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8 Pride Collections You’ll Actually Want to Wear

by Judy Bokao

Pride month has arrived and with it a wave of rainbow-flagged merchandise. We’ve waded through the mess of aggressively marketed corporate collections to find 8 affordable collections that actually center LGBTQ+ artists and directly give back to the community. What will you be wearing?

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Morphe’s “Made with Pride” Makeup Collection

This limited collection is inspired by the colors of the Progress Pride flag. The collection has two versatile eyeshadow palettes– one matte and one shimmery. A pack of face/body gems, and a selection of eye brushes comes in the limited-edition belt bag with a colorful rainbow strap. The “Made with Pride” makeup collection price ranges from $8-$26. They will be donating 100 percent of the net proceeds of the collection to the Trevor Project.

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Gender-Neutral Eyewear from National Vision

The latest collection from National Vision is gender-neutral and stylish. The crystal and rainbow sunglasses are perfect for a summer beach day, and $25,000 of the proceeds will be donated to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

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T-Shirts from the Kohls X Phluid Project

This is probably one of the best clothing collections this year– Kohls is a massive brand in every suburb across the country and Phluid Project is an LGBTQ+ owned, gender-free fashion brand. Check out their “ask me my pronouns,” t-shirts in their empowering collection. Prices range from $14–35 and Kohls is also committing to donating $100,000 to The Trevor Project in honor of the collection.

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“Move, I’m Gay” T-Shirt from Target Pride collection

You have got to have a little sass and the best way to express it is through your clothes. This t-shirt is perfect for summer meet-ups with friends and family. It is being sold at only $13- why not show up in Pride style?

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Converse “Found Family” Shoes

This year the Pride month campaign for Converse is named “The Found Family.” They are shining a rainbow on LGBTQ+ chosen families with their glittery shoes. Check out their Pride collection on their website.

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“Love is Love” Mug from BGW Pride

The BGW Pride store is the official Black Gay Weddings Online Store. Their Pride mug collection is worth checking out. In addition to being stylish, the mugs have an anti-scald handle design that protects you from being scalded by boiling water. Tea! The mugs are being sold at $24.95 and directly support the LGBTQ+ Community of Color.

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Pride Phone Cases from Casetify

In Casetify’s latest pride collection, they have utilized vibrant colors to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. They will be donating $5 for every purchase of the Pride case to The Christopher Street West Association, a nonprofit of LA Pride.

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Dresses, Eyewear, and more from the Lane Bryant Pride Collection

This year Lane Bryant is celebrating Pride month with style and inclusivity. Their plus size clothing for Pride 2022 is full of amazing choices from dresses to eyewear and they have great offers as well.

About the Author:

Judy Bokao is 20 years old and was born in Ethiopia but relocated to Nairobi two years ago. She is passionate about everyone having equal rights and is also big on conservation and speaking up for our planet. Judy loves reading and photography and is just a free-spirited young lady trying to grow into a woman her mom can be proud of.



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