After an incredibly challenging year for all of us, that’s the message we’re sending out to you this Pride Month, Aerie fam. We want to help create a world in which every member of the LGBTQ+ community (and their allies) feels the love: from their family, their peers and themselves. This year, we’re proud to partner with an organization whose mission is exactly that.
Growing up LGBTQ+ can be a difficult, even isolating experience, but the It Gets Better Project aims to change that. Founded by journalist Dan Savage and his partner, Terry Miller, in 2010, the It Gets Better Project provides hope, encouragement and community to millions of young LGBTQ+ people worldwide, promising that no matter how challenging their current situation, there is love, community, connection and freedom in the near future.
From its inception as a social media campaign, the It Gets Better Project has grown to a multi-media platform and global movement. Through inspiring media programming, a network of international affiliates and access to community-based service providers, the It Gets Better Project fosters connection, empowerment and pride among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
In honor of Pride Month, the LGBTQ+ members of our Aerie fam and their allies, we’re proud to support the It Gets Better Project with a donation of $50,000. And YOU can help!
Your purchase = a donation on us. From June 11th to June 13th, 2021, we’ll donate $1 from every Real Rewards purchase (up to $50,000) to the It Gets Better Project. As long as you’re a Real Rewards member, your in-store or online purchase of AE, Aerie, OFFL/NE™ by Aerie will contribute.
Get rewarded — we appreciate you. And as a thank-you, as part of your Real Rewards purchase from June 11th to June 13th, you will receive a $5 reward to use at a later date!
We’re sending you love, Aerie fam. This month – and every month – love yourself, love your Aerie fam and be proud of who you are. Tell us how you’re celebrating Pride Month in the comments – we want to hear from you!