18 fun and affordable ways to wear your Pride this weekend

You might not be in the closet, but these need to be in there!

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It’s June, so you know what that means: Pride Month! Finally, us gays can come out of hibernation and flaunt our stuff. Not sure what to wear during the Pride Parade? We’re here to help. Whether you belong to the LGBTQ+ community or you're an ally, you can show off your Pride with some really cute stuff. Here are 17 highly rated and downright amazing Pride Month essentials you need in your wardrobe, whether you’re heading to a march or a parade, or just living your life.

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1. Pins to proclaim your preferred pronouns

Prickly Cactus Collage Pronoun Pins
Credit: Prickly Cactus Collage

Make it easier and less awkward for people to get your pronouns right without having to ask first.

You can’t and shouldn’t just assume anyone’s gender, and in loud places like parades and parties, you might not be able to ask them what they prefer. These nifty pins will let you wear your preferred pronouns on your person so no one is confused and everyone’s happy.

Get a pronoun pin or magnet from Prickly Cactus Collage on Etsy for $1.65-$2

2. A multi-colored fanny pack to carry your stuff

FYDELITY Fanny Packs
Credit: FYDELITY

Fanny packs are back, and gayer than ever in all right ways!

Pride is all about having a good time, which includes dancing and grabbing the free goodies thrown your way from the parade route. You’ll need your hands free, and a place to stash your phone, wallet, and parade swag, so pack your essentials in this fitting and oh-so-trendy fanny pack to avoid losing anything.

Get a FYDELITY Ultra-Slim Fanny Pack in Rainbow Hearts (or any style) on Amazon for $15

3. A fun way to be your own gay superhero

FreedomCapes Rainbow flag cape
Credit: FreedomCapes

Leave your flag on your porch and rock this one that's designed to be a cape instead.

People love to bring their flags to Pride but it’s actually quite hard to wear a regular flag without it falling off easily. This rainbow flag is designed to be worn rather than flown, making it easy to wear the gay pride flag around your neck all day and night long.

Get the FreedomCapes RainbowCapes Gay Pride Cape on Amazon for $12.99

4. A quirky shirt for those who play for both sides

Bisexual Pride T-Shirt
Credit: Gay and Pansexual Pride Flag T-Shirts

This shirt might take people a minute, which is why we love it.

This shirt brings some always-enjoyable levity to the commonly forgotten B in LGBTQ+. It’ll put a smile on people’s faces while allowing you to brandish your bi-pride colors as well. It comes in adult and youth sizes, too so folx of all ages can find the style and size for them.

Get the “I like my men like I like my women” Bisexual Pride T-Shirt on Amazon for $19.99

5. Some festive shorts to keep you cool

HDE Women's Retro Dolphin Running Shorts
Credit: HDE

Parades are hot, and so are these shorts.

Pride Month is in June, which is the beginning of summer, which means it's going to be hot, hot, hot! Do yourself a favor and wear these cute shorts that not only fit the theme, but will match just about any top you decide to wear with them. Bonus, now you can rock your pride when you workout too.

Get the HDE Women’s Retro Dolphin Running Shorts on Amazon for $4.99-$14.99

6. A cute top to support trans rights

Triple G Mavs Trans Rights T-Shirt
Credit: Triple G Mavs

Say it loud and proud.

Whether you’re transgender or support trans rights, this is the shirt for you. It’s made of the adorable pink and blue trans-pride colors and bears a statement that you (hopefully) believe in. It sends across a good message that not everyone thinks of during Pride, since trans folx often get overshadowed by the more prominent gay pride. Plus since the colors are so bright but different from the traditional rainbow look, you’ll stand out from the crowd.

Get the Triple G Mavs “Trans Rights and Human Rights” T-Shirt on Amazon for $17.95

7. Non-binary representation in the form of a sweet tee

Non-Binary Tees Non-Binary T-Shirt
Credit: Non-Binary Tees

This shirt lets you represent everyone at once.

Pride is a great time to celebrate non-binary folx who don't fit the gender binary, meaning they express a combination of masculinity and femininity, or might not express as a man or woman at all. This shirt, with the NB colors, is a reminder that non-binary people exist, are valid, and should be treated with the same love and respect as everyone else.

Get the Non-Binary Tees “The Future is Non-Binary” T-Shirt on Amazon for $19.99

8. A pin to subtly proclaim who you are

Compoco Bisexual Pride Pin
Credit: Compoco

You don't always have to be loud to be proud.

If you’re not the kind of person who likes to shout your pride from the rooftops with a giant rainbow flag, that’s okay. You can still celebrate Pride your own way. It’s for every other queer out there, whether you’re big and bold or more of a wallflower or even if you’re not quite ready to come out, and that goes for everyone, including the bisexual crowd. You can don this subtle pin in quiet solidarity to let the world know who you are without shouting it in their faces.

Get the Compoco Bisexual Pride Pin on Amazon for $9.20

9. A silly marriage equality shirt for the nerdy partygoer

City Shirts Marriage Equality Shirt
Credit: City Shirts

Nerdy queers rejoice: This geektastic shirt is perfect for Pride month.

This is something I could totally see the nerdy dad of a queer child (or a queer, nerdy dad) wearing. It’s a cute shirt with a good message, but laughably lame. I love it and if your parent or someone older wants to come to support you but doesn’t know what to wear, something along the lines of this would be pretty clear. It shows the crowd that they are an ally, though they might look pretty straight otherwise. And if you’re just nerdy and proud but don’t want to draw too much attention, this is a great choice too.

Get the City Shirts “Rated E” Marriage Equality T-Shirt on Amazon for $10.36-$19.95

10. Gay socks! Because obviously, you need them

Gumball Poodle Gay Socks
Credit: Gumball Poodle

Pair them with shorts for a fun statement or wear them to work just for you.

These socks are fun because you can wear them with shorts so your outfit really says, "Hello world, I am gay!" — like you should do at Pride. But you can also wear them under your professional business khakis at work on Monday and no one will even know they’re there. It’ll be like a little whisper to the world—a way to say, "yes, I’m still very gay, just busy working right now." Everyone always needs more socks and these can be a nice little secret you keep with yourself all the time.

Get the Gumball Poodle Gay Crew Socks on Amazon for $13.95 (plus $6.41 shipping)

11. A shirt that will put a smile on lots of faces

Think Out Loud Apparel "Smile If You're Gay" Shirt
Credit: Think Out Loud Apparel

Turn heads and invite smiles.

A big part of Pride events are the outfits and styles people flaunt, and t-shirts with statements that are as witty as they are proud are perfect if you’re not planning to go all out. This shirt will automatically make people smile and then make them smile even more when they realize what that means, regardless of how they identify. You’re sure to get a few laughs and comments about it, and maybe make some new friends along the way.

Get the Think Out Loud Apparel “Smile If You’re Gay” T-Shirt on Amazon for $18.99-$21.99

12. Rainbow dog tags to let people know who you fight for

PROSTEEL Rainbow Dog Tag Necklace
Credit: PROSTEEL

This subtle way to show your pride is perfect all year long.

This dog tag-style necklace is great to pair with virtually any outfit during Pride Month, but why not wear it the rest of the year too? With its stainless steel, gold-plated base, this necklace is something that I’d absolutely wear any day to spice up any plain old outfit.

Get the PROSTEEL Rainbow LGBT Gay Pride Necklace on Amazon for $13.99

13. A chest binder for expressing your true identity

BaronHong Chest Binder
Credit: BaronHong

Skip the cheesy t-shirt and rock this binder with pride—it's so cheap you won't mind if anything gets spilled on it anyway.

Pride is the one time a year the LGBTQ+ community can gather in whatever clothes they want and not worry (too much) about harassment since they’ll be surrounded by others just like them. This chest binder comes in seven fun colors, is made of breathable cotton, and will help to make your chest appear flatter without restricting your breathing. I’m not saying this is the best one out there (it’s probably not), and I’m definitely not an expert on binders. But at this low price, why not give it a shot and see how it goes? The worst that happens is you wear it for a day and decide it’s not right for you, and you’re only out $20 (or you have to deal with returns).

Get the BaronHong Cotton Chest Binder on Amazon for $18.99-$19.99

14. A bee-lightful way to show your lesbian pride

Human Voice Apparel Les Bee An Tshirt
Credit: Human Voice Apparel

Could this shirt BEE any cuter?

This shirt is a great way to get some buzz. There’s tons of apparel out there for the different sexualities and genders, but this is the first one I found that really made me smile. It’s clever and adorable, yet so simple. Plus, it comes in a ton of adult sizes, so you can definitely find one that looks great and will make you stand out in a crowd.

Get the Human Voice Apparel “Les-Bee-An” T-Shirt on Amazon for $19.99

15. A stylish hat to protect your head and subtly show your pride

DALIX Rainbow Baseball Cap
Credit: DALIX

Your kids won't be embarrassed to be seen with you wearing this fun rainbow hat.

Maybe you’re gay but you’re not totally out yet. It's perfectly fine if it's not in your style to wear a shirt that says “GAY AF” on it or knee-high furry rainbow leg warmers with rainbow suspenders paired with a rainbow bow-tie and glittery spandex booty shorts. So you plan on going to Pride in jeans, maybe a band tee, and some Converse sneakers. But you don’t want anyone thinking you’re straight, either. So this hat fits into your subtle, hipster, dad-hat aesthetic.

Get the DALIX Rainbow Baseball Cap on Amazon for $12.99

16. A simple, understated ‘dad hat’ that’s a little more obvious

Funky Junque Pride Hat
Credit: Funky Junque

Let everyone know you're not just a dad, but a dad with style and an open, accepting heart and mind.

If you like the idea of a subtle hint of your community, whether an ally or a member, but want to make sure there’s no question of your loyalties, this PRIDE baseball cap might be a better choice. Plus, who doesn't love a good dad hat?

Get the Funky Junque “PRIDE” Dad Hat on Amazon for $16.99

17. A not-so-subtle reminder of how far we’ve come

Extra Dressing 50th Anniversary Pride Shirt
Credit: Extra Dressing

Don't forget how far we've come and how much our fore-people have gone through to get to today.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, an event now considered to be the first actual “Pride.” What people often don’t know is that, back then, Pride wasn’t just rainbows, unicorns, and Lady Gaga—it was police checking your private parts and arresting you if you weren’t dressed according to what they found “down there.”

I encourage you to actually read up on what happened at the Stonewall Riots because it’s not only shocking, but it makes you realize that we as a country haven’t really come as far as it might seem sometimes. But this shirt is a reminder to those celebrating this Pride to reflect on all those queer people 50 years ago who fought so hard, spent many nights in prison for doing nothing but being who they truly are, in order for us to be able to celebrate here today.

Get the Extra Dressing 50th Anniversary Pride T-Shirt on Amazon for $19.99

18. A shirt for when you’re straight

LGBTQIA Pride Tees Ally Shirt
Credit: LGBTQIA Pride Tees

Even if you're not a member and just a supporter, you can still dress the part with this fun shirt.

Pride is really a time for the LGBTQ community to thrive and be amongst each other, celebrating our accomplishments and grieving over our loses. Allies are welcome of course but please, PLEASE, I cannot stress this enough, do not make pride about you. Stay back and enjoy the festivities from the sidelines. Take home some rainbow goodies. Do not take any pictures or video of anyone without their consent because you might accidentally out someone.

Just be happy to be there and remember these people face discrimination on a daily basis, so let them have their moment. This t-shirt lets you let people know you’re a supporter but doesn’t overstep any bounds that might upset people, however good your intentions may be.

Get the LGBTQIA Pride Tees “Proud Ally” T-Shirt on Amazon for $19.99

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