Pride festivals are here but don’t freak out if you haven’t geared up for it. You still have some time to get your sh*t together, especially if you follow my easy checklist that will ensure you have E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G you need to get through every Pride across the globe.
So stop stressing out and get stoked to soak up all the gayness of Pride season by scrolling through below for all the essentials you must take with you. Cheers queers!
Besides your fabulous Pride outfit, your face may very well be the first thing everyone’s going to see when you get to the parade. That’s why you need to be sure to put your best face forward. Before you head out, get a nice, clean shave with Harry’s Shave With Pride Set. The set was designed by artists Craig & Karl, with 100% of profits donated to LGBTQ+ causes. The most fantastic feature, no two handles in this limited-edition set are alike. Each comes with a unique, iridescent finish. How “dragtastic” is that?
Now that you’ve got your face in check don’t forget to moisturize with an SPF lotion. LAB Series Day Rescue Defense Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 35 is a lightweight and invisible moisturizer with SPF that helps defend against the high-impact elements of any Pride environment—sun, smoke, and pollution. You shouldn’t leave your house without a layer of it. And if you’re traveling, this lotion comes in a friendly travel size.
Making sure your phone doesn’t die is crucial. How else are you supposed to show off all the fun you’re having? For solid selfies with your fierce squad and creeper photos of half-naked studs (what? don’t tell me you haven’t done it at least once), opt for myCharge’s Pride Limited Edition power banks. The portable charger is white with a Pride Flag heart, not only will this be your most coveted Pride accessory but also you’ll feel proud to know that 5% of sales from the charger will be going to The Trevor Project.
If you’re one of the brave souls that wakes up early to steal a prime viewing spot along the parade route, the Rumpl Pride Flag Puffy Blanket is for you. Before shirtless hunks start marching down, there’s going to be a lot of waiting around. So throw it on the floor, and get comfortable knowing that the blanket resists water, dirt, odor, pet hair, and other debris (glitter, spilled drinks…) Rainbow flags are so passé, this season the hottest Pride trend is the gay flag puffy blanket.
Because ain’t nobody got time for long bar lines, stay “hydrated” with this limited edition House Wine sparkling rose. These Pride cans celebrate and support LGBTQ equality by donating $2 for every case sold to the Human Rights Campaign. I’ll drink to that! One more thing, before you go out and get (#whitegirlwasted) check if local legislation allows public drinking at the parade or Pride festival. The last thing I want is for you to get in trouble, well at least that kind of trouble. Wink, wink!
No Pride festival would be complete without a rainbow-inspired outfit! If you have the time to pull off a “Rainbow-She-Betta-Do Extravaganza” ensemble go for it! If not, the 2(x)ist tank and short combo – with a sleek rainbow trim and a multicolored logo, is an appropriate extra-celebratory look you can put on in minutes. The pieces are crafted in lightweight fabric and are super comfy, which will be critical at the festival.
Compliment your festival look with the Pride Lokai bracelet that stands as a reminder that all people deserve equal rights – no matter who they are or who they love. Isn’t that beautiful? Lokai is one of those brands that care about uplifting people and continuing with their giving back philosophy, they are donating $1 from every Pride bracelet sold to LGBTQ charities and organizations.
And remember to be the festival hero and honor everything that our community has accomplished thus far by being proud of who you are, respecting everyone in the LGBTQ+ spectrum and showing love and compassion to those Jesus freaks waving homophobic signs.
Now go out there and show the world your true colors! HAPPY PRIDE BITCHES!
Not just a pretty face