While a lot about Barbie has remained the same since its creation nearly 60 years ago, it seems that the company behind the iconic doll isn’t afraid to diversify and (try to) keep up with the times.
The latest evidence comes from a recent Instagram post showing Barbie wearing a “Love Wins” shirt along with the doll version of the shirt’s designer Aimee Song, who released the t-shirt in June of this year for LGBTQ Pride Month.
In a blog post, Song explained she created the t-shirt to raise money for LGBTQ yout
As an ally, and someone who really believes that love wins, I created this tee shirt to benefit The Trevor Project–a non-profit organization focused on preventing suicide among LGBTQ youth. It absolutely breaks my heart that some kids take their own lives because they can’t see that it will get better in the end, and I’m happy that The Trevor Project exists to help those who need it.
“Love wins” was a common celebratory refrain after the June 2015 Supreme Court ruling that made all bans on marriage equality unconstitutional.