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United Nations Foundation and Gap Inc. Join Forces for Pride Month to Support Global LGBTI Equality


Gap Inc. will donate to UN Free & Equal campaign for the rights of
LGBTI people

Today, Gap Inc. and the United Nations Foundation announced that, for
the third consecutive year, they will partner during Pride Month to
raise awareness and funds for UN
Free & Equal
, a global campaign of the UN Human Rights Office to
promote equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people globally. This effort builds on
Gap Inc.'s commitment to the UN Human Rights Office's Standards
of Conduct
for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBTI
People unveiled last year. The partnership will include a portion of
proceeds from sales of special Gap and Banana Republic t-shirts and
eGift Cards across Gap Inc. brands to benefit UN Free & Equal.

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The 2018 partnership comes during the 70th anniversary of the
adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that
"All human beings are born free and equal." Since its launch, the UN
Free & Equal campaign has reached hundreds of millions of people across
the world, contributing to positive change in social attitudes toward
LGBTI people. Gap Inc. and its family of brands have a long history of
standing up for human rights and equal opportunity for all. Once again,
this year, employees will celebrate Pride in stores and communities
around the world, including through participation in Pride parades.

Specifically, this year's partnership between Gap Inc. and the UN
Foundation will include the following:

- In select stores and online in the U.S. and Canada, Gap brand will
donate $5 from each sale of a special Pride t-shirt to the UN Foundation
in support of the UN Free & Equal campaign. Within select global
markets, t-shirts will be available online and in select stores with
twenty percent of net t-shirt sales to be donated to the UN Foundation
in support of the UN Free & Equal campaign. T-shirts will be available
at the end of May.

- Banana Republic will sell specially designed "LOVE IS LOVE" t-shirts,
of which $5 from each t-shirt sale will go to the UN Foundation in
support of the UN Free & Equal campaign, up to $60,000. The t-shirts
will be available online and in select Banana Republic and Banana
Republic Factory stores in the U.S. and Canada at the end of May.

- Gap Inc. brands AthletaBanana
Republic Factory
, and Old
will offer special, Pride-themed
eGift Cards. For every Pride eGift Card sold between May 29 – July 7, $2
will be donated to the UN Foundation in support of the UN Free & Equal
campaign, up to $15,000. In addition to brand websites, gift cards will
also be available in select Banana Republic stores.

"We must stand up for what is just and speak out against hate. Our
unwavering commitment to equality will continue until all people have
the opportunity to thrive. We're proud to once again partner with the UN
Foundation in support of UN Free & Equal," said David Ard, Senior Vice
President, Global Head of People at Gap brand and Steering Committee
member of one of Gap Inc's. five business resource groups, GEAR (Gay
Employees, Allies & Resources).

"Seventy years after the world declared that all humans are free &
equal, we must continue to stand up and actively work to realize the
promise of these powerful words," said Susan Myers, Senior Vice
President of the UN Foundation. "The UN Foundation is proud to stand
with Gap Inc. to support the UN Free & Equal campaign and LGBTI
equality. LGBTI rights are human rights, and human rights belong to all
of us."

"The United Nations Human Rights Office stands up for the human rights
of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people everywhere," said
Laurent Sauveur, Head of External Relations at the UN Human Rights
Office. "The support we receive from Gap Inc. will help our Free & Equal
campaign work in partnership with activists and equality champions to
raise public awareness, mobilize for equal protection from violence and
discrimination and contribute to a positive change in attitudes."

Proceeds will benefit the UN Free & Equal campaign and will help further
the campaign's mission of protecting the human rights of LGBTI people

About Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories,
and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Old
Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta brands. Fiscal year 2017 net
sales were $15.9 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase
in more than 90 countries worldwide through company-operated stores,
franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please

About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to
address the world's most pressing problems, and broadens support for the
United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative
campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and
resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was
created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and
philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by philanthropic,
corporate, government, and individual donors. Learn more at:

About the UN Free & Equal campaign

The UN Free & Equal campaign is an unprecedented global public
information campaign aimed at promoting equal rights and fair treatment
of LGBTI people. It was launched by the United Nations Human Rights
Office in July 2013 and has since reached hundreds of millions of people
globally through traditional and social media as well as generated a
stream of widely shared materials – including powerful videos, impactful
graphics and plain-language fact sheets. For more information please

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