As one of the most diverse and biggest supporters of the global LGBT community, Levi’s are once again supporting prides all over the Europe – starting with Madrid. To celebrate World Pride 2017, Levi’s has partnered with photo journalist and gay rights activist Daniel Nicoletta to curate an exhibition of fifty photographs covering forty years of resistance and transformation in San Francisco. Daniel Nicoletta is an Italian-American photographer who started his career photographing campaign imagery for Harvey Milk, the politician and gay rights activist who became the first homosexual man to be elected to public office in the United States in the late 70’s. Over the past 40 years, Daniel’s photographs have captured and documented the trials and tribulations throughout Harvey’s rally for office and become historical artifacts within themselves. These are a superb snapshot of what the exhibition holds, and I particularly like the powerful image above of Harvey Milk himself riding atop of a car. This exhibition will take place at The College of Architects (COAM) between Thursday 22nd June and Sunday 2nd July – and the best thing, admission is free!
As for London Pride, Levi’s will be hosting a panel discussion and film screening of the film Milk at the Regent Street cinema in central London. Premiered in 2008, Milk is as American biographical film based on the life of politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk. As one of the companies beneficiaries, Harvey’s nephew and co-founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation Stuart Milk will talk alongside a line-up of leaders and celebrities and will discuss topics around this year’s pride collection inspiration: Fight Stigma. Tickets can be purchased for £12 here, and food and drinks will be provided.