Rihanna has come out in support of Principle 6! The biggest story leading up to the Winter Olympics currently taking place in Sochi, Russia sadly was not about the athletic talent but about Russia’s anti-gay laws. Rihanna linked to a great article by Frank Bruni on the New York Times blog that explains the significance of the Principle 6 campaign. Click here to read.
Basically, Alexander Wang created a simple black beanie with P6 as a way for athletes and supporters of the LGBT community to show their support without invoking the wrath of the Russian government. Putin’s government has banned anything they deemed “gay propaganda” such as rainbow flags, one of the most used symbols of the LGBT community. The P6 beanie is a subtle but effective way of skirting around these laws. The limited edition beanie retails for an affordable $125 and proceeds go towards Athlete Ally. Please visit Athlete Ally to learn more about the movement.
- Alexander Wang P6 cashmere knit beanie ($125)
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