(AllHipHop News) Earlier this year, Hip Hop artist Taylor Bennett announced on Twitter that he identifies as bisexual.
Chance The Rapper’s younger brother has now teamed up with Urban Outfitters to help foster pride in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning community.
All proceeds from the 7-piece UO Pride collection will benefit the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), an organization dedicated to supporting the safety of LGBTQ students in schools across the country.
“I think we’re now starting to see a bigger wave of people wanting to stand together as a group and say ‘This is what I believe.’ We’re at the point now where you can do your thing and you can be accepted,” Taylor told Billboard. “If someone doesn’t want to accept you, then – pardon my language – f-ck ‘em. You’ve got to be yourself 24/7.”
LGBTQ rights are not the only social issues Bennett has championed as a public figure.
The Restoration Of An American Idol EP creator has also been working to combat youth homelessness in his hometown of Chicago.
“We’re working with La Casa Norte which is a shelter in Chicago. Homeless youth is a really big problem. When people think about homelessness, they don’t think about kids. Usually, they think about adults,” said Bennett in an AllHipHop.com interview in February.
He added, “But in fact, homelessness with kids is a huge epidemic, especially in Chicago. So I’ve been doing a lot of work to try to bring the city together and to make something happen.
The Taylor Bennett x Urban Outfitters Pride collection is available in all North American Urban Outfitters stores and at urbanoutfitters.com.