Ready to get loud and proud?
Of course, getting yourself down to a Pride march or soaking up the celebratory booze are both valid responses, but if you want to stock up on products that will allow you to celebrate the tale of resistance and joy that is the LGBTQ+ story, then you’ve come to the right place.
From mugs and make-up to stunning clothes and swimwear, these are the must-have products to purchase this Pride weekend.
Full of Pride Mugs
We love these hefty limited-edition Full Of Pride mugs from Our Place. Designed by Japanese-Mexican ceramic artist Viviana Matsuda, they’re hand-painted with the colours of joy, solidarity and protest, and come in a set of two so you can share a cup with a loved one.
Up until today, 20% of the net revenue of these mugs goes to LGBTQ+ rights charity Stonewall.
Buy them £45 from From Our Place
The Body Shop Out for Love
The Body Shop is a long-time supporter of MindOut, a mental health charity for the LGBTQ community.
The brand’s Out For Love liquid highlighters celebrate Pride in three shades.
Vegan, and with a watermelon scent, the formula can be dabbed on to lids, cheekbones and lips, encouraging creativity and self-expression.
Buy it for £10.50 from The Body Shop.
United With Pride
Activewear brand Fabletics is making a £20,000 donation alongside the launch of its United With Pride collection to support the Glaad organisation’s work to amplify LGBTQ+ community voices.
The collection includes genderless pieces, reimagining some of Fabletics’ styles in fun rainbow designs and colours.
Buy from £19 from Fabletics.
Sheep Inc and Charlie Millar
Sheep Inc has collaborated with Charlie Millar, the knitwear designer and founder of The Knit Edit, to create a limited-edition collection made using 100% merino wool sourced via ethical and sustainable farming and production practices.
All proceeds go to Mermaids, a charity supporting trans, non-binary and gender diverse children and their families since 1995.
Buy from £220 from Sheep Inc.
Simple Cleansing Wipes
This year marks the fifth anniversary of Superdrug and Unilever’s support of the Switchboard LGBT+ helpline, funding more than 250 volunteers and more than 7,000 calls, instant messages and emails answered since 2017.
The chain of stores is highlighting the many brands and products giving back to the LGBT+ community.
Buy from Superdrug.
Lottie London’s Proud To Be collection
Lottie London’s Proud To Be collection donates ten per cent of all sales to the Kaleidoscope Trust, a charity fighting for the human rights of LGBT+ people across the Commonwealth.
We love the brand’s Peace Stamp Liners, which have a stamp at one end, and the Proud To Be eye shadow palette.
Buy all for £5.95 from Lottie London.
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Metro.co.uk celebrates 50 years of Pride
This year marks 50 years of Pride, so it seems only fitting that Metro.co.uk goes above and beyond in our ongoing LGBTQ+ support, through a wealth of content that not only celebrates all things Pride, but also share stories, take time to reflect and raises awareness for the community this Pride Month.
And we’ve got some great names on board to help us, too. From a list of famous guest editors taking over the site for a week that includes Rob Rinder, Nicola Adams, Peter Tatchell, Kimberly Hart-Simpson, John Whaite, Anna Richardson and Dr Ranj, as well as the likes of Sir Ian McKellen and Drag Race stars The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi offering their insights.
During Pride Month, which runs from 1 – 30 June, Metro.co.uk will also be supporting Kyiv Pride, a Ukrainian charity forced to work harder than ever to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community during times of conflict, and youth homelessness charity AKT. To find out more about their work, and what you can do to support them, click here.
For Metro.co.uk‘s latest Pride coverage, click here.
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