Pride Month Roundup

Hello all!

I did a personal post about Pride on June 1st to kick off the month, but for this post I will be sharing more in-depth resources, a recap of Capital Pride 2018, and fun Pride-related things.

First up, I’ll start with some fun things!

If you’re looking for outfit inspiration to wear to a Pride event or throughout the month, I’ve found some great clothing and accessories at a variety of price points.

Dictionary.com has uplifting, inspiring quotes for Pride Month.

On a more serious note, here are some resources for those who want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community:

Books:

Religious Resources

As we all know, the LGBT+ community often faces the most opposition from religious groups. Here is a collection of links focusing on love and acceptance for you all to embrace and share:

Capital Pride 2018

On June 9th, Washington, DC held their annual Pride Parade. It was SO much fun to attend! I love seeing people being considerate towards one another, joking around, complimenting Pride outfits, and spreading love. There is such a genuine feeling of love at these events and in queer spaces that I’ve missed since leaving college where I had an easily accessible queer community.

Honestly, one of the best parts of it was being able to go with friends from all walks of life. I had childhood friends, college friends, and a coworker all supporting a beautiful cause and community that I love. It made me so, so incredibly happy! Because yes, Pride has so many amazing parties, but it’s also about the community, the resistance, the history, the self-love and acceptance, and appreciating the allies who love and help us.

I was debating wearing my long rainbow dress from my first Pride post to the parade, but I’m glad I didn’t. I would have had to wear heels with the long dress, and we ended up walking 10 miles across DC and sweat all over our clothes in the 90 degree weather. My simple, short ASOS dress was definitely the right choice (Curve version here)! Pride is about enjoying yourself, so the last thing I want is to be uncomfortable.

I picked up my rainbow tattoos from Tattly in a random Starbucks – they had 6 in the pack so I gave a few to each of my friends. Best snap purchase ever!

Thankfully, DC gets REALLY into Pride, so a lot of local restaurants had special Pride-themed goodies for parade-goers to indulge in.  I snagged a rainbow doughnut from Sugar Shack and a rainbow homemade pop tart from Ted’s Bulletin. These were both DELICIOUS and the perfect energy boost after walking so much during the parade.

I hope you all are having a great June and Pride Month!

xoxo

Parisa

P.S. The mural that is the backdrop to most of these pictures is “LOVE”; © 2017; Lisa Marie Thalhammer; Commissioned and funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates Public Art Building Communities Program. Located in DC Alley Museum: Blagden Alley, 926 N Street rear NW, Washington, DC.

http://www.lisamariestudio.com

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