Converse welcomes Miley Cyrus to the brand.
In celebration of pride month, Miley joins Converse’s YES TO ALL campaign to support LGBTQ youth and equality.
International pop star, and philanthropist Miley Cyrus is known for using her voice on and off the stage to speak out for the rights for the people in our streets, our cities and our world. Through her Happy Hippie Foundation, Mileyrallies for young people to stand up against the injustices that face LGBTQ youth today.
In the same spirit,Converse says YES TO ALL, standing with youth, freedom of expression, and the belief that whatever gender, sexual orientation or identity, everyone should feel free to be exactly who they are.
This year, 100% of the net proceeds of direct sales from the Converse Pride Collection will go to charities supporting LGBTQ initiatives, including The Happy Hippie Foundation, whose mission is to create positive outcomes in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world. The 2017 Pride Collection is a limited-edition collection of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star and Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 – designed to celebrate the LGBTQ community with bright colors and bold details.
“The Happy Hippie Foundation was created to stand up to the injustices LGBTQ youth face on a daily basis in the world today. Working with Converse as an ally in this movement means the world to me,” said Miley Cyrus. “Converse champions youth and how important it is to give every young individual the ability to raise their voice and define their culture.I’m excited to work alongside a brand that shares both my values and style.”
“An icon in her own right, Miley provides anincredible voice for the youth of today. We are honored to stand withsuch a strong advocate for the LGBTQ youth communities and together encourage the world to say Yes to All,” said Davide Grasso, Converse CEO & President. “This is just the beginning of what will be an exciting partnership with Miley.”
Miley performed at the Capital Pride concert on Sunday, June 11th, 2017. Converse supported Miley’s unique Twitter live moment where she interacted with fans alongside the pride celebration.
For more information on Converse’s YES TO ALL program, visit Converse.com/YESTOALL.Stay tune for more to come from the world of Converse and Miley. #YesToAll
Converse Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoe and the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories and is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries. For more information, please visit http://news.nike.com/converse and follow @converse.
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