Everyone loves Pride Month! We all love the chance to come together and celebrate our community. It’s the chance to feel free of any judgment or discrimination from others for merely living our truth and wearing what we want, knowing it will be met with cheers instead of jeers.
Our community has grown and evolved to include many branches to our colorful family tree through the years. From bears to otters, pansexuals to omnisexual, and our beautiful transgender brothers and sisters. The LGBTQ+ family is ever-changing and accepting.
Until recent years the way we are now allowed to celebrate our sexuality would not have been a feasible concept community’s sacrifice entertain embracing outside of pride month. If we are honest, we know it wasn’t always feasible during pride month.
Thanks to the brave LGBTQ+ rights warriors of the past that fought for us as queer individuals, we can celebrate ourselves year-round. Thanks to people like Marsha P Johnson, we can exist without fearing for our lives.
Marsha P. Johnson was a brave black trans woman, and she was one of the main instigators of the Stonewall Riots. Thanks to the sacrifice she and many that followed in her footsteps, we can now don our pride gear year-round with pride.
It is essential to know and respect our community’s sacrifices to gain the many rights we have now. It wasn’t long ago that we could not even admit who we loved without the fear of having harm come to us. It is still not a walk in the park, and there will be many more battles on the road to equality, but we are on our way.
By wearing our gay pride apparel all year, we are normalizing it. We are making it just part of everyone’s daily environment. It may cause some people to look at you sideways, but it will go a long way in normalizing the presence of LGBTQ+ people in everyday situations.
There are several options available to show your pride all year. If you want something that you can use to adorn your home, pride flags are a great option. You can go with the traditional rainbow or pick a specific flag that you feel describes you more clearly.
If you want something to wear every day, pride-themed jewelry is a great option. There are so many different variations to choose from. Rings are a great option to show your pride, and you can find them in many designs. Bracelets are also a trendy choice.
Pins have made a massive comeback over the past few years. People seem to be adorning everything from backpacks to jackets with them. There is an excellent selection of pins that represent all the different sections of our community.
T-Shirts and Hoodies
T-shirts and Hoodies are also always a great option. You can choose the perfect one to fit you. It might be one with a witty pun or just the traditional rainbow front and center. Nowadays, there is pride gear to fit every aesthetic.
In conclusion, pride does not have only to be celebrated once a year. We should celebrate our heritage and history all year long. We owe it to all the people who sacrificed their lives to have all the freedoms we do today. We no longer have to fear being arrested or even killed when others find out we are queer. Because of those who fought for LGBTQ+ rights, we are now allowed to live our lives loud and proud!