June has become a vibrant global symbol of Pride Month.
Pride month celebrations happen across the world with vibrant rainbows and a variety of events.
But why do we celebrate Pride in June? This article discusses the history, current events, the pride flag, pride logos and how you or your company can get involved.
Why We Celebrate Pride Month in June
The 1960’s was a time of great struggle and suffering for the LGBTQ+ community, whom faced widespread discrimination. The police would often raid gay bars and arrest cross-dressers and harass customers. Stonewall Inn was one of the most popular gay bars in New York City hosting hundreds of people. It too would receive ongoing police raids. But this time, during the evening of June 28th, 1969, it was different. The customers at Stonewall Inn fought back when the police became violent. The community came together in resilience and unity, sparking a wave of change that continues to this day.
Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate these riots, starting with the first Pride march, held in New York City in 1970, a year after the Stonewall Riots.
Pride Month Today
Today, pride month celebrations happen across the world including parades, concerts, and parties.
These events serve as a reminder of the past sufferings, as well as the ongoing fight for equality and acceptance. They highlight the LGBTQ+ community’s relentless journey towards securing equal rights, symbolizing the determined spirit and resilience of this community.
Countries like Canada, the United States, the UK, Germany, and many more host a lot of different pride events in June. Even in nations where homosexuality faces legal constraints or social disapproval, communities find ways to celebrate Pride Month, defend their presence and rights.
Many brands also choose to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community by incorporating pride themes into their logos and products. For example, Apple offers themed watch bands and custom designs for their Apple Watch every year.
Starbucks has launched annual “Love” tumbler mugs that incorporate the pride colours. Initiatives brought on by Apple and Starbucks bring visibility to the cause, highlighting the ongoing pursuit of equality.
The Meaning of the Colours in the Pride Flag
The most recognizable symbol of the LGBTQ+ community is the rainbow flag, also known as the Pride flag.
In 2018, the American designer, Daniel Quasar introduced a revised design known as the Progress Flag. This design adds five stripes (black, brown, light blue, pink, and white) in a chevron along the side. The black and brown stripes represent marginalized LGBTQ+ communities of colour, while the light blue, pink, and white stripes represent the transgender community.
Here’s what each colour represents.
● Red stands for life.
● Orange symbolizes healing.
● Yellow represents sunlight.
● Green stands for nature.
● Blue represents magic and art.
● Purple stands for spirit.
● Black and Brown: Represent LGBTQ+ communities of colour.
● White, Blue and Pink: From the Transgender Pride Flag, representing transgender individuals.
Best Pride Logo Designs
Pride Month brings out a lot of exciting and bold ideas. Let’s take a quick look at some popular styles designed by us at Supernova Sites.
Pride Style #1: Diagonal Shapes
Instead of the usual straight lines, the colours in these logos are arranged in diagonal stripes. This twist on the classic rainbow design makes the logo look fresh and interesting.
Pride Style #2: Individual Letters
A well-liked design idea is to give each letter in a logo its own colour from the Pride flag. This style shows how different and unique everyone in the LGBTQ+ community is.
Pride Style #3: Gradient
A gradient design gently combines the various Pride flag colours. This style represents the harmony and togetherness among all the identities within the LGBTQ+ community.
Pride Style #4: Progress Flag Logo
This design uses the colours from the Progress Flag (black, brown, light blue, pink, and white). It’s a way to show and celebrate how many different types of people are part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Pride Style #5: Combination
For an even more unique and creative design, combining different elements from the styles above can result in truly eye-catching Pride logos.
How To Make a Pride Logo Flag
Want to learn how to pride your logo and design it using Adobe Illustrator?
Follow along on our tutorial video below and export your pride logo in .png or vector file for your Facebook, Instagram and other social media profiles.
As Pride Month fills our lives with colour and celebrations, let’s not forget the real purpose behind these rainbows: the ongoing struggle for equality, acceptance, and love for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Consider using trending and relevant hashtags like #Pride, #LoveisLove, #PrideMonth and #OnePride in your posts.
Incorporating pride themes into your logo can be a powerful statement of support for the LGBTQ+ community.
Take this opportunity to show support for the LGBTQ+ community. Order your own custom Pride logo and stand with us in the name of love, equality, and diversity.
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