Pride Month is just around the corner, and whether you are a member of the community yourself or you are an LGBTQ+ ally, you may be wondering how to celebrate Pride this year with ultimate style and class. Donning your Pride clothing to show your support or your Pride is a great start, but there is so much more to Pride celebration. Show your love and support this year in style with our helpful guide.
Are you having trouble figuring out what to watch on Netflix tonight? Support the LGBTQ+ community by watching films and TV shows in the LGBTQ+ section. Viewership of films and TV shows directly contributes to the futures of the many artists, actors, and filmmakers who created them. So cuddle up in your favorite women's loungewear, pop some popcorn, and show your support simply by watching a great film.
Looking for some Pride-themed art for your home? Or maybe you want to invest in some Pride-themed jewelry to complement your stylish Pride parade outfit? Support the queer community right in your own neighborhood by seeking out local LGBTQ+ vendors. Grab your reusable shopping canvas tote bag and head to a local market. Try to buy your produce from queer farmers, eat out at local queer-owned restaurants, and invest in art made by queer artists.
Talk to friends and family about how they can help support the LGBTQ+ community as well. The single best way to be an ally is to listen to the queer people in your own life and offer them the individual human support they want or need.
The first thing we all should do when considering how to celebrate Pride is to educate ourselves, and our friends and family, on the historical significance of Pride Month celebrations. As you may already know, the first Gay Pride parades were actually civil rights protests, which began after a series of historic events, later dubbed “The Stonewall Riots,” that occurred in Manhattan in 1969. Today, these parades continue as a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community.
Another great way to celebrate Pride Month and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community is to donate to an LGBTQ+ nonprofit organization. BIPOC (Black Indigenous and People of Color) LGBTQ+ youth are 83% more likely to experience houselessness. The fight for equal rights for individuals in this community is far from over. There are many wonderful organizations that do everything from providing food and shelter to displaced and houseless youth to offering relocating services to trans folks in need.
Celebrate Pride Month by attending a Pride parade. LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to attend and flaunt the queerest version of themselves, while allies and supporters are also welcome to attend and show their support. If you have ever wanted to experiment with your style and try some fun and fabulous festival-inspired looks but were unsure how or where to wear such an outfit, now is your time to shine.
A colorful crocheted top and midi skirt is an adorable summer outfit and perfect for wearing to a Pride parade. A cute rainbow women's bikini top and cut-off shorts are also a great way to show your style and your Pride while also staying cool in the late June summer heat. When you attend a Pride parade, plan on doing a ton of walking. If you don’t already have some, invest in some comfy but stylish street sneakers so you can celebrate all day and all night in comfort. Don’t forget to wear a hat to protect your face from the scorching summer sun.
When attending a large Pride parade, consider bringing an insulated lunch bag with extra water and snacks as well. A great way to show your support for the community could also be to bring extra water to hand out midday to hot and thirsty attendees.
Whether you are showing your own Pride or your support, we encourage you to wear your Pride collection clothing and accessories not just during Pride Month but at all times of the year.
Focus is on the LGBTQ+ community in June, but LGBTQ+ individuals exist and carry their Pride every month of the year. Shine bright and keep your Pride on display always.