The openly bisexual indie rapper teamed up with UO to support LGBTQ+ advocacy group, GLSEN
Indie rapper Taylor Bennett has been a fan of Urban Outfitters since the clothing giant opened their shop in his Chicago hometown years ago. “Me, my brother [Chance the Rapper], and [rapper] Vic Mensa would go down there,” Bennett says. “They were the first place we could actually get skinny jeans from—[Levi’s] 510s, 511s and slim fits.” So when an opportunity to collaborate with UO (also the store where he bought his first pair of Vans) as an official ambassador arose, Bennett, of course, was all in.
The pairing resulted in an UO Pride collection benefiting the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), aiming to ensure safe and affirming schools for LGBTQ+ students. The 7-piece offering, which launches on May 30 in all North American Urban Outfitters, includes one long-sleeve tee, three short-sleeve graphic tees, a tapestry, and two baseball hats. They come in shades of pink, blue and white with messages like "Love is Love” in colorful designs from UO’s in-house designers. 100% of all profits from merchandise sold will be donated to GLSEN.