With many parades canceled and stay-at-home orders still in effect in some states, this year’s Pride Month won’t be marked by parades and rainbow commodities, or branded declarations of allyship. This, in combination with the continued strength of the Black Lives Matter movement across the US, make this year’s Pride an opportunity to collectively return to its roots by remembering and honoring that this colorful, month-long tradition and celebration began as a rebellion against police brutality, thanks to the bravery of Transgender Women of Color like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera.
With this in mind, #BlogHer encourages you to post thoughtfully when it comes to Pride this year. Celebrate who you are, applaud how far we’ve come, get real about how far we have left to go, and use your voice to get loud about the changes you’d like to see in the world. Just be sure to do your research, post respectfully, and remember that we’re all in this together.
Check out our best practices for choosing hashtags to use for your 2020 Pride campaign!
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests that have been happening across the United States (and the world!), violence against Black Transgender Women is finally getting some well-deserved media attention.
Sadly, this is in part due to the recent, brutal slayings of Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells and Riah Milton, both Transgender Women who had their lives taken from them senselessly. Consider doing some research about organizations that are actively working against such violence like Lavender Rights Project, the Okra Project, or the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, and crafting your campaign to be about donating to such organizations and honoring Dominique and Riah.
#LGBTPlus, #LGBTQIAPlus, #LGBTQIAPride
Be inclusive — #LGBT doesn’t cover the whole rainbow! Consider using the #LGBTQIAPlus hashtag instead. LGBTQIA+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and beyond, which is more inclusive.
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A victory for the LGBTQ+ community today! The Supreme court ruled that employers can't discriminate employees based on sexual orientation or transgender status. We celebrate as a community and continue to fight for anyone who's life is ever questioned. Your actions and choices may be a cause for debate, but your existence should never be. . . @dustin_patrick_smith . . . #instagood #photooftheday #gay #instagay #lgbt #pride #loveislove #dad #daddy #lgbtq #gaypride #equality #gaylove #lovewins #dadlife #gaycouple #gaydaddy #dads #fathers #dadsofinstagram #husbands #modernfamily #lgbtpride #twodads #lgbtlove #lgbtfamily #gaydad #gaydads #love #pridemonth
#LoveisLove, #QueerLove, #PrideAndJoy, #LoveWins, #LoveIsNotCancelled, #LoveIsEqual
Remind your followers that in the end, this is a battle against hate. Give a little love to your feed!
#Pride2020, #PrideMonth, #Pride
Why beat around the bush? These tags are commonly used and a great way to find other creators with like-minded ideals. Scroll around and get inspired!
Comment below and let us know which of these hashtags you’ll be using to celebrate and amplify this year’s Pride Month! Think we missed any? Feel free to DM us on Instagram, @ us on Twitter, post in our BlogHer Creators Facebook group.