June is Pride Month, and as we are celebrating all of the LGBTQ+ friends and loved ones in our lives while also remembering LGBTQ+ history, we need to wear our hearts and our support on our sleeves — literally. But you don’t want to just buy any product; that’s why we compiled a few items that will not only help you celebrate Pride Month in style, but will also benefit some great organizations that support LGBTQ+ rights every day of the year.
Milk Makeup Glitter Stick
In honor of Pride Month, InStyle reports that Milk Makeup has introduced its first glitter product to its lineup. The multipurpose glitter highlighter not only “imparts a subtle sheen and you can put it on your bod, your cheeks, your lips, and your lids,” InStyle says half of its profits will be donated to The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) in New York City. For $30, this cheerful little stick allows you to “express individuality, inclusivity, freedom, and joy” while also supporting a worthwhile organization.
Custom Converse Pride Shoes
If you’d rather invest in apparel, Converse recently unveiled a customizable line of unisex sneakers that can be tailor-made to your taste. Starting at a base price of $85, their high-top and low-top offerings can have everything from their body to their lining changed. And while you’ll end up with a sweet pair of kicks that will have you celebrating Pride Month well past the final day of June, Converse says the proceeds from each pair of custom Pride shoes sold will benefit the It Gets Better Project and the Happy Hippie Foundation, “two organizations committed to empoweringLGBTQ youth around the world.”
AEO Pride #WeAllCan Graphic Tee
Wear your pride on your sleeve with this #WeAllCan graphic T-shirt from American Eagle, which features the hashtag on the front with a list of all the things the LGBTQ+ community and its allies can do; from “Unite” to “Stand Up” to “Love Everyone,” the list concludes with “Pride 2017” to commemorate this year’s Pride Month. The best part: 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales of this T-shirt will be donated to the It Gets Better Project.
While half of June is already in the books, we still have the rest of the month to celebrate — and remember, standing up, advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and supporting our fellow human doesn’t end once the calendar hits July 1.
Happy Pride Month, everyone.