Pride | 2022 | Ralph Lauren

Authors of the American Dream
LGBTQIA + lumniaries write a new chapter of the American Dream
The bravest choices you can make are to be true to who you are and remain true to whom you love.
Ariel Nicholson
She/Her/Hers
Staceyann Chin
She/Her/Hers
Keith Boykin
He/Him/His
Keith Boykin
He/Him/His
Staceyann Chin
She/Her/Hers
Ariel Nicholson
She/Her/Hers
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I always say that LGBTQ+ people have been in America since America’s been here. It’s part of our DNA. It just hasn’t been written down and recorded.” —Keith Boykin
KeithBoykin

He/Him/His
Keith is a progressive journalist, media personality, lawyer, professor, and NYT best-selling author. His work touches on LGBTQIA+ and racial justice, as well as activism. He is the founder of the National Black Justice Coalition and a friend of Stonewall

StaceyannChin

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Staceyann is a Jamaican National spoken-word poet, performing artist, and LGBTQIA+ activist. She proudly identifies as a lesbian, feminist, and pro-choice mother. Widely recognized for her writing and performance contributions to the Tony Award–winning, live-stage production of Def Poetry Jam, Chin has authored an applauded number of one-woman shows and published works, including poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany for Survival (2019), which won the American Book Award
LGBTQ+ communities will continue to fight. The activist community will continue to move forward. Change has to come. It will come. It has always come.” —Staceyann Chin

I want trans people to be able to fully show who they are and to be themselves beautifully. We need to create an environment that allows that and fosters that.” —Ariel Nicholson
ArielNicholson

She/Her/Hers
Ariel is an American model and LGBTQIA+ rights activist. The first trans model to grace an American Vogue Magazine cover, Ariel also became fashion designer Raf Simons’ muse—commencing her runway career in his inaugural Calvin Klein collection. Today, Ariel continues to advocate for transgender youth and the entire Pride community

I always say that LGBTQ+ people have been in America since America’s been here. It’s part of our DNA. It just hasn’t been written down and recorded.” —Keith Boykin
KeithBoykin

He/Him/His
Keith is a progressive journalist, media personality, lawyer, professor, and NYT best-selling author. His work touches on LGBTQIA+ and racial justice, as well as activism. He is the founder of the National Black Justice Coalition and a friend of Stonewall

LGBTQ+ communities will continue to fight. The activist community will continue to move forward. Change has to come. It will come. It has always come.” —Staceyann Chin
StaceyannChin

She/Her/Hers
Staceyann is a Jamaican National spoken-word poet, performing artist, and LGBTQIA+ activist. She proudly identifies as a lesbian, feminist, and pro-choice mother. Widely recognized for her writing and performance contributions to the Tony Award–winning, live-stage production of Def Poetry Jam, Chin has authored an applauded number of one-woman shows and published works, including poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany for Survival (2019), which won the American Book Award

I want trans people to be able to fully show who they are and to be themselves beautifully. We need to create an environment that allows that and fosters that.” —Ariel Nicholson
ArielNicholson

She/Her/Hers
Ariel is an American model and LGBTQIA+ rights activist. The first trans model to grace an American Vogue Magazine cover, Ariel also became fashion designer Raf Simons’ muse—commencing her runway career in his inaugural Calvin Klein collection. Today, Ariel continues to advocate for transgender youth and the entire Pride community