Love Bravery

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The Elton John AIDS Foundation and Born This Way Foundation have teamed up to release a line of clothing and accessories aimed at taking a stand against prejudice and inspiring compassion. We hope that each of you is inspired to spread love and bravery everywhere you go. Be it at school, at work, or out and about, we want you to feel inspired to express yourself confidently and passionately every day. Love is a choice, and together we can help make this world a better and more accepting place. We’re proud that 25% of each purchase goes to benefit the important missions of Born This Way Foundation and The Elton John Aids Foundation.

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We launched our line in May in New York City. Hundreds of you joined us at Macy’s in Herald’s Square and even more of you were part of the unveiling online.

Here’s what people had to say on social media:

And, here’s some of the news about Love Bravery:  

“Elton John’s Good Heart Boosts Love Bravery Range.” Look To the Stars

The Elton John AIDS Foundation and Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation have launched a new website –www.lovebravery.com – to promote love and compassion.

“Lady Gaga and Elton John Are Teaming Up for a New Line at Macy’s,” Phil Wahba, Fortune

Macy’s has recruited Lady Gaga and Elton John for a limited-edition line of clothing and accessories called “Love Bravery” that will also raise money for their respective foundations.

“Lady Gaga And Elton John Partner for macy’s Clothing Line,” Chris Gardner, Hollywood Reporter

Lady Gaga and Elton John love bravery. As a matter of fact, that’s the name of their new collaboration in partnership with Macy’s.

“Gaga, Elton team up for new line at Macy’s,” Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune

They share a passion for the flamboyant as well as a fierce commitment to self-acceptance and gay rights. Now, envelope-pushing musical and style icons Elton John and Lady Gaga have collaborated on a limited-edition line of casual-wear, accessories and novelty items for Macy’s that, like its vivacious creators, is poppy and playful.

Joining the #LoveBravery movement is easy! Visit macys.com/lovebravery to help us spread kindness and fight prejudice.

Launch Event Pictures 

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What Does Love Bravery Mean To You?

It takes bravery to love. It takes bravery to open yourself up and accept the people around you for exactly who they are. That is what the Love Bravery fashion line is all about. Empowering everyone to be brave and choose love and compassion over anything else.

This fall, Born This Way Foundation partnered with the Elton John AIDS Foundation to launch a Love Bravery fashion line with Macy’s to encourage men and women everywhere to live with compassion.

During the launch event we had the opportunity to meet many supporters of the Love Bravery line and what it stands for. Meet Jessica, who works to live with compassion and love everyday.

Q: What does Love Bravery mean to you?

A: I think that the words are interchangeable. You need one to accomplish the other. In order to love you need to be brave.

Q: Can you give an example of being kind or brave?

A: Being in customer service, we are constantly encouraged to go the extra mile, but that applies to life also. If you integrate going the extra mile into your daily life and choose to be a kind person it is unbelievable what doors will open.  Choose to be kind, genuine, and compassionate in your life no matter what situation you are in.

Q: What inspires you?

A: Knowing there is someone out there like Lady Gaga who understands that having support is such an important part to being happy in life. Someone like her who encouraging everyone to be their true selves no matter what. It’s just knowing that if you don’t have support she will be there to support you and encourage you to keep moving forward and pursue your dreams.

Q: What do you do if you’re having a bad day?

A: I remind myself that bad days happen. Without the bad days you wouldn’t enjoy the good days. So I try to focus on the good things I have and just get through it. This isn’t the end all be all. Bad days just make me stronger.

There are so many stories that we hear, just like Jessica’s. Stories that encourage us and remind us that we are not alone. That everyone has their ups and downs and that if we choose love and compassion we can all help each other. We want to  hear from you! We want to hear what Love Bravery means to you, examples of how you live bravely and what inspires you to get through those rough days. Share your stories here.