LGBTQ+ nonprofit group GLAAD is auctioning off comedian and actor Bowen Yang’s iconic silver platform shoes that he wore during the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in September.
The swag: The shoes, a pair of silver Rancho platforms by Syro, are up for auction on eBay with the current bid at $520, according to New Now Next. Bidders can try their luck to get the shoes until Oct. 16.
- Syro, a queer-owned femme footwear brand, is offering the shoes for pre-order on its official website. You can grab a pair for $230, with shipping estimated to begin in the spring of 2022.
- The starting bid for the platforms on eBay was $99.
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Anti-bullying: The eBay auction was set up ahead of Spirit Day, GLAAD’s annual LGBTQ+ awareness and anti-bullying campaign observance called Spirit Day on Oct. 21, which coincides with National Bullying Prevention Month, WWD reported. All proceeds will reportedly go to the LGBTQ+ advocacy group’s initiative.
- About 70.1% of LGBTQ+ students have experienced verbal harassment, and one in three LGBTQ+ youth have been subjected to physical threats or harm during their lifetime, GLAAD said in its campaign.
- Additionally, around 71% of students have reported hearing homophobic remarks from their teachers and school staff because of their gender.
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