Mariah Carey is really upping her gay icon status with the release of Mariah Pride, a collection of LGBT pride goods including tank tops, T-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants and phone cases.
We’re opening our wallets right now, because we need all of it.
The rainbow is an important part of Mariah Carey’s brand since her 1999 studio album Rainbow featured an iconic, David LaChapelle-snapped photo. Fittingly, all of the merchandise includes snaps from the famous photo shoot including one previously unreleased one with a neon-lit rainbow in the background.
But it’s not just for style purposes, darling. The Mariah Pride merch sold also raises money for a good cause.
“A portion of proceeds will be donated to GLAAD,” the site says. “GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.”
Carey was honored with the Ally Award at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.
“Thank you for the unconditional love, Carey told the audience after accepting the award from out director Lee Daniels. “Cause it is very difficult for me to have that. I haven’t experienced much of it. So I thank you. I wish all of you love, peace and harmony.”
The tanks would make a great addition to any queer boy’s closet. But so would the jogger pants that feature a rainbow stripe down one pant leg. If donning the elusive chanteuse or a rainbow is a bit much for your otherwise subtle wardrobe, than glam up your phone with one of the cute cases baring her image.
One catch: you’ll have to wait for next pride month to actually wear the items. Shipping doesn’t start until July 3. Bummer, we know.
But all in all, we think this is really fun, especially considering how Mariah modeled one of the tank tops herself on Instagram.
Now, when do we get that re-release of Rainbow?