Five Ways to Celebrate Pride Month
The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world. The Stonewall riots were series of violent confrontations that began in the early hours of June 28, 1969, between police and gay rights activists outside the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. As the riots progressed, an international gay rights movement was born. Whether you're queer or an ally, here are five ways for you to celebrate Pride Month in 2019.
- Buy a Pride pin. Show your Pride with a Pride Pin Set from the Loft. These exclusive pins celebrate GLSEN, the leading education organization working to create safe and inclusive K-12 schools for LGBTQ youth. Now through June 30, 22% of the purchase price of their limited-edition Pride collection (up to $30,000) will be donated to GLSEN.
- Highlight your makeup with Pride colors. The Lexi Noel Beauty Pride Eyeshadow Palette holds the nine colors of the Pride flag. All of the eyeshadows are very pigmented, made in the USA and come in a magnetic palette. All Love is Love!
- Attend an event. There are lots of events around the country and the world celebrating Pride Month. The New York Times has a listing, check out the LGBTQ@Facebook page and you can Google to find an event near you.
- Make a donation. A simple Google search will give you a variety of organizations seeking donations to support the LGBTQ community. The Transgender Law Center (TLC), Human Rights Campaign and Live Out Loud are just a few. You can also support some of the fashion brands supporting the community, including the H&M Equality Twill Cap and the American Apparel 'Still Here' tee shirt.
- Show your Pride through social media. You can use hashtags, like #PrideMonth, in your posts or filters or frames for your photos on Facebook and Instagram. Instagram has adding some colorful tools to highlight Pride-related content. Facebook is now highlighting Pride-themed backgrounds for your updates.
The LGBT community should enjoy the same basic civil rights as everyone else. Show your support in whatever way you'd like!