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These 9 Brands and 8 Chefs Celebrated Pride by Giving Back to God’s Love

June is a special month at God’s Love, as we celebrate Pride. This year was extra special, as it was the celebration of WorldPride and 50 years since the Stonewall uprising.

The following companies and individuals supported God’s Love in unique and thoughtful ways during the month, and we are extremely grateful!

Michael Kors

The Michael Kors #MKGO Rainbow Pride T-shirt celebrates inclusion, diversity and the vibrancy and vitality of the LGBTQ community. From June until December 31, 2019, all t-shirts purchased through a Michael Kors retail store or the official Michael Kors website in the U.S., Michael Kors will doante 100% of the t-shirt profits to God’s Love.

Additionally, Michael Kors did a photo shoot shoot with God’s Love staff and volunteers we as well as the folks at them. to discuss what Pride and queer love means today, and what they hope for in the future.

In celebration of WorldPride, proceeds from Society Cafe’s signature cocktails made with Simple Vodka were donated to God’s Love through the month of June. Society Cafe served up the Harvey Milk (Simple Vodka, Aperol, and egg white), the Society Riot (Simple Vodka, basil limoncello, and lemon juice) and the Into the Wilde (Simple Vodka, Lemon Juice, blackberries, and thyme).

Artist Mark Demaio created “Dorothy Gale Of Kansas 100 Times” with a portion of the proceeds benefiting God’s Love throughout the month of June (and even in to July)! Thank you so much, Mark! All paints can be found on Mark’s website.

Our friends at Ardyn created a very special Electric Lemonade cocktail in June, with proceeds going to God’s Love. They also had a Dip & Deliver tip jar at the bar, where guests could make a larger direct donation of $10 each.

Our friends at ADP generously sponsored our float and Pride experience!

Thank you to Whole Foods NYC for generously sponsoring our Pride participation — and coming out and joining us at the March, too!

Dr. Praeger’s have supported our participation in the Pride march for years, and this year as no exception! We are grateful for their ongoing support.

Volunteers from Bloomberg put together — by hand! — more than 5,000 rainbow-themed bracelets for us to give out to the crowd at the Pride March. Thank you to Bloomberg for sponsoring these bracelets, too!

Our friends at Butter & Scotch came in for a very special rainbow-filled baking shift with Chuck the Baker. They decorated our clients’ birthday cakes with rainbow flags and colors and even came in rainbow-themed outfits, too!

Food Network star and author of the new cookbook Son of a Southern Chef: Cook with Soul Lazarus Lynch emceed our Savor Pride event featuring LGBTQ and ally chefs.

Julia Turshen, bestselling author of Now & Again, Feed the Resistance, and Small Victories, cooked her famous Turkey and Ricotta Meatballs at Savor Pride. Julia was a volunteer with us several years ago before she moved upstate with her wife Grace, and we’re grateful that she’s found her way back again to God’s Love!

Alex Koones, New York-based chef and lifelong queer rights activist, wowed Savor Pride guests with her Peanut Butter & Jam Rugelach.

David Burtka, a chef, caterer and award-winning actor who released his first cookbook, Life is a Party, this year, made Grilled Tofu Skewers, a recipe from his new cookbook, at Savor Pride.. While cooking, he was joined by the one and only Dr. Ruth and his husband Neil Patrick Harris for a fun conversation that delighted guests.

Renee Blackman, of Food Network’s CHOPPED, made delicious spicy tuna tartare with wasabi avocado mousse and crispy wontons for guests at Savor Pride.

Society Cafe’s Executive Chef, Manuel Gonzalez Charles cooked up his Wild Mushroom and Ricotta Ravioli at Savor Pride.

Big Gay Ice Cream’s Bryan Petroff joined up with Paulette Martin to create a devastatingly drinkable mini horchata milkshake with orange-tequila caramel floater and 5 spice churro for everyone at Savor Pride.

We’re so grateful to every company who stepped up and gave so generously to God’s Love this Pride Month. We’ll never forget how special WorldPride was for us and for NYC, and we’re so honored to celebrate it with such dedicated companies who give so much to God’s Love!

Together we are proudly making a difference, one meal at a time! Happy Pride, everyone!