Pride Month kicked off in the beginning of June all over the country, which brings together the LGBTQ+ community and its allies to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan. People come together to show their pride by dressing up in awesome LGBTQ pride accessories and apparel (like the best LGBTQ shirts), as well as finding other amazing pride outfits to wear. But shirts and accessories that support the LGBTQ community aren't just for the month of June.
The big Pride Parade in New York City, which is perhaps the most well known Pride celebration in the country, kicks off on Sunday, June 26, so if you find yourself in the area, head down to 36th Street and 5th Ave (the starting point) to view the parade. A great way to show your support of LGBTQ rights on your outfit is by incorporating some great pride accessories into your everyday life — and not just in June, either. You can rock cute LGBTQ pride jewelry any time, or use a tote or drawstring bag painted with a beautiful message like, “Love is Love” the next time you head to the grocery store or to the gym.
In the wake of the recent Orlando shooting — the largest mass shooting in history, which left 49 people dead at a popular gay nightclub — showing your pride is more important than ever.
Colorful But Durable Canvas Tote For Weekend Errands
Finding a cute bag that's durable enough to hold your week's groceries can be a struggle. A lot of the reusable bags that you find can rip if you put too many things inside, or if your items are too heavy. A great solution to that problem is a canvas tote. This two-tone bag's dark bottom hides dirt and heavy use, while 'Love is Love' is printed on the lighter side — it's pretty much the perfect weekend bag.
Thin Tank Top For The Gym
A cute tank top is a great way to show the world how you feel. Comfort is key, and this tank is super-soft and lightweight. It's perfect for the gym or even everyday wear. Plus, it comes in four different colors: black, charcoal, hot pink, and purple. One buyer said that the tanks run small, so make sure to size up for the best fit!
Braided Leather Bracelet For Stacking
Stacking bracelets (also know an #armparties) have looked fresh and modern for a few years now. The best bracelets for stacking? Simple, braided leather ones. The subtle rainbow colors on this piece's magnetic stainless steel closure gives off a chic and stylish look. One buyer said, "It stays on through everyday use (washing dishes, cleaning, sleeping, etc.) and even holds up in the shower." Perfect!
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Case for iPhone 6S
Protect your iPhone 6 or 6S, while also showing you protect the marriage and equality rights of every human. The durable bamboo wood is eco-friendly, and each case is unique for a one-of-a-kind case.
Rain, Rain, Go Away...
I think summer thunderstorms are the best, but getting caught in one without an umbrella can ruin even the greatest day. This compact travel umbrella will keep anything from raining on your parade. It's large enough to protect two people from the rain, and it's built to withstand heavy wind, so no more inside-out umbrellas.
Support Transgender Pride With Colored Pendant
This gorgeous handmade pendant necklace, crafted by the Tattoed And Chained label in Virginia, features the colors that represent the transgender community. If you love the style, also check out the bisexual, pansexual, gay, and ace pride versions.
Snapback Perfect For The Beach
Now that summer is here, a versatile and durable hat is a necessity to protect yourself from the sun and keep sunburns at bay. With four different colors (green, pink, red and blue), this colorful snapback can fit your wardrobe's mood, and you'll be able to find one that fits your style and personality. An accessory that's functional and supports something important? Count me in.
Silver Pendant, For Layering or To Be Worn On Its Own
This high-quality stainless steel pendant can be worn on its own or layered with other necklaces. The chain is 24 inches long, and it holds two rings looped together, where the pride flag can be found on each ring. One buyer said, it looks, "exactly the same as the pictures. The whole thing looks nice, bright and has beautiful colors. I would buy it again."
Keep Your Laptop Safe With Soft But High Quality Sleeve
Finding a cover that not only keeps your laptop protected, but does so stylishly (all while promoting social equality) is finally possible. This durable laptop case tackles it all, featuring an awesome waterproof design that's soft and flexible. You won't have to worry about your computer getting damaged when it's in this sleeve. (Available in 13 in and 15 in).
Subtle Silver Ring For Everyday Wear
Rings are a piece of jewelry that I never take off. So it's important to find a ring that can be worn with anything. That means rings that subtle and simple are often the best way to go. This titanium ring has the word "PRIDE" stamped into it, and it comes in sizes 4 through 17 (including half and quarter sizes), so it will fit almost anyone.
The Perfect Adjustable Leather Friendship Bracelet
Remember the days of friendship bracelets? This adjustable bracelet is a good option for a group of friends so that it fits everyone, you can remove it for the shower so it doesn't get frayed, and you can wear it every day, even to the office.
Machine Washable Drawstring Gym Bag
If you are always searching for a bag to bring to the gym or on a quick walk, an effortless drawstring bag is the option that often gets overlooked. They're a convenient size for fitting the essentials when you're headed somewhere close, and they are much more comfortable than carrying a shoulder bag (and better for your back!).
Show Everyone That You Are #OrlandoStrong
After the tragic events that occurred at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, the country banded together to show their support for the victims and their families. Wear your support with this awesome shirt, which you can snap up in five different colors, too.
(Want to make a financial donation? Check out this piece to figure out how you can best donate to the Orlando victims' families.)
Charmed, I'm Sure.
Love is Love. This beautiful message is displayed on a heart-shaped charm, set on a braided chain that is plated in .925 sterling silver. The heart is filled with CZ rhinestones, creating a sparkling effect.
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