Celebrating Pride With Model Josephine Skriver

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Josephine Skriver attended pride this week with her gay parents (her mother, a lesbian, put a personal ad for a sperm donor in a Danish LGBTQ newsletter and found Skriver’s father, a gay man). She attests that, “I’ve been the one dragging my parents to the parade every year because I wanted to go even if my mom was like, ‘You don’t have to!’ ” says Skriver. “I’d be the one spending my pocket money on a T-shirt or a flag because I wanted to be part of it.”

Skriver has always been vocal on the topic of same-sex families, whether it is teaming up with the nonprofit network COLAGE, which connects children of same-sex parents, or speaking on the topic at schools. “I always wanted to talk about it, I always wanted to stand up,” says Skriver. “I have always been so proud of my parents.”

The Victoria’s Secret model also joined the Family Equality Council with the The LGBT Center at New York City’s Pride 2015 on Sunday as an official ambassador. “The biggest issue for people about same-sex marriage is usually, ‘Are the kids going to be OK?’ I wanted to be a voice in that,” says Skriver. “It is just stepping up—the more I grow as a model with a voice, the further I can reach out and help.” All of us at Bel Air Jewelry wanted to add our support and commend those brave enough to stand up for this worth while cause!

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