‘Nature allows you to be who you might be,’ says environmentalist drag queen Pattie Gonia. In a snap, the queen magically dons full regalia. ‘Even homosexual,’ she whispers with a wink.
Right now, The North Face and drag queen Pattie Gonia announce a partnership to rejoice the “Summer time of Pleasure.” The collection of occasions seeks to carry folks collectively, rejoice LGBTQ+ communities, and join with nature.
The North Face additionally plans to construct on its multiyear partnership with Courageous Trails, a company and residential summer season camp for LGBTQ+ youth. Via the Summer time of Pleasure, the model will donate $100,000 to the group that gears its down-to-earth program towards management and abilities improvement.
Lastly, The North Face launched a decent assortment primarily based across the pleasure flag along with the celebration and its assist for Courageous Trails.
Summer time of Pleasure Particulars
The occasions will happen in 4 cities within the coming months. Portland, Ore., Denver, Columbus, Ohio, and San Francisco, are on the schedule. Pattie Gonia will emcee the present (presumably with out stealing it, although we don’t see what might upstage her).
At every location, she and the model will look to attach attendees with The North Face grant companions and concentrate on “supporting native engagement.”
Grant companions embody The North Face Discover Fund winners, together with trans climber Erin Parisi, environmental science fanatic and forager Alexis Nicole Nelson, and extra. The companions designed the “select your personal journey” occasion construction to offer each visitor the prospect to rejoice the outside of their means.
“The LGBTQ+ neighborhood must be all over the place — particularly the outside. We’re right here, we’re Queer, and we’re having fun with the outside,” Pattie Gonia mentioned.
“I’m thrilled to accomplice with The North Face and different neighborhood leaders to create a protected house to rejoice the good outside with the Queer neighborhood. This collaboration helps broaden exploration for everybody, particularly the LGBTQ+ neighborhood who’re vastly underrepresented within the outside neighborhood.”
Following the native theme, The North Face partnered with native gear outlets alongside the way in which like Evo Denver.
Punch your tickets to the Summer time of Pleasure by means of The North Face occasions web page. Dates beneath:
- Portland: June 11
- Denver: August 6
- Columbus: August 30
- San Francisco: TBD (initially November 5)