rainbow Month’ – Oscar-winning artist Cher and Donatella Versace have combined their efforts to celebrate diversity and acceptance this month.
The duo behind the campaign is looking to raise funds in order for them to support the activities and needs of the gender-diverse youth and other related communities.
The partners have come together to create a new line of clothing that pays homage to the community. Versace will be selling socks, hats, as well T-shirts with the Versace brand logo and icons that are rainbow-themed. The line is called “Chersace.”
Products of the Chersace line come with prices ranging from $425 to over $3K.
“Donatella and I have been dear friends for a lifetime,” Cher said. “It just felt right for our very first collaboration to be one about LGBTQ Pride and celebrating a community that means so incredibly much to both of us.”
Cher is considered an icon for most gay men and has been a strong supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community for a long time.
“One day, I came home, and there were these two men in my living room with my mom and my aunt. They were doing their hair and talking, and I was thinking, ‘Why haven’t we ever had these kind of guys around? Because these guys are the coolest,” the actress recalls.
“That was my (introduction to) the gay world,” Cher added. “Gay people don’t feel like they fit in, and I never felt like I fit in.”
The potential earnings of the Chersace project will go to a charity that supports and protects the rights of gender non-conforming youth.
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