#GiveOUT to The Trevor Project

Tie The Knot is excited to partner with The Trevor Project as part of it's #GiveOUT campaign: 5 weeks of giving to support LGBTQ rights. All profits raised via the sale of our bow ties between December 4 and December 10 will be donated to The Trevor Project.

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. The Trevor Project is committed to assisting the LGBTQ youth community in the years ahead:

  • In the days following the election, more youth reached out to Trevor’s life-saving programs than ever before.
     
  • Young people who have been calling The Trevor Project have expressed anxiety about losing their rights and many of them are fearful for their safety.
     
  • The best way to alleviate the anxiety that a young person may be feeling is to reach out and let them know you care about them and that you are there for them. It only takes one supportive adult to save a young person's life. (Volunteer with The Trevor Project)
     
  • The Trevor Project is the only national, accredited organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth under 25 years of age.
     
  • Every day, The Trevor Project is continuing the fight to save the lives of LGBTQ youth, 24/7.

Shop now through December 10 to support The Trevor Project > 

#GiveOUT to the Human Rights Campaign

Tie The Knot is excited to partner with the Human Rights Campaign again as part of it's #GiveOUT campaign: 5 weeks of giving to support LGBTQ rights. All profits raised via the sale of our bow ties between November 27 and December 3 will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign.

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

  • The Human Rights Campaign Will Fight Back to Protect Our Progress. HRC will fight back every time someone in the Trump White House or in the Cabinet tries to roll back LGBTQ rights. We must work to block and stop each and every attempt.
     
  • HRC Advocates for Fair-Minded Supreme Court Justices. Donald Trump has vowed to appoint ultra-conservative justices who will tip the scale against equality. We must be prepared to raise our voices in a chorus of protest –– to do everything possible to prevent an all-out rollback of LGBTQ rights.
     
  • HRC Vows to Take Hate Out of Every State. In the coming year, HRC will be on guard — and on the ground — in states across the country or we risk losing our hard-won gains. You can help us stop states from legalizing discrimination, and advocate for state laws that protect LGBTQ people where they live and work –– stay engaged, be vigilant and speak out.
     
  • HRC Fights for Transgender Equality. Your support will bring visibility to the discrimination and violence transgender people experience daily and break down the barriers of injustice that prevent transgender people from living safe and full lives. With your help, HRC will fight against every bill targeting transgender people for discrimination that will be introduced in 2017.

Shop now through December 3 to support the Human Rights Campaign > 

#GiveOUT to The True Colors Fund

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Tie The Knot is excited to partner with The True Colors Fund again as part of it's #GiveOUT campaign: 5 weeks of giving to support LGBTQ rights. All profits raised via the sale of our bow ties between November 20 and November 26 will be donated to The True Colors Fund.

Co-founded by Cyndi Lauper, the True Colors Fund works to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, creating a world in which young people can be their true selves. Through a broad continuum of community organizing, public engagement, public policy, research, and youth collaboration programs, the True Colors Fund is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth by creating systemic change.

Cyndi Lauper teamed up with Tie The Knot in early 2016 to design a limited-edition bow tie exclusively with the organization to support her True Colors Fund. (Click here to purchase her design).

  • Over the past year, The True Colors Fund has significantly expanded their efforts to aid communities across the country in the creation of plans to end youth homelessness developing programs in Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Grand Rapids, MI; Lincoln, NE; St. Petersburg, FL; and Los Angeles, CA.
     
  • The True Colors Fund continues its commitment to developing the next generation of leaders through its youth development programs like: the 40 of the 40 list; the True Fellowship; and the National Youth Forum on Homelessness, a joint venture with the National Alliance to End Homelessness comprised exclusively of young people who have experienced housing instability.
     
  • The True Colors Fund continues to be one of the two lead organizations pushing for the reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, which funds the Federal Government's only youth specific homeless programs.
     
  • The True Colors Fund has recently expanded and updated the 40 to None Network, an online gathering space for educators, service providers, advocates, and youth committed to ending LGBT youth homelessness.

Shop now to support the True Colors Fund through November 26 >

Colton Haynes & Menswear Bloggers Design for Tie The Knot

As part of our fall 2016 bow tie collection launch with The Tie Bar, we are so excited to announce that actor Colton Haynes, and menswear bloggers Moti Ankari (The Metro Man), Marcel Floruss (One Dapper Street), and Nathan McCallum (Bangarang Blog) have joined our extensive list of guest designers!

“I am so happy to help support Jesse & Justin - and Tie The Knot - with their fun and impactful approach to advocating for LGBTQ equality,” says Haynes. “Tie The Knot combines two very important aspects of my life - fashion and equality. It has never been so easy to support an important cause, and I am glad to be part of it.”  

Each guest designer designed their ties inspired by vintage style and their favorite fashion/lifestyle concepts: vintage cameras, travel, denim, and more. 

We are grateful to have Colton, Moti, Marcel, and Nathan join our guest designer list and we are thankful for their support in advocating for LGBTQ equality through their Tie The Knot bow ties and beyond!

 

THE COLTON HAYNES

THE METRO MAN by MOTI ANKARI

 

ONE DAPPER STREET by MARCEL FLORUSS

THE BANGARANG by NATHAN McCALLUM

 

Tie The Knot Launches Fall Bow Tie Collection

We are happy to announce our latest collection of limited edition bow ties launching today!

The latest collection includes the addition of actor Colton Haynes and three of the top menswear industry bloggers: Marcel Floruss (One Dapper Street), Moti Ankari (The Metro Man), and Nathan McCallum (Bangarang Blog) to Tie The Knot’s extensive list of guest designers. The collection will be available exclusively at The Tie Bar and $20 of every $25 purchase will be donated directly back to Tie The Knot for our LGBTQ advocacy efforts.

This season’s guest designers, actor Colton Haynes and bloggers Marcel Floruss (One Dapper Street), Moti Ankari (The Metro Man), and Nathan McCallum (Bangarang Blog) each created a one-of-a-kind bow tie to support Tie The Knot.

“I am so happy to help support Jesse & Justin - and Tie The Knot - with their fun and impactful approach to advocating for LGBTQ equality,” said Haynes. “Tie The Knot combines two very important aspects of my life - fashion and equality. It has never been so easy to support an important cause, and I am glad to be part of it.”  

The 16 custom designs come in a variety of saturated jewel and earth tone hues of navy, crimson, brown, olive, and dusted blues. Tie The Knot and the guest designers each drew inspiration from past memories, travel, or personal style and mixed it with vintage prints; recreated with a modern twist through the latest on-trend colors, textures, and fabrications. A whimsical piece of the past meets a touch of the present day.

Tie The Knot Rededicates Itself to LGBTQ Equality Worldwide

Advocating for LGBTQ equality around the world and looking damn good while doing it.

With the launch of our fall bow tie collection, we are excited to announce Tie The Knot is rededicating itself to advocate for LGBTQ equality around the world and full federal equality here in the United States.

When Tie The Knot was founded in 2012 by Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson to advocate for marriage equality throughout the United States, only six states and Washington D.C. recognized marriages for same-sex couples. Today, having raised over $500,000 – three years and forty-four states later – the initial Tie The Knot goal of realizing full federal marriage equality was accomplished in June 2015. Same-sex couples across the country can marry in all 50 states and have their marriages recognized. 

But there is still more work to do. In over thirty states, LGBTQ Americans lack federal protections in the workplace and are denied equal housing protection. Over 50% of LGBTQ Americans live in a state where they may be denied services based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Of the 1.6 million homeless youth in the United States, 40% identify as LGBTQ (compared to 7% of the general youth population) and an overwhelming majority name being ‘forced out’ or ‘ran away’ due to family conflict as the reason for their homelessness.

Tie The Knot has rededicated itself to advocating for comprehensive federal protections nationwide and LGBTQ equality around the world by financially supporting front-line organizations fighting for equality and human rights.

We are excited to move forward with this new goal in mind, and we are grateful for your continued support! Remember, 100% of profits from all Tie The Knot partnership products are donated back to Tie The Knot to support impactful organization around the globe that are advocating for LGBTQ equality!