Tupac Shakur's estate launches a new merchandise collection to commemorate LGBTQ+ pride.
Tupac Shakur's estate is celebrating Pride Month in grand style.
Ahead of the hip hop icon's 50th birthday, a new LGTBQ+-themed merchandise collection has gone on sale.
The capsule collection features three items (a $70 black hoodie and two black or white T-shirts) that highlight the 2Pac's Grammy-nominated track "Changes." Each item features the song's title in a rainbow motif and his stage name, as well as stencil illustrations of the artist in similar colors.
Released in the aftermath of Shakur's 2006 assassination, "Changes" addressed the struggles of minority communities and those living in poverty.
The estate announced on Twitter that 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, which is dedicated to defending the human rights of Black transgender people, and Cyndi Lauper's True Colors United, which focuses on LGBTQIA+ youth, who account for approximately 40% of homeless youth in America.
Johnson was a gay liberation activist dubbed the "Mayor of Christopher Street" who was also a prominent figure during the 1969 Stonewall uprising.
Marsha P. Johnson, a drag performer who died mysteriously in 1992, is the subject of David France's 2017 documentary "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson."