Abercrombie and Fitch’s Misguided Pride Tweet
In what appears to be an effort to exploit Pride and sell more rainbow merchandise, Abercrombie and Fitch tweeted out a few things that set off a firestorm on Twitter.
As part of a collaboration with the Trevor Project, Abercrombie and Fitch teamed up for a campaign called Made For Love.
As promotional material, the fashion brand tweeted quotes from employees about Pride, as well as a link to the rainbow merchandise.
One tweet read: ‘”The Pride community is everybody, not just LGBTQ people.” – Kayla, merchandiser.’
People on Twitter did not respond well.
You can check it out here. The A&F tweets have been deleted, but someone took screen shots.
Philadelphia Adds New Colors To Pride Flag
If you didn’t know what all the colors of the pride flag represent, this one is interesting.
The iconic rainbow flag was designed by the late Gilbert Baker in 1978. Originally having eight colors, hot pink and turquoise being removed due to the lack of availability of those dyes, the now-famous flag consists of six colors. Red to represent life, orange to represent healing, yellow to represent sunlight, green to represent nature, indigo to represent harmony, and violet to represent spirit.
But Philadelphia is looking to make the flag have eight colorful stripes again – this time with the addition of black and brown.
There’s more here. There’s a video, too. I don’t see anything wrong with it, but if you read the comments you’ll see that not everyone agrees.
Texas Could Lose 2018 NFL Draft Because of Trans Bathroom Debates
The transgender bathroom issue is something I’ve seen popping up all over and I don’t think it’s going to disappear any time soon.
Dallas may lose the chance to host the 2018 NFL Draft due to political debates surrounding transgender bathroom laws.
The Dallas Cowboys are among 22 cities pitching to host next year’s Draft, which comes with coveted investments.
But an anti-trans bathroom bill, expected to be debated in July this year, may put the NFL off the Texan city.
There’s more here.