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Pride Items For Keeping the Celebration Going All. Year. Long.

Published: JUNE 15, 2021 | Updated: JANUARY 17, 2022 03:05:16
Pride Month is a month of remembrance, for sure, but also an opportunity to teach inclusion and advocate for these underrepresented, and oft silenced communities.

Hello, my queer loves and straight allies! Pride Month is drawing to a close, but that's no reason to stop the momentum. It’s still time for LGBTQIA+ communities to come together to celebrate – and also honor the unsung heroines, the lesbians and transgender women of color, who fought for our rights, acceptance, and equality. It’s important to remember that the first Pride was a riot against injustice, faced and led by LGBTQIA+ people of color.

As we rally together and reflect on this month’s history, whenever possible, support LGBTQIA+-owned businesses. Say no to rainbow capitalism and don’t give money to corporations who slap a rainbow on their brand and call it a day. Performative allyship isn’t allyship, Instead, donate to LGBTQIA+ charities such as The Trevor Project and Trans Lifeline. Also, donate directly to Queer folks' crowdfunding campaigns.

Read: Monetizing a Movement: Pride and Rainbow Capitalism

This month, and every month, let us be our fiercest, most loving, and radical selves we can. Here are 15 items to celebrate Pride:

Cute Little Fuckers Sex Toys

Cute Little Fuckers Sex Toys

Queer-owned CLF's trio of sex toys – Starsi, Trinity, and Princette Puppypuss – are super cute, powerful AF, and shaped to stimulate in unique ways. All three toys are gender-inclusive and ergonomic for people with hand and grip issues.


Savor Seattle Pride Box

Savor Seattle Pride Box

Support queer-owned Seattle businesses and producers with this limited-edition box of eight tasty local foodstuffs. Think Marination’s beloved Liliko'i Caramel Sauce, Broadcast Coffee Roasters’ Breaker One 9 Blend, and Hot Dame!Chile Pepper Cocktail Shrub.


Wild Flower Enby

Wildflower Enby Vibrator

The original Enby was the first completely genderless sex toy, with almost endless ways for every body to use it. The Enby 2 is available now, with a longer battery life and more powerful motor that's completely submersible.


Julie Mollo Rainbow Clutch

Julie Mollo Rainbow Clutch

A custom glitter vinyl clutch is a super fun way to make a statement. Need we say more?


You Don’t Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves by Diana Whitney

You Don’t Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves by Diana Whitney

Queer mother, activist, award-winning author, and former poetry critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, Diana Whitney, compiled this thoughtful poetry anthology, including works from Mary Merium, Stephanie Burt, Andrea Gibson, Rachel Wiley, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Nikita Gill, and many more – grappling with questions of gender, sexuality, harassment, and pain while also celebrating beauty, risk, and making mistakes.

Ages 12-18; Grades 6-12; Paperback; $14.95

Master Series Kinky Pride Rainbow Bondage Set

Master Series Kinky Pride Rainbow Bondage Set

This colorful set gives new meaning to “Rainbow Connection.” Whether you’re a bondage newbie or well-versed kinkster, this 8-piece set comes with two wrist cuffs, two ankle cuffs, two chain clips, a leash, and a collar, to make restraint play happy and bright.

Boy Smells Candles and Parfums

Boy Smells Candles

Packaged in soft colors and conceived beyond the gender binary, Boy Smells makes loving your identity a daily ritual. Co-founders and real-life partners Matthew Herman and David Kien created Boy Smells as items they'd want to use on a daily basis and products that were fluid and essential.


Candy Goblins Trans Candy Earrings

Candy Goblins Trans Candy Earrings

Lesbian and queer community activist Keira Evans runs Candy Goblins, a quirky earring brand based in Wales. These transgender themed candy earrings come in the trans pride colors, and benefit Trans Aid Cymru, a transgender mutual aid based in Cardiff that Evans volunteers with.

£6 (about $8.50 US)

Elektrik Pride Plug

Elektrik Pride Butt Plugs

Get into that ass with these bright, attention-grabbing plugs that pop under UV light from gay-boy couple owned Happy Hole Toys. Whether you like it small, medium or large, there’s a body-safe silicone girth for every butt. Shop quick! During June, all Pride plugs are 10% off.


Sunday Scaries Unicorn Jerky

Sunday Scaries Unicorn Jerky Candy

Relax, Pride, and chill with Sunday Scaries’ sweet rainbow CBD candy flags. One dollar from each pouch of fun, feel-good candy benefits The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ+ youth. The organization is very dear to co-founder Mike Sill, whose sister died by suicide in 2011.


TomboyX Underwear

TomboyX Underwear

Queer-owned company, TomboyX, makes gender-inclusive underwear that's not confined by labels or expectations. From boxers to briefs to thongs to bralettes, the brand doesn’t separate its products by gender, instead encouraging customers to buy what they like. Items like adaptive bras and packing boxers fill a need for inclusive undergarments.


GoFundMe for Gender Confirmation Surgery

Pride logo

Gender-affirming care can help a person live authentically. There isn’t one way for a person to transition, and transition can include legal, social, and medical steps. Help transgender people take the medical steps to help them feel their body align with their gender by contributing to a gender confirmation surgery fundraiser. All fundraisers have been verified by GoFundMe.

Rainbow Inclusion Harness

Rainbow inclusion harness

Strap-on enthusiasts will love the simplicity of this rainbow harness. This Pride month Early to Bed is designating one LGBTQ-serving non-for-profit to highlight each week and donate 10 percent of the weekend sales to that organization.

Read: 14 Pride Purchases That Support LGBTQ+ Communities

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Ryn Pfeuffer is a versatile print and digital writer specializing in sex, lifestyle, and relationship topics. Over the past two decades, her work has appeared in more than 100 media outlets including Marie Claire, Playboy, Refinery29, The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, WIRED, and Thrillist.

She adopted a pseudonym and was AVN’s (Adult Video Network) first female porn reviewer – while penning children’s books at the same time. More recently, she is the author of 101 Ways to Rock Online Dating (2019). She lives in Seattle with her rescue dog, Mimi. You can find her on Twitter @rynpfeuffer or IG @ryn_says