LOCKWOOD51, purveyor of in-your- face queer street wear, teams up with Leighton Brown and Matthew Riemer, the curators behind the essential @LGBT_History Instagram page, to debut a mesh tank featuring a grid of iconic gay activists. The tank pays tribute to LGBT heroes that have broken down barriers and crashed thru societal walls over the past 100 years. The timing of this collaboration is perfect for summer pride celebrations all over the country and 20% of profits from sales will go directly to the Trevor Project. Wear our queer legacy to the party and fight the straight-washing of history!
BIO: The creator and designer behind LOCKWOOD51 spent years working for Vans, Altamont, Nike and other large companies that tapped his punk rock edge and indie aesthetic for their mainstream brand design. During his career, he hid his sexuality in order to advance through the ranks of a homophobic corporate environment; but this took a toll on his creative expression. In 2014, after moving to Los Angeles, he founded LOCKWOOD51 to make personal, heartfelt, uber-gay work that queers apparel and bashes intolerance. For lack of a better term, LOCKWOOD51’s “streetwear” is designed to celebrate queer identity and empower queer youth.