It’s time to dig out your rainbow memorabilia – LGBT Pride is currently in full swing and we are very excited.

The month of June has been celebrated as Pride month around the world for more than 40 years. Bernie Sanders endorsed Lesbian and Gay Pride Day back in 1983 and President Barack Obama declared June National Pride Month in 2015. Every year the celebrations get bigger and better. Here are ten things we absolutely love about LGBT Pride...

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Each color in the Pride Flag has a specific meaning. In the flag above Life, Healing, Sunlight, Nature, Serenity & Harmony and Spirit are represented by Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple. Other variations include Hot Pink and Turquoise, which represent Sexuality and Art respectively.

 

10. The History

In the midst of love and rainbows, it’s easy to forget that pride is a commemoration of the Stonewall Riots, a three-day protest against police brutality in the underground gay community of Greenwich Village back in 1969. What better way to send a nod of appreciation than by showing up to celebrate?

 

9. Cascade of Cultural Events

If you’re lucky enough to live in a big city with an active LGBT community, the entire month of June is filled to the brim with art shows, film festivals, concerts and fundraisers to raise awareness. You're probably going to be exhausted by the time the pride parade finally rolls through.

 

8. The Grand Marshals

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Here's Ian McKellen serving as grand marshal in last year's NYC Pride parade.

 

From Laverne Cox to Sir Ian McKellen, the grand marshals are an inspirational bunch standing at the forefront of LGBT equality. NYC Pride this year is no exception with Jazz Jennings who co-founded Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation, Subhi Nahas who founded the first LGBT magazine in Syria and Cecilia Chung who has been advocating international AIDS awareness for decades.

 

Pride in Brazil

Pride is truly international. This great image is from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

7. Corporate Camaraderie

Nothing warms our hearts faster than seeing all the businesses who support the LGBT community. Last year, the tech giants showed up to San Francisco pride with inspiring banners, elaborate floats, and dance platforms. AirBnb, Facebook, Apple, Uber and Netflix all made an appearance. A self-driving car from Google even showed up!

 

6. Celebrities

Celebrity support makes us feel fuzzy inside. Last year, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Caitlin Jenner and members from the cast of Orange is the New Black made headlines for their show of solidarity.

 

5. The Parades

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NYC Pride

 

 We love the shirtless dancers, the drag queens and all the performers winding around the city on shimmering floats. It’s hard not to get into the spirit when rainbows are everywhere, from painted crosswalks to illuminated government buildings.

 

4. Fashion

Pride is a great excuse to don the most colorful outfit you can find. Tutu skirts, elaborate wigs, body paint, rainbow boas and several metric tons of glitter… nothing is off limits. It’s sensory overload, and we love it.

 

3. Music

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Karmin will be performing at NYC Pride on June 24, at Cincinnati Pride on June 25 and at St. Louis Pride on June 26. That's a lot of Pride!

 

You know where there’s music, there's dancing. The Dance on the Pier fundraiser and fireworks display attracts 15,000 people for eight straight hours of dancing.

 

2. After Parties

Things rarely die down after the parades. In fact, Pride wouldn’t be pride without the chance to party until dawn. From SF’s Castro to NYC’s Greenwich Village to Chicago’s Boystown, millions gather to keep the spirit of the parade going well after sundown.

 

1. The Love

Pride Love

From NYC Pride

 

When it comes right down to it, we adore everything about pride: the festivities, the collective self-acceptance and the message of solidarity for the work still left to do. Most important of all, there’s love. Lots and lots of love.

 

Come celebrate pride with Eve's Garden! Each Friday during the month of June we are celebrating with Prosecco, special discounts and raffles!

 

Show off / Enjoy your Pride with these limited edition rainbow dildos!

Rainbow Dildo Collection

 

 



About the Author

Kim Ibricevic was hired in 1997 by Dell Williams. She has been running the Eve's Garden NYC location for over 10 years and has been featured in CNN, Marie Claire and The Oprah Magazine. Kim's expertise has helped thousands of Eve's Garden customers to become more sexually healthy and fulfilled.