This year’s Pride month is an extra special one because it’s the 50th anniversary of Stonewall — and, of course, because it’s as vital as ever for us to assemble and be visible and stand and shout together as we march through the streets declaring our presence and pleasure at being part of the LGBTQ+ community.
‘Tis the season for various companies to throw rainbows on their products in exchange for our hard-earned gay cash! Who’s making cute stuff? Who’s donating to LGBTQ+ non-profits and how much? Who partnered with actual LGBTQ+ people to promote their wares? Let’s rank.
Lane Bryant made my plus-size lesbian dreams come true this Pride season with the release of their incredibly beautiful and much appreciated Pride Collection!
Indie queer stores rarely have the cash-on-hand to make Pride-specific tees, but they’re still loaded with Pride-appropriate tees. Slogans include Lavender Menace, Magic Black Femme, Box Eater, Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist, Queer and Forever Here and SO MUCH MORE!
This year, let’s DIY a version of Pride that makes us all feel proud.
“Seeing 110,000 people take to Taipei’s streets for a pride march that explicitly made diverse sex education its theme gave me hope for a more ambitious movement.”
“Imagine if homosexuality was contagious, though. What a beautiful world that would be.”
I can’t make every passage better. There are some passages that are still, even after months of study, hard to accept. But I try to remind myself that it’s okay to be critical of what’s written and that questions can help my faith grow.
Six pieces of technology that might be useful as you parade, protest and party.
“Our rage and our joy aren’t at odds with each other; they’re both integral to our history, our present, our future.”
I was waiting for the other shoe to drop, and it did: “I am hoping to fill the stage with artists who are willing to donate 20 minute sets.”
Our president hasn’t acknowledged pride month, so we went to his house.
This weekend, LA showed its pride by marching in resistance of oppression.
Drinks! Talking! Grooving! Queers! You! You? Will you be also be there? We hope so!
Equinox and the LGBT Community Center teamed up to make a film about the LGBT alphabet. So I interviewed the editor while we were in our pajamas.
What do you look for in a Pride celebration? What should a community Pride event look like? Well reader, YOU have the power to make that decision this year when you host or attend an Autostraddle Pride meet-up!
I visited two Pride parades in Portugal and I’m here to tell you all about it!
We eased into the raging with a potluck of queers.
“I like being disabled because I like being myself (which is radical enough for any woman to say). Pride, though, requires an even bigger risk.”
Seahorse sex, whiskey with a secret past that nobody could ever ever see coming nope totally improbable, Shirley Manson is coming for your ageist bullshit, people skipping SF Pride, LGBT history in the wake of Orlando, people talking about the word queer, and so very much more!