Pride·9 min read

Our Fave Products to Shop During Pride Month and Beyond

products to shop during pride month
Design: Lindsay Lange, Credit: The Phluid Project
June 10, 2021

It’s Pride Month, which means we’re shining a special spotlight on the LGBTQ+ community. (And if you’re not totally familiar with events affecting the queer population in the US, we got ya covered. You can learn more about that here.)

We’re also highlighting many LGBTQ+-owned brands, especially small businesses that you may not have shopped before — but definitely should. Plus we’ve got some products with proceeds being donated to charitable causes. Show your support, check ‘em out, and have a happy Pride.

constellation-themed blue journal with blank pages

A beautiful constellation-themed journal for daily affirmations…

Founded by a femme Caribbean artist based in Atlanta, Sorrel and The Sea crafts soft-cover journals. Each one is hand-folded and hand-bound using a popular ancient Korean technique, and contains 84 pages of blank paper. Write on. ($45, Sorrel and The Sea on Etsy)

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blue tank top with a rainbow peace sign

A peace-sign tank to wear this summer…

Fact: you can never have too many tank tops. Wear this one to bed, over a bathing suit on your next beach trip, or to a Pride event this month. Ten percent of sales will be donated to The Trevor Project. ($24.95, Tipsy Elves)

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black baseball cap with words "queer for it"

A baseball cap that’s all about being loud and proud…

Only Human is an LGBTQ+-owned and operated brand. During June, it’s donating 10% of profits to the Center for Black Equity (a nonprofit working to improve the lives of Black LGBTQ+ people). Hats off to that. ($26, Only Human)

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pencil set

A pencil set in support of using the correct pronouns…

Because yes, pronouns matter. They’re priced at $19.69 in honor of the Stonewall Uprising in June 1969. About two dollars per order will be donated to the Trevor Project as well. ($19.69, If Pencils Could Talk on Etsy)

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mickey mouse hands enamel pin

A Mickey Mouse heart-hands pin from the Rainbow Disney Collection…

Ah, the perfect addition to a backpack or jean jacket (and something Disney fans will adore). Psst...the Walt Disney Company is continuing to show its support for LGBTQ+ communities. It’ll be donating to organizations like BeLonG To Youth Services, Diversity Role Models, and GLSEN. And click here to check out the entire Rainbow Disney Collection. ($9.99, Disney Store)

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trans heart colored enamel pin

And a trans heart pin with proceeds going to The Trevor Project…

V Coterie is all about shining a light on people who dedicate their time and efforts to helping others. The brand makes pieces to support those who work in medicine, from dentists to nurses to veterinarians. They’ve also got stethoscope pins showcasing pronouns as part of their Pride-themed collection. ($11, V Coterie)

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black crew socks with rainbow stripe at the top

Half-crew socks showcasing a rainbow of colors…

Oh, and Vans is donating $200,000 to GLSEN, Casa 1, Where Love is Illegal, and Tokyo Rainbow Pride Organizations. You can learn more about its commitment to inclusion here, which includes partnering with LGBTQ+ creators. If you’ve got enough socks, but are looking for more Pride-themed apparel, shop the collection here. ($10, Vans)

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happy socks pride collection

And an entire collection from Happy Socks…

This collection has proceeds going toward InterPride (10% of the profits from every Pride pair sold throughout the year). Time for some new additions to your famous sock drawer. (6+, Happy Socks)

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queer magic pin

A ‘queer magic’ pin that’s really stinking cute…

This design comes from a queer artist based in New York City who puts a special emphasis on representation, inclusivity, and support for everyone. Each month, 50% of proceeds are donated from ‘Love Knows No Gender’ to a LGBTQ+ foundation. ($11.95+, Bianca Designs Co. on Etsy)

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spice collection with rainbow labels

A spice collection that’ll upgrade your meals…

And brighten up your spice cabinet (hi, colorful packaging). You’ll get 10 in total, ranging from chilli lime to everything bagel seasoning. In honor of Pride Month, Spicewalla is donating 25% of proceeds from the sale of this pack to The Campaign for Southern Equality, an organization based in Asheville, North Carolina, that works across the South to promote LGBTQ+ equality. ($54.99, Spicewalla)

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black tote bag

A tote that’ll remind you to live authentically…

Started in 2018, the Phluid Project is a gender-free clothing brand. Its motto is all about wearing what feels good (and about what allows you to express yourself). This tote embodies just that — and so does the entire Pride collection. ($30, The Phluid Project)

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rainbow oven mitt

A hand-dyed oven mitt that’ll be uniquely yours…

No two oven mitts are the same. And to make ‘em even more special, two dollars from each sale will be donated to The Okra Project, an organization that supports Black trans chefs and their community in New York City. ($25, Neon Lace Company)

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equator coffee

Coffee that tastes like dark chocolate, cherry, and mixed berries…

This LGBTQ+-owned brand delivers delicious coffee from countries like Ethiopia, Kenya, and Colombia. For every bag sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Keller Restaurant Relief Fund, a nonprofit charity supporting hospitality professionals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. ($18, Equator Coffees)

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same sex baby book

A baby record book for all types of families…

Reminder: families come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and types. And this baby book helps celebrate that — e.g., same-sex parents, or those who don’t necessarily use the titles of ‘mom’ and ‘dad.’ There are pages dedicated to the baby’s arrival, monthly birthdays, big achievements, and more. It’s time to start making (and keeping track of) memories. ($29.55+, Little Pickle Memories on Etsy)

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blue and pink hanging earrings with the word queer

A set of hanging earrings to complete an outfit…

These are sold individually, so you can mix and match colors (or buy them as a matching pair). They’re hand-painted and hand-stamped, so keep in mind production time when ordering (they can take up to 10 days before shipping). ($16+, Wild Fancy Design on Etsy)

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