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hen I think of style, class, and high profile events, I have always thought of bow ties. For some reason, they just give me the feeling and look of sophistication, so I have always included one in my outfits for any major event I attend in the past few years. Recently I met Jorge Santana, President of Gay Pride Bow Ties, and he shared with me that he would like people to think of equality when they see, wear, or think of his ties. The mission of his company is to unify people and make a difference in the world.


Gay Pride Bow Ties were recently at Kansas City Pride, the PFLAG National Convention in Portland, and I’m sure quite a few samesex weddings. I am so excited to wear mine this fall and winter for the formal events I know I’ll be attending. The neat thing about these ties is that five dollars from each tie sold is donated to various nonprofits, depending on the style you purchase. This means

you look good and do good at the same time! Gay Pride Bow Ties are made of fine silk and are high quality pieces to add to any dapper guy’s wardrobe. With the various styles, there is sure to be one that fits your personality perfectly and there are even pre-made ties for those of us who just can’t get the hang of tying a perfect looking bow tie. How many of us like to wear something that stands out and makes a statement? I’m sure most of us would love to have a special piece in our collection that will make us look sharp and grab attention wherever we go. Plus in the age of selfies, I must say, Gay Pride Bow Ties make for quite a picture and post! And trust me, they aren’t just for same-sex weddings, you can rock these classy ties at any wedding or event! When I asked Jorge about what he hopes for the future of Gay Pride Bow Ties he responded, “The next step is to create the best bow tie for breast cancer and that for every $400 donated it will help 12 women battling breast cancer to get a wig. If people start purchasing the product and don’t care about the name Gay Pride Bow Ties, then we have done our part. We hope to create more bow ties like this in the future. “ Thomas (Tommy) Geraci writes for www.teeco71.com . (Left: Chris Miller attended his cousin’s wedding wearing his Gay Pride Bow Tie.)

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Profile for Gay Weddings and Marriage Magazine

Gay Weddings and Marriage Winter 2017