So many important days are celebrated in June including Father’s Day and Juneteenth but today is about a month long celebration – it is Pride Month! I started this post weeks ago but kept finding more and more items I wanted to include in this round up. Ultimately I had to cut myself off earlier this week and by that time ended up with over 75 and I am going to share my top 40 today, yes, you read that right, forty!
I have features on t-shirts, sneakers, and maxi dresses as well as a whole host of other items and I included options from lots of brands I don’t normally share including Bombas, Coach, DKNY, Superga, Toms, Walmart’s own brand and more! Let’s start with the Ally shirts that are perfect for Pride Month.
I have talked before about my feelings on white sneakers on Sparkles and Shoes but in the nearly 10 years I have been writing, I have come around. And now what better reason to wear white sneakers than to show your support for LGBTQ Equality? Plus in my mind, the pop of rainbow makes them not quite white. The Kurt Geiger ones shown below, which I also shared via my LTK profile earlier this month here, are my favorite but there are so many cute options:
And last but not least, maxi dresses! Some of these are made specifically to support and embody Pride Month and others are gorgeous rainbow numbers not just on sale in June but all year round! Mark and I are still in the midst of planning a beach holiday for next month and you better believe a few of these are already in my cart. Here are six of my favorites:
You have seen in the names of these lots of versions of Rainbow, Equality, and Pride but perhaps the most common phrase is LGBT. Prior to university this acronym was a bit confusing to me but Georgetown Coming Out Day taught me a lot about this community and the history. Years ago it was LGBT – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender – and it has now become an ever evolving acronym which is often now listed as LGBTIQA+ which also includes intersex, queer/questioning, and asexual.
Which ever term you use, it is important to keep in mind diversity and inclusion. I personal define as an ally which which means I believe in equality and fair treatment in society of people who identify as LGBT. And if you are in this boat I have a whole host of items not in the collages above – from food and drink to games and home decor to show you also support as an ally:
Many of these are actual collaborations for pride – you can show your support but there are also many charities that could use your support if wearing your heart on your sleeve – literally – is not the only way you want to show your support. The one I know the best is The Trevor Project – the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for youth. I have had friends volunteer and work projects which have sponsored this organization which offers a toll-free telephone number, called the The Trevor Lifeline, providing a free confidential service that offers trained counselors.