Celebrating Pride Month 2024 with Away and Willie Norris!

The IGLTA Foundation is thrilled to announce our continued partnership with Away and the visionary designer Willie Norris for Pride Month 2024. This collaboration is set to launch a stunning new collection of limited-edition luggage, with all proceeds benefiting the IGLTA Foundation’s vital initiatives to promote equality and safety within LGBTQ+ tourism globally.

Reflecting on last year's collaboration:

In 2023, Willie Norris, the Brooklyn-based fashion designer and LGBTQ+ activist, joined forces with Away to create a special capsule collection of luggage. This collaboration aimed to enhance travel experiences for the LGBTQ+ community during Pride and beyond. The collection featured Away’s iconic Bigger Carry-On suitcases adorned with Willie Norris’s signature phrases, celebrating queer identity with authenticity and joy. These unique designs were proudly displayed at the Away Williamsburg store, embodying the spirit of Pride throughout June.

What set this collaboration apart was its deep-rooted commitment to inclusivity and community empowerment. Away produced a limited number of suitcases featuring Willie’s statements, distributing them to members of Willie’s local community, demonstrating a shared dedication to uplifting allies. In addition to the capsule collection, Away offered special edition luggage tags and stickers featuring Willie’s slogans as gifts with purchase, symbolizing the vibrant essence of the LGBTQ+ community and the freedom of travel.

Willie expressed tremendous enthusiasm for the partnership, emphasizing its focus on community and inclusivity in travel. Together, Away and Willie Norris ignited meaningful conversations and promoted authenticity in celebrating Pride.

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Continuing the Journey with Away

As we embark on this new journey for Pride Month 2024, the IGLTA Foundation is profoundly grateful for Away's continued support. It's worth noting that proceeds from last year's campaign also benefited the IGLTA Foundation, enabling us to further our mission of promoting equality and safety within LGBTQ+ tourism globally.

Building on the success of last year's partnership, Willie Norris, the visionary designer and LGBTQ+ advocate, returns with another stunning collection of limited-edition luggage. With Willie's iconic text-based designs gracing three Bigger Carry-Ons and a new Garment Bag, this collection embodies the essence of pride and self-expression.

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And here's the exciting part: All proceeds from the sale of this exclusive collection will AGAIN directly benefit the initiatives of the IGLTA Foundation. With each purchase, you're not just acquiring stylish luggage; you're also supporting a cause that empowers LGBTQ+ travelers worldwide.

Join Us in Celebrating Pride:

To mark this momentous occasion, Away will be hosting a special event on Thursday, May 30th, at 7pm at Bernie’s Restaurant in Brooklyn. It will be an evening of celebration and community as we gather to honor the spirit of pride and unity.

Join us as we continue this meaningful journey together. Together, let’s elevate the message of love and equality, one destination at a time. Welcome aboard Air Willie, where your luggage doesn’t just carry your belongings—it carries the spirit of pride and progress, soaring higher with each passing mile.

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Shop the Collection:

Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to own a piece of the Pride 2024 collection by Away and Willie Norris. Each purchase supports the IGLTA Foundation’s mission to create safe, inclusive travel experiences for LGBTQ+ travelers around the world. Visit the website to learn more and shop the collection today!