12 Ways To Celebrate Pride Month (Virtually And Non-Virtually) 2021
As we all know, June is celebrated as Pride month worldwide. This month is a great month to celebrate the equal rights of the LGBTQ community. Pride month is a call for acceptance and celebration of identity. As an ally, I have come out as a supporter.
However, it has been difficult for me and us to celebrate this month with full enthusiasm for the last two years due to Covid-19. However, the last two years have been difficult for all of us; this does not mean that we should not celebrate this month and show our support for the queer community.
We can virtually celebrate this month and show our support. This blog covers the 12 best ideas and ways to celebrate pride month (virtually and non-virtually).
So, let’s get started.
12 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month (Virtually and Non-Virtually)
List of Virtual Pride Month Celebration Ideas
1. Zoom Pride Backgrounds
You can now set Zoom pride backgrounds. Since we all are working from home and zoom is the closest medium to celebrate pride month. Therefore, change your background to your favorite pride month background. If you’re new to this, you can try:
- Rainbow flag
- LGBTQ icon
- Pride parade
- Quotes about equality and love
If you’re using social media, you can show your support by changing your profile pictures or backgrounds. Moreover, you can also share those pictures with your other ally friends in a story or post format. So that they can either share them or save them for use. Here are some pictures created by Calm Sage for your reference and you can also feel free to use them.
2. Pride Bingo
Bingo is everyone’s favourite game during the lockdown. Therefore, you can create your own Pride bingo or use the below bingo to play with your friends. Bingo will be a great idea to spread awareness and equality this pride month.
3. Queer History Lessons through social media platforms
During the lockdown, the best way to spread awareness or queer history lessons is through social media platforms. You can create a post or like a page wherein there is a piece of information related to queer history. To inform yourself in regards to queer history, you can read these books.
4. Play Pride List on music apps
The best part of 2021 is that music apps have introduced the Pride list which consists of all pride songs worldwide. You can now play them or share them with your friends to show your support. You can also use them on your reels or stories.
5. Join Digital Parades and Webinars
Since we cannot go out and some countries are still fighting with the deadly virus, you can show your support by joining digital parades and webinars. If you wish to watch our webinar on LGBTQ awareness, watch the video from here. And connect with us on all social media platforms to stay updated for upcoming sessions.
6. Share resources related to the LGBTQ community for awareness
Apart from social media platforms, you can take the help of online newspapers or other mediums to share resources related to the LGBTQ community for awareness. You can share your views or quotes that motivate you to do your bit for the community.
7. Support Online LGBTQ Business
There are many pages on Instagram and Facebook that need to be seen. They can be small businesses as well and you can show your support to them either by purchasing their products or by sharing genuine leads for their sales.
8. Donate in Charity for the LGBTQ community
You can also find genuine resources over the internet or local community to donate something for the LGBTQ community. If possible, you can also volunteer for such causes.
List of Non-Virtual Month Celebration Ideas
1. Attend an Event or Pride Parade.
If your country or state is virus-free and organizes real parades or events for the LGBTQ community, you must attend and provide support as much as you can.
2. Be an Ally and motivate others to become an ally
You can also support them by becoming allies or by educating others on how to be an ally. If you want to become an ally, refer to this blog.
3. Become an advocate
You can advocate for others and your friends related to the problems faced by the LGBTQ community. I personally think this is the best way to celebrate pride month and to spread awareness for the queer community.
4. Educate yourself and share resources in your workplace
There might be some people who have no idea regarding the LGBTQ+ community; therefore you can educate them by sharing resources at your workplace.
I hope this blog helps you to celebrate pride month with the same enthusiasm. Comment down and share more ideas to celebrate pride month in 2021.
To view our virtual contribution to pride month and the LGBTQ community, connect with us on all social media platforms.
If you liked this blog, please share it with your other ally friends and LGBTQ friends so that they can also be motivated to celebrate this great month of acceptance.
Thanks for reading.
Happy Pride Month ☺