12 Ways To Celebrate Pride Month (Virtually And Non-Virtually) 2023
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.
Pride month every year brings us a month full of opportunities to celebrate the impact and importance of acceptance of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, and all the other queer orientations. We need to recognize the impact this diverse rainbow community has had on our local community, nation, and global community.
Even though the threat of COVID-19 is not as huge as it was in the last two years, there’s still the need to be cautious, not only for us but for our loved ones as well.
To help you celebrate pride month, safely, here are the 12 best ideas and ways to celebrate pride month (virtually and non-virtually).
12 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month (Virtually and Non-Virtually)
List of Virtual Pride Month Celebration Ideas
1. Zoom Pride Backgrounds
If you’re still working from home or simply attending meetings from your office conference rooms, you can now set Zoom pride backgrounds. To celebrate pride month as an ally, change your background to your favorite pride 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 also celebrate pride month with pride! Here are some pictures created by Calm Sage for your reference and you can also feel free to use them.
2. Pride Bingo
Bingo has become everyone’s favorite game during the initial lockdown and the craze to play online bingo hasn’t faded over time. Therefore, you can celebrate pride month by creating your Pride bingo or using 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
In the last two years, the best way to spread awareness or queer history lessons was through social media platforms. Let’s continue doing this in 2023 as well. 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.
Also Read: Must-Read LGBTQ Books For Teens & Young Adults
4. Play Pride List on music apps
The best part of 2023 is that music apps have introduced Pride playlists which consist of all songs celebrating the beauty of being queer, worldwide. To celebrate pride month as an ally or as a member of the community, 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
Even with the threat of the COVID-19 virus being subdued, there’s still a risk of re-joining outdoor, crowded activities. If you’re worried about the virus still and avoid engaging in crowded events, then you can celebrate pride month your way by attending webinars on LGBTQ awareness and connecting with queer communities and chat rooms on all social media platforms.
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. What better way to celebrate pride month as an ally other than helping the ones in the community feel accepted and acknowledged?
7. Support Online LGBTQ Business
Many small businesses run by LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs on Instagram and Facebook need to be seen, heard, and appreciated. To celebrate pride month as an ally or as a member of the rainbow community, 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 find genuine resources over the internet or local community to donate something to the LGBTQ+ community. If possible, you can also volunteer for such causes, organizations, or events. Keep an eye out for the pride parades happening around you and your community and don’t forget to show your support and love for the rainbow community there!
List of Non-Virtual Month Celebration Ideas
1. Attend an Event or Pride Parade.
If your country or state is virus-free and is organizing physical pride parades or events for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate pride month then you can attend and provide support as much as you can.
2. Be an Ally and motivate others to become an ally
To celebrate pride month as an ally, you can also support the LGBTQ+ community by educating others and raising support for the rainbow community and their allies.
3. Become an advocate
Another way to celebrate pride month is to advocate for others and your friends related to the problems faced by the LGBTQ+ community. I 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 about the LGBTQ+ community; therefore you can educate them by sharing resources at your workplace. A way to celebrate pride month as an ally, especially at your workplace is to get pride flags and display them on your desk. If you’re still working from home, then you can add the pride flag to your status this month.
Pro Tip: There are many pride flags you can choose from! You can either use the new rainbow pride flag, the straight ally flag, or the pride flag of the community your loved one, friend, family member, or coworker belongs to and display it on your work desk!
I hope this blog helps you find ways to celebrate pride month with the same enthusiasm. Comment down to share more creative and fun ways to celebrate pride month in 2023.
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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.