June 03, 2014
HRC and Macy’s Partner in Celebration of National Pride Month
WASHINGTON – The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) – the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization – is celebrating the launch of a partnership with Macy’s in honor of National Pride Month. The retailer will feature new HRC merchandise at select locations including Macy's Beverly Center (Los Angeles, CA), Easton (Columbus, OH), Fountain Place (Cincinnati, OH), Downtown Minneapolis, Union Square (San Francisco, CA), and West County (St. Louis, MO), throughout the month of June which is LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) Pride Month. HRC’s ‘Everyone – Everywhere’ and ‘I Stand On the Right Side of History’ merchandise will be prominently displayed on t-shirts, hats and accessories throughout stores and one hundred percent of the proceeds will go towards HRC’s fight for equality.
“Over the course of the three years of HRC’s pop-up partnership with Macy’s, the LGBTQ equality landscape has rapidly changed with significant victories all across this country,” said Don Kiser, HRC’s Creative Director. “We are thrilled that, once again, Macy’s proudly stands with us on the right side of history as we remain fully committed to bringing full equality to everyone, everywhere.”
“We are happy to celebrate National Pride Month with our employees, customers and the LGBTQ community through our annual Pride + Joy campaign,” said William Hawthorne, senior vice-president, Diversity Strategies and Legal Affairs, Macy’s, Inc. “Not only are we able to support the LGBTQ community through festive celebrations and community initiatives, but we are also giving back through our long-standing support of the Human Rights Campaign, as well as the support we provide to local organizations that are making a difference in this community.”
Macy’s is one of HRC's National Corporate Partners and has consistently rated highly on the HRC Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, the national standard in evaluating policies, practices and diversity efforts relating to LGBT workers. The Index considers non-discrimination policies, benefits, diversity training and other internal resources for LGBT workers, as well as external support for LGBT consumers and job seekers.
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy's Foundation, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers. For Macy’s media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at www.macys.com/pressroom.