I can’t believe it’s already that time of the year again- Pride Month! This time last year I was just starting to put more work into my blog and I honestly can’t believe how far I’ve come.
Unfortunately, back then it wasn’t really possible to celebrate Pride Month, and even though things are still uncertain this year it’s great to know we can commemorate this special month and celebrate with friends in a way that wasn’t possible last year.
In June 2019 I went to a Pride march in York, and it was such a lovely experience. Granted it was pouring it down with rain, but it was brilliant to feel part of a fun celebration that is accepting of everyone. It was so much fun, and I really recommend getting out and getting involved in any covid-safe celebrations this year!
Below, I’ve come up with 10 simple and easy ways to celebrate Pride Month this year. Lots of these ideas are free, covid-safe, and easy to do however you want to celebrate this accepting and fun time of year!
Bake a Pride treat!
If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate Pride Month from home, try baking a Pride-inspired recipe. You could make a rainbow cupcake using food-colouring, or even make little Pride flags to stick in your cakes when they’re cooked!
For more, check out these Pride baking ideas that you could try at home.
Decorate Your Home
My sister loves creating her own bunting to hang around our house on special occasions- and Pride is no different! If you’re artistic, you could design your own Pride images to hang around your home- or you could even just colour in a nice rainbow to show your solidarity for the movement.
Attend a Pride event online
There’s not a lot of big events that you can go to in-person at the moment- but you can certainly join in with Pride online! Find out what events are happening online, and understand a bit more about Pride from the comfort of your own home.
This is such an easy way to celebrate Pride month as it requires minimal effort, and you can still have a great time!
Read a book by an LGBTQ+ author
Reading a book by an LGBTQ+ author is such an easy way to celebrate Pride Month- and you might end up finding your next best book. I love finding out about experiences different to mine, and it’s so interesting to read books by a diverse range of authors.
This Pride Month, pick up a book about LGBTQ+ experiences and learn a little something.
Head to your local march
As long as events are held safely in your local area, an in-person Pride march or event is such a fantastic experience- and such a great way to show solidarity and support for the cause. Whether you identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community or not, Pride marches are inclusive spaces!
Create a few posters
Pride wouldn’t be Pride without fun, colourful posters to draw attention to the causes and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community all across the world. Use your art and craft skills to create something topical and colourful for your home, window, or Pride march.
Research LGBTQ+ issues
I mentioned this in my post about making the most of Women’s History Month, but researching and understanding the issues relevant to the LGBTQ+ community is one of the best ways to properly understand this time of the year- and know how to commemorate and celebrate Pride.
Why not get online and share a recent article about Pride? Or retweet your favourite LGBTQ+ blogger? This is such a vibrant, interesting, and diverse time of the year- so don’t forget to check out what your favourite social media channels have to offer and support others online.
Meet up with friends
Meeting up with friends is such a novelty for us all at the moment, and so a great way to celebrate Pride Month is to host a Pride event, meet up with friends at an event, or even chat online. It’s so important to surround yourself with people who love, respect, and support your values- and find a place to celebrate Pride with them!
Think about your content
If you’re a blogger or YouTuber, think about creating some Pride-inspired content that’s relevant to you! You could write about your favourite Pride reads, films featuring LGBTQ+ storylines, or come up with some unique ideas for making the most of June Pride.
Do you have any easy ways to celebrate Pride Month? What have you done to celebrate in the past? What do you think of my ideas?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x