“Rainbow Essentials” Checklist for your next Pride Parade!

“Rainbow Essentials” Checklist for your next Pride Parade!

It’s almost Pride Month which means its time for celebrations, and love among the queer community. The queer gear up for pride parades, events, and parties continue throughout the month.

One cherished tradition is revisiting and learning about LGBTQ+ history. Pride season is a great time to educate yourself about our community’s past.

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Not just for LGBTQ+:

Not at all. Pride is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and everyone. If you want to support friends, family members and colleagues who identify as LGBTQ+, feel free to come along.

Should You Wear a costume?

The choice is yours. If you want to dress up, great and if you can’t, that’s fine too. Some people go all out, others just throw on a little face glitter. Pride is a time for all LGBTQ+ people to come together, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, body type, class, political allegiance, and background.

Things that should go into your bag for a Pride Parade:

1. Stay Hydrated:

In all the excitement happening around, you often get dehydrated. Make sure you carry plenty of water, you can try flavored water too. Avoid fizzy drinks and drinks with a lot of sugar, since they will make you feel gassy or dehydrated later.

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2. Energy Bars:

Stack up a bunch of energy bars in your bag to make sure you do not starve due to hunger. There are many recipes that you can check out on YouTube to make bars that fit your needs. Especially if you are allergic to nuts, dairy or gluten.

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3. Do Not Burn:

It’s easy to get distracted and not notice that you’re getting burnt in the sun. Make sure you have a tube of sunscreen in your bag. Keep your skin glowing and safe.

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4. Too Cool for Shades:

You don’t want to be squinting in the sun all day, so protect those peepers with some awesome rainbow shades. You could match it with your outfit or with your personality.

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5. Pride Flag:

The rainbow flag is a must-have to keep the pride feeling going!

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6. Rain-Check:

Don’t let the rain stop you from enjoying. The rainbow umbrella would keep you dry and you can keep the pride going!

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7. Tunes:

Have a list of your favorite tunes in an adorable rainbow radio and Bluetooth speaker. Connect it to your smartphone or other devices, or listen to the radio. Look how cute this is!

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8. Comfortable shoes:

You’ll definitely want comfortable footwear since you will be spending hours on your feet. If you want to wear heels or something funky, make sure you have a comfortable pair of slippers in your bag. Carry band-aids and vaseline so soreness can be taken care of.

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9. Rainbow Cap:

Keep the sun off your face in style. This practical baseball cap has the cutest little rainbow embroidered upon it.

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We have also pulled out a list of accessories for the occasion. Here is how you can rock the Rainbow Month with style:

1.Rainbow Flower Crown:

You can either make a DIY rainbow flower crown at home or you can purchase it online. Who doesn’t love a pretty little tiara?

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2. Rainbow Stud Earrings:

To complete your look, you can add a pair of rainbow earrings and look pretty!

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3. Gender Pronoun Pin Badges:

Add these cute badges to prep up your outfit.

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4. Rainbow Coin Pouch:

Add a statement by carrying the super cute rainbow coin pouch.

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5.Rainbow Visor:

Either carry your rainbow shades, or a retro visor to stay protected from the heat.

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6. Neon Transparent Bag:

Carry all your essentials required for the pride in these fancy rainbow-colored transparent bags.

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7. Rainbow TuTu:

Wear the rainbow tutu and dance away for the pride tunes.

8. Rainbow Scarf:

Add a colorful touch to your plain tee, by adding a rainbow scarf.

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9. Rainbow Choker Set:

Pump up your attrite with these gorgeous chokers.

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If you want to go all out, it’s only right that you have a rainbow outfit, glitter, clothes with slogans, and creative pieces of clothing. The good thing about the pride parade outfits is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a statement. All of the accessories and pieces of clothing mentioned are affordable and they are available online.

From carrying all the important essentials to fancy accessories, you can make a statement and keep yourself protected at the same time.

If you want to make a statement, you will be thoroughly pleased to know that there are a lot of options to choose from. Some are cheap and some are expensive. As well as, some are standard and some are extravagant.

Since you will be taking part in the walk, you want to ensure that you make a statement. You don’t have to stand out if you don’t wish to. This is why you have the freedom to choose whatever suits your needs.

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