A multi-colored latte at chic shop Juice Society is making waves for the LGBTQ community: $1 of each of these Love Lattes sold in the month of June is being donated to Equality Texas. The organization is the largest in the state to advocate for gender equality and nondiscrimination.
Because the month of June is LGBT Pride Month — which was established to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan — the latte special is only available this month, and you don’t want to miss it.
The juice bar in the Lamar Union development at 1100 S. Lamar Blvd., which specializes in organic cold-pressed juices, smoothies and plant-based food items, makes the Love Latte with a variety of healthy ingredients: maqui berries, matcha, turmeric, maple, vanilla and almond milk, as well as blue majik, a blue-green algae.
Matcha is naturally a grassy green color, while turmeric is more of a sunshine yellow. Blue Majik, as you can guess, has a vibrant sapphire hue. Each ingredient in the Love Latte provides its own health benefits, so in addition to donating to a good cause, you’re drinking in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, cardiovascular benefits and far more.
So far, the latte has been a popular drink to order at Juice Society, but if you want an Instagram-worthy picture of it, make sure you take it right away: The matcha’s green color tends to take over, as a Juice Society employee warned me.
June 26, one week from now, will mark the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing gay marriage, a monumental victory in the equality movement.