Established in 2019
Welcome to Gay Pride Apparel, a New York City-based company founded by two first-generation Mexican-Americans dedicated to creating high-quality clothing and accessories that celebrate and empower the LGBTQ+ community.
As members of the LGBTQ+ community ourselves, we know firsthand the importance of visibility and representation. We launched Gay Pride Apparel in January of 2019 with the goal of creating a space where queer folks could find clothing and accessories that truly reflected who they were, while also promoting a message of love, acceptance, and pride.
Since our launch, we've been honored to ship over 35,000 orders to customers worldwide, and to have been featured in over a dozen news publications for our work promoting queer visibility and representation. As first-generation Mexican-Americans, we're also committed to using our platform to uplift marginalized communities' voices and center the experiences of queer people of color in our work.
We hope that our products inspire you to express yourself boldly and authentically and to join us in the fight for a more just and inclusive world.
Our Motto: Be you. Be proud. Year round.
The People Behind the Brand
Hi! We're Jesus (right) & Sergio (left)! We are the two people behind Gay Pride Apparel. We have been friends since 6th grade (pictured here) in West Phoenix, Arizona.
We went through school together as friends and then went to separate colleges. After college, we decided to start dating and move to chase our dreams in New York City. We're both first-generation Mexican-American and wanted to achieve success to make our families proud.
Our journey to founding "Gay Pride Apparel" began in early 2019. We wanted to create a space where queer folks could find clothing and accessories that truly represented who they were.
So, in January of 2019, we decided to take the leap and launch our online store. We pooled together our savings and invested in a small inventory of t-shirts, hats, and other accessories, all featuring vibrant colors and bold designs that proudly displayed messages of love and acceptance.
At first, we weren't sure if anyone would be interested in our products. But to our surprise, orders started rolling in almost immediately. Word of mouth spread quickly, and before we knew it, our social media accounts were flooded with messages of support from happy customers.
We worked tirelessly to keep up with the demand, pouring all of our energy into their business. We spent countless hours designing new products, responding to customer inquiries, and packing orders by hand in their tiny apartment.
Despite the long hours and hard work, we never lost sight of our mission. We wanted to create a business that not only provided quality products, but also fostered a sense of community and support for the LGBTQ+ folks they served.
As our business continued to grow, we began to see the impact of our work firsthand. We received countless messages from customers who were thrilled to finally find clothing and accessories that truly represented who they were.
Now, just a few years after starting our business, we have achieved incredible success. We've shipped over 35,000 orders to customers across the world, and our products have been featured in countless publications and media outlets. But most importantly, we've created a space where queer folks can feel proud and empowered, and we've made a meaningful impact on the LGBTQ+ community.
Our mission is simple. It is to bring pride to every single person on the planet. We started our store for those who do not have access to local pride, a local pride store, or who live in a place that is not as progressive as the big cities.
Imagine this. You live in a small town. You want to show your pride. But you can't find any way to show it. So you find us! We ship to you. Discreetly. And you have a piece of our store that helps you feel empowered. and proud.
That's who we are here for.
We partner with amazing facilities that print all of our items on demand. That means that every single product is printed, inspected, and packaged just for you! Catch a sneak-peek at our printing process below!
- Original DesignsOur unique and one of a kind designs are inspired by the world around us, current events, and popular phrases. With a our own twist!
- Easy Returns & ExchangesWe offer easy-easy returns & exchanges. We totally understand that sometimes things dont work out. Just contact us and we will help!
- 100% Discreet PackagingAll of our packages and bank statements are discreet for those in our community who are not out or want extra safety!
- Top Notch SupportGet the best support in 24 hours. If you have questions or problems, we are glad to help you! We even have a free chat option!