For me, the best part of Pride parades has always been the costumes. From drag queens with massive wigs and even taller shoes to pretty boys in assless chaps to drag kings in fake mustaches, you’ll find the most creative costumes at Pride parades. But my second favorite thing about Pride is without a doubt the signs. Oh, do my fellow queers get quippy at Pride! We’ve come a long way from the days of simple “We’re here, we’re queer, get used it!”
Of course, the purely political Pride signs still have their place, perhaps this year even more than last, as our country faces an administration with anti-gay politicians and a president that hasn't even acknowledged Pride Month. We’ve come a long way — but we still have a long way to go. That's why Pride parades — from New York to San Francisco to every little town with enough LGBTQ folks to get a permit in between — are a great mix of politics, celebration, and recognition.
But this year has already been so hard, so lets take some time to focus on the fun of it all, shall we? With that in mind, here are funny pride sign ideas for Pride 2017.
1Can't Even Think Straight
While these lovelies have chosen to wear their "signs" on their butts, both of these would easily translate to a sign! The one on the left reads "I'm so gay I can't even think straight," while the one on the right says "Straight? But so is spaghetti when it gets wet..."
2It's A Riot!
I like this one because it's punny, and who doesn't love puns? It's also a good reminder that the right to march in the streets with silly signs was fought for in literal riots led by trans women of color. This pin reads "The first gay pride was a riot."
3You're So Fruity
Yeah, I know, these outfits aren't technically signs but I couldn't resist including these "fruits." (I told you I love puns.)
I mean... Boy has a point.
This sign reads "If God hates gays, then why am I so blessed (And cute?)"
George Takei, making it topical! In case you missed the reference, President Trump tweeted "Despite constant negative press covfefe" in the early hours of May 31 and Twitter, of course, seized it and meme-ified it before it was deleted. I'm so down with reclaiming this non-word.
7Heat It UP
I started this list with a reference to spaghetti not being straight when you get it wet, but this one is less anatomy-specific. The sign reads "Straight? So is spaghetti, until you HEAT IT UP."
So whether you're going funny or personal, get out this Pride month and show the world: We're here. We're queer. And we're definitely not going anywhere.
8Make America Gay Again
This MAGA is way better than Trump's, amirite?
I mean, you know it's going to be political this year. This one is a great reminder that we effed up. Bigly.
10The "Everyone Can Marry" Fairy
Spreading marriage equality everywhere she goes!
I mean, if Jesus did...
12Twirl On Them Haters
Because who needs hate during Pride??
13Let Them Eat...
It's a different word that starts with "c," Marie.
These signs are funny, but I bet you can do even better this year. So get your markers out and started brainstorming for Pride 2017!