14 Ways To Really Overdo It At Gay Pride This Year

1. Rainbow Body Suit

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I’m so happy right now

2. Straight Outta The Closet Gay and Lesbian Pride T-Shirt Mutilcolored


“This was an amazing gift! My gay friend absolutely loved it and almost refuses to take it off! The colors are super vibrant and the material is very soft! Thank You!”

— Alexis Lynn, 5-Star Amazon Review

3. 9″ Rainbow Heavy Duty Tanto Blade LGBT GAY PRIDE Godfather Pocket Knife


You may not want to be the guy who brings a knife to the gunfight, but you definitely want to be the guy who brings this knife to a Pride Parade.

4. Rainbow Horns

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Zoobilee Zoo, Zoobile Zoo, magic and wonder are waiting for you! It’s as close as a dream and as bright as the brightest blue! Welcome to Zoobilee Zoo!

5. Gay Lesbian Pride Rocks Guitar Pick Necklace Plectrum Chain (R1)


Sometimes I’m about to buy myself a gay pride necklace and then I’m like, “wait a second, do I really want to invest in a necklace that is only utilizing 50% of available pride-related clip art?” ENTER THIS NECKLACE.

6. Funky Hawaiian Shirt, Rainbow Vertical Stripes


Aloha from Funky Hawaii, here is a shirt Emmet Honeycutt probably wore in 2002, Mahalo.

7. Rubies Costume Piñata Pup Dog Costume


Literally there is not a single dog in the entire universe who wouldn’t be thrilled to wear this outfit.

8. Gay Pride MARRIAGE EQUALITY Colorized US $2 Bill Supreme Court Ruling


Whenever I think “freedom” and “equality,” I think “COLORIZED” THOMAS JEFFERSON.

9. Adidas Pride Sneakers


These Adidas special pride sneakers were inspired by what happens if you drop a bunch of acid, eat an entire bag of Pride Doritos, and then throw up all over your shoes.

10. Pride Unicorn Floater

50724003“Listen, if some motherfucker doesn’t bring this to camp, I quit.”

– Laneia Jones, Autostraddle Executive Editor

11. Bi Bi For Now Pin

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I mean I get what they were going for, but

12. Rainbow Mohawk WigScreenshot 2016-05-23 14.58.30

“This hairstyle couldn’t be any more retro, and with the rainbow configuration you will sure have the most awesome weave around.”

Yes, that’s exactly what this is, this is the most awesome weave around.

For a more subtle (but more expensive!! :-/ ) look:

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13. I Love My Crazy Girlfriend T-Shirt


More like my crazy EX girlfriend, amirite? Ladies?

14. Rainbow Contact Lens

Oh no.

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  1. It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

    /Seriously don’t buy the novelty contacts, I care too much about you all

    -Mom Queer Girl out

  2. The great thing about body suits is that you can do something incredibly silly and not have to deal with embarrassment afterwards because no one will have any idea who you are.

    • I saw that and I squealed. In some ways, I’m glad they don’t ship internationally because I’m pretty sure I would buy like 10 variations of the custom versions. I found the all black version in a shop in Toronto, and I got it and I just want to wear it all the time :D

    • My bank account wants me to tell you to go to hell. I just bought two new pairs of shoes that I don’t exactly need but they’re super cute and I am going to pride this year so…carpet dayum

  3. Okay so I have a cold and the last picture made me laugh so hard that I’ve been coughing for the last few minutes. It’s THAT good.

  4. Riese, before thou canst see the speck of glitter in another’s eye, thou must first remove the rainbow bodysuit from thine own eye.

  5. Oh man, I laughed so hard. My laughs became coughs. I covered my mouth but I couldn’t stop it. With each heave of my chest, a flutter of rainbow confetti shot from my lips. Now the rainbows coalesce. The tide rises. They are everywhere. I can’t get rid of them. I am drowning. The weight of the confetti pushes in, compressing everything below. The rainbows collapse in on themselves. They form a black hole. I fall through. Rainbow gravity pulls, stretching me, stretching time. It has been seconds. Or has it been years? Somewhere above me, there is light. I raise my hand against it. Rainbows cover my skin. Pride rages around me. I am the rainbow bodysuit.

  6. Psh, Adidas has nothing on the white Converse I bought when I was a sophomore in high school and colored rainbow with Sharpies.

    Except the colors on the Adidas probably don’t bleed and run together in the rain. But that’s the beauty of DYI queering everything you own, right?

  7. Laneia, I am going to try to make your dreams come true but I can’t promise this will fit in my bag. Stay tuned.

  8. Guys, I’m pretty sure Zoobilee Zoo is my root so obviously this is speaking to me.

  9. That Mohawk would have been interesting to have yesterday for pride. But, then again there were a few too many people with rainbow afro wigs on.

  10. My mind is being blown right now as adult-me realizes that Ben freaking Vereen was Mayor Ben on Zoobilee Zoo. This explains so much about my vivid memories of this show!!

  11. I’d wear rhw body suit, horns, Hawaiian shirt and trainers simultaneously. I’m going for a gay Satan who’s also pretty laid back but can bboy at any moment.

    • I have issues with dressing your dog up as a piñata. If you hit them, candy should not come out.

  12. The only way that shirt could’ve been gayer would’ve been “Still in Love with my crazy ex-girlfriend”.

  13. I was just thinking that it’s time to order my bi-pride t-shirt to wear this year.

    Here I was wondering if I should go low key with just the bi pride flag or if I want actual words on it. Had no idea I should also be asking myself if I want to augment it with rainbow horns or a rainbow mohawk.

  14. As soon as I saw that knife I fancied greatly it but as I scrolled down to #14 and further still until I found my self in the depths of Gaydor I realised nay it was not a passing fancy, but a mighty need.
    Because only a weapon foraged in the capitalist fires of Mount Pride tm could lay the final blow to Gayuron, shut his evil eye for good.

  15. I may or may not have a set of throwing knifes in that kind of rainbow finish. Hint: I do.

    NOT BRINGING THEM TO CAMP because once time I accidentally tried to bring a knife through TSA and that did Not Go Well (read: 6 security people and a $300 fine D:).

    • Apparently you can bring knives in your checked baggage if you want to take them with you when you fly.

  16. The rainbow contact lenses re my favorite! They are almost too much, but they will definitely catch attention if you want it. The Adidas are sweet too. My friends and I are trying to get a bunch of stuff for this year’s parade. It’s going to be the first one we go to, and it’s still a month away, but I can’t stop feeling excited!

  17. My ADHD went into overdrive looking at all of this stuff. I was all like, “oh wow what a way to over do -OMG RAINBOW! AHHH Another RAINBOW! Wait was that a knife? UNICORN!I can’t believe there are so many – ANOTHER RAINBOW! – cute puppy – eyes! Eyes! RAINBOW MOTHER F**KING EYES!” *thought about the life of a rainbow* “I need to buy a rainbow wig.”…” Why is there not a rainbow taco costume?”

    ……Still trying to recover from all the rainbows.

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