Pride Month just came to an end in New York. A symbol for the LGBTQ community, the month of June recognizes the impact of the LGBTQ people have had on the world.
50 years after the Stonewall riots of 1969, this year was a special celebration for the LGBTQ community symbolizing a new start of modern LGBTQ rights movement. In honor of this historic occasion, New York was chosen as the first U.S City to host the World Pride celebration.
Continue reading to find out more on the World Pride and all the events of the week end in New York…
A GLOBAL COMMUNITY
More than 150 groups from outside the US were present on Sunday during the march. It was also a very special Pride march for the Danish that flew to the United States, since the WorldPride will be taking place in Copenhagen in 2021.
In a sea of rainbow flags, the tone was celebratory and hopeful for the marchers and parade-goers, even at a time were LGBTQ rights are still under threat in the United States.
Amongst so many, the celebrity designer Donatella Versace was on Stone Wall’s Inn Float showing her support to the communities marching. As a StoneWall ambassador, she wore a rainbow mini dress and rainbow high knee boots looking very fashionable.
AN ELECTRIC MUSIC SCENE
The Pride Island invited premium artists who represented the community to perform for the festival taking place at Pier 97 in New York.
Both icons performed for the LGBTQ community showing their support for their constant fight for freedom.
“This community has fought and continued to fight a war of acceptance, a war of tolerance and the mosts relentless bravery”
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I couldn’t be more proud of every single person in that crowd and around the world today. This community inspires me so much. Your courage, your bravery, your relentless pursuit of kindness. Celebrate yourselves today, and hopefully every day. I love you. #PRIDE 📸 @gr8images @gettyentertainment
WE CAN ALL SUPPORT
Though the celebrations are over in New York, pride celebrations are just starting in the UK with the pride march on the 6th of July.
Even if you couldn’t and still can’t attend the pride during the week end, you can make a difference and support the LGBTQ community, by dressing up with the brands we recommend! These brands have made special pride collections and are donating a percentage of the proceeds to LGBTQ and human rights charities.
We therefore recommend you to shop Victoria Beckham custom t-shirt with the phrase written:
“Everyone Deserves Love”
You can also change up the classic and paint them in rainbow for a while with Converse and Calvin Klein’s striped twist of classics.
Upgrade your wardrobe with a piece from the DKNY pride collection. T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, pyjamas and bags, you will find yourself the perfect piece to support the LGBTQ community on Saturday!
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Celebrating #Pride! In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, I wanted to celebrate the #LGBTQ+ community and their continued message of positive change and inclusivity. This year, for the first time, I’ve created a t-shirt with proceeds benefiting the Albert Kennedy Trust @aktcharity that champion human rights. I have always felt a deep connection to the LGBTQ+ community and am proud to help support their fight for equality. X Kisses VB #Stonewall50