The beginning of June officially marks the arrivals of scorching summers, as well as the time to be proud of yourselves. Throughout the month, people from all over the state join hands in celebrating, cheering, and supporting LGBTQ+ community by participating in events, parades, marches, and much more. The entire month of June is solely dedicated to being a friend, a supporter, and a well-wisher to the people who come forth being proud of their identities, and to have an insight into the rich spectrum of diversity. As an ally to the proud community, there are plenty of ways you can celebrate Pride Month in a festive, yet a fun way. Let’s make your Pride Month a fun ride to remember!
Pride month is incomplete without attending a pride month parade. People all over the world love to witness the sights and sounds of rainbow flags and powerful slogans. These parades are a great way to experience the feelings of solidarity and diversity not only for the adults but for the kids as well. It offers them a perspective to accept and celebrate all kinds of love and acknowledge the struggles the proud community had to face in the fight for equal rights. So, gang up with your friends and join in a Pride parade to learn, support, and have fun!
The world has not always been as open to diversity as it is now. Like every other community that has been binarized, LGBTQ+ have suffered as well due to the lack of equal rights and freedom to accept one’s self. One good thing to recognize the efforts, struggle, and sacrifices of the Proud community is to have a look into the history of Pride Month. Read an article, watch a documentary, pay a visit to Greenwich Village, New York, and learn everything there is about Pride Month.
How about a nice, colorful makeover to your home on Pride Month? Paint your house with the colors of the spectrum and show solidarity towards the LGBTQ+ community. Hang mini-rainbow flags in your living room, make rainbow cupcakes, and show your pride in every way possible. Another great way to decorate your home is to write Pride slogans on rainbow-painted papers and hang them all over the walls.
Now that you’ve already decorated your home, It’s time to throw a Pride party. Pick someone from your friends and family and invite them to be your chief guest. Have them tell you about their experiences as a Proud individual. Pick an upbeat, LGBTQ+ related playlist and hit the floor with your friends and family.
Nothing says more “I support you” than a rainbow-painted costume. You can go all festive with a rainbow dress, or keep it subtle with a rainbow blazer, or a scarf. It’s totally up to you, but make sure to look for an attire that says “support” and “ perfect” at the same time. If you’re not a fan of colorful attire, consider wearing a rainbow mask. That, too, will add a festive touch to your outfit without being too bright!
What’s better than to appreciate yourself a little for being proud of yourself? Dedicate this month to you; treat yourself with a fancy dinner date, pick out the finest wine for you, and buy yourself the classiest outfit there is. This month is yours to celebrate; do it the way you want. You can even plan a trip to the mountains, or just have a cozy evening with a movie of your choice. Just think of an idea and go with it, you deserve it!
One of the best ways to show love and support to your loved ones is to give them a custom present. It can be anything; a pillowcase with a custom photo, or a personalized photo album. It can be a mug with a message written on it telling that you always stand by them. Or it can be a hand-written letter from you, expressing your love for them. You can even move towards being more artistic and create handmade jewelry, such as a necklace, a dream catcher, a charm, a banner, a wall-art, a scented soap, a hair scrunchie, and much more. No matter what it is, it’s always gonna hold a special place in their heart, knowing that you curated a gift out of love for them.
If you’re not a party person, that’s completely alright. You can celebrate Pride Month from the comfort of your own bed as well. Make your evening all cozy and comfy, yet productive by discovering LGBTQ+ movies, shows, documentaries, books, blogs, and much more. Look for the masterpieces created by LGBTQ+ creators and dive deep into the literary world of diversity. So make your bed, set your cushions, and hop in for a binge-watch (or binge-read) session.
While we’re celebrating the struggle and achievement of the Proud community, why not cheer for the people who are providing real support and services too? This Pride Month, look for the organizations that work hard to make the world a better place for LGBTQ+ community, and volunteer for the help and support. You can even donate money, food, clothes, or anything that can help the community become stronger.
The love, support, and solidarity can be shown in many ways to your loved ones. But how about a present that no one would guess? Surprise your Proud loved ones by giving them hair care products wrapped in a beautiful package.
And guess what? GK Hair has its Pride Month Sale 2022 going on. With high-end, premium hair care products that settle for no less than repairing your hair and keeping it healthy, your loved ones will always remember to take care of themselves and be proud of it. To make your Pride Month Special purchase, visit www.gkhair.com and use coupon code PRIDE15 before checkout.
And that sums up pretty much everything there is to know about different ways to celebrate Pride Month. So get your rainbow suit out, and join the crowd to celebrate diversity!