Sadly, the LGBT family lost a treasured icon with the passing of Joan Rivers in September 2014.
But her legacy lives on.
Melissa Rivers has donated her mother’s iconic rainbow coat, which she wore to the Las Vegas Pride Parade in 2012, to the Family Equality Council (FEC).
The coat, which was over ever worn once, is a glittery gold gown adorned with a ruffled-neckline, and opens up to reveal a sparkly rainbow lining.
It was designed by Broadway costume designer William Ivey Long.
“My mother loved, respected and celebrated families of all kinds,” Melissa, 48, said.
“She would be thrilled to know that her coat, which celebrates diversity, is being sold to benefit loving families.”
The coat will be auctioned next Monday at the Night at the Pier gala in at Pier 60 in New York City.
FEC’s Deputy Director of Events, Ian Patrick, said Joan Rivers was a celebrity pioneer in her unbridled support of the LGBT community.
“We are honoured to offer this precious piece of her legacy to support our work to secure a rightful place for LGBTQ-headed families in America.”
If you’d like to own the one-of-a-kind rainbow coat, click here and put in your bid.