More update: The shirts can be ordered by phone and shipped. See the list of stores selling the shirts here.
Update: Apparently Old Navy doesn’t intend to sell these shirts on the company’s website, but rather only in selected stores. I’ve written to the company’s customer service department to request a list of stores with the shirts, but I haven’t received it yet. I’ll update when I do. Meanwhile, you can email Old Navy, firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the retailer by Twitter, @OldNavy, and let them know this is a great idea, but only if the shirts are accessible to Pride supporters everywhere. After all, the point of the It Gets Better Project is to make sure that support is visible to teens in every nook and cranny of the country, right?
Mega-retailer Old Navy is lending its support to the It Gets Better Project in the form of Pride t-shirts.
The shirts go on sale Wednesday, June 1 and will be available in sizes for men, women, and babies.
Old Navy has a long history of selling over-the-top patriotic get-ups for the Fourth of July. The retailer’s LGBT and homogay-supportive customers will find these a colorful and welcome switch-up.
Ten percent of the sale of each shirt will be donated to the It Gets Better Project, founded by Dan Savage and his husband, Terry Miller. The project aims to help aims to help disenfranchised gay kids get through their difficult teenage years by by presenting positive images, and the stories, of queer adults.
Want to show your support?
Visit Old Navy’s website Wednesday and order a t-shirt. Or, make a donation directly to the It Gets Better Project through the organization’s website. (While you’re there, check out the video contribution by LGBT employees of The Gap, Old Navy’s parent company.)