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Love is Love: 4 Ways to Celebrate Pride

by Millicent Hofung |

To celebrate Pride, we wanted to share some ways to support the LGBTQ+ community not just this month, but every day.

 

SHOP

Noto Botanics

Skincare products made from plant-based ingredients that can be used for every and all parts of the body — Noto Botanics is a combination of radical self care, protection of the planet and fluid-self expression.

Shop Noto Botanics.

 

SUAY

All of SUAY’s products are created from a combination of post-consumer waste, deadstock and domestically, organically grown fibers. SUAY continues to not just eradicate the tremendous amount of waste resulting from the fashion industry, but is also working towards a social, economic and environmental revolution.

Shop SUAY.

 

Automic Gold

Size inclusive, unisex, everyday fine jewelry made in NYC from reclaimed solid gold. Automic Gold is self-funded, upholds high standards in diverse representation and uses real body images only (by not Photoshopping their models).

Shop Automic Gold.

 

WATCH

Visible: Out on Television

This documentary miniseries is focused on the representation of LGBTQ+ people in television  both on-screen and behind the camera). Through the testimonies of nearly 100 prominent LGBTQ+ celebrities and activists in the US, it shows television’s problematic progress in queer representation and how its working towards advancing LGBTQ+ equality.

Watch Visible: Out on Television on Apple TV+.

 

Pose

This drama series focuses on the Queer African-American and communities of the ballroom scene in 1980s New York City. It’s made television history by featuring the largest cast of transgender actors as series regulars ever assembled on any scripted television series ever.

Watch Pose on FX.

 

Pride

This limited documentary series moves through the decades, taking snapshots of history from the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement  taking place from the 1950s through to the 2000s  each installment coming from a different LGBTQ+ filmmaker. Pride shows the progression of queer visibility in culture and how that has changed over time.

Watch Pride on FX.

 

LISTEN

LGBTQ&Q

Featuring weekly interviews with some of the most interesting and influential members of the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ&Q explores LGBTQ+ history, current events and issues, including gender norms, domestic violence, astrology and activism.

Listen to Roxane Gay talk about the difficulties of writing about love and why the stories of trauma shared from her readers keep her up at night.

 

Making Gay History

Originally published as “Making History” in 1992 as an oral history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement  in 2016, author Eric Marcus turned his old audio interviews with these long-forgotten champions, heroes and witnesses into a powerful podcast. He reveals the hidden history of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement through the voices of its most prominent leaders.

Listen to Stonewall 50: Episode 2: Everything Clicked… and the Riot Was On for a first-person account of the 1969 Stonewall uprising from Marsha P. Johnson and other queer activists present at the riot.

 

Queery with Cameron Esposito

Tune in for an hour-long conversation with podcast host and standup comedian, Cameron Esposito and some of the brightest luminarie in the LGBTQ+ family to explore their stories around identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix surrounding gender, sexuality and civil rights.

Listen to the episode with “bicon” (aka bisexual icon) Stephanie Beatriz where they chatted about being too hard on yourself, bi erasure and experience with eating disorders. A fun tidbit — Cameron played Stephanie’s on-screen girlfriend in cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 

 

SUPPORT

The Trevor Project 

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and prevention services to LGBTQ+ youth. Its focus is on real-time crisis interventions through establishing itself as a lifeline for any LGBTQ+ young people under 25, with its 24-hour service using lifelines, chats and texts to ensure that whoever is calling, messaging or texting is okay. 

Support The Trevor Project.

 

It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project uplifts, empowers and connects LGBTQ+ youth faced with difficulties in affirming and asserting their sexual orientation and/or gender identity — forming connections through storytelling, education and building a global community.

Support the It Gets Better Project.

 

Marsha P. Johnson Institute

The Marsha P. Johnson Institute protects and defends the rights of Black transgender people by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to geal, developing transformative leadership and promoting their collective power. Marsha P. Johnson was a critical figure of the gay liberation movement. If you don’t know who she is, you need to watch The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson on Netflix ASAP.

Support the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

 

We’re always open to listening and learning about ways to support the LGBTQ+ community. Share with us your favorite ways to wear, listen, watch and support by sending an email to hello@wearkent.com.

 

Feature image obtained from Unsplash.