Even though Pride Weekend is behind us, that does not mean we should stop representing the LGBTQ+ community in its full capacity. Communities that are not given a voice should be represented all of the time, not sometimes.
Last month, we saw many people come outside to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community, wearing whatever they wanted to wear that night. Some barely wore clothes while others held up rainbow flags! Above all, major brands and companies had done their part by revamping their items by switching them to rainbow colors. All is great, right? No. For some reason, humans tend to forget to continue to be diligent and aware of how they move forward in today’s day and age. Last month wasn’t just a celebration; rather, it was a time of remembering our past and pushing that agenda forward in a way that motivates others to either become allies or comfortable to come out. Take NFL player Carl Nassib, who revealed himself as gay on June 21, 2021. Though his coming out the video had been short, his impact was far from short!
In addition, without President Clinton, who declared June to be Gay and Lesbian Month in 1999, there wouldn’t be a time of remembrance of the Stonewall Riots. “The Stonewall Riots were a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and Pride month has transformed into a global celebration of the LGBTQ+ community around the world.” So why stop showing your support when we enter a new month? We shouldn’t!
For that reason let’s explore 10 ways (through purchases) to show our support for the LGBTQ+ all year round.
1. Savage X Fenty Pride Collection Savage X Jock Strap
2. Stutterheim Vladimir Dog Coat
3. Mariah Carey Pride Collection Throw Shade Fan
4. Fossil Limited Edition Pride Watches
5. Matador Meggings Rainbow Meggings
6. Beekman 1802 Bloom with Pride Skincare Kit
7. Dockers Pride Unisex Button-Down Shirt
8. Chooka Eastlake Pride Rainbow Chelsea Rain Boot
9. TotesFerosh Pride Typography Tee
10. Happy Socks Kids Smiling Heart Socks
That’s it! These small purchases are a step in the right direction as we continue to uplift and show support for those that tend to be left out of conversations, by that I mean the LGBTQ+ community.
Featured image credit: Cecilie Johnsen