If you’re heading to a Pride parade for Pride Month 2019, which kicked off June 1st and will continue to be celebrated until the 30th, we certainly hope you’re bringing a killer sign. Parade and protest signs have become viral sensations in the past few years due to the tumultuous political climate. Do you have what it takes to create the next viral Pride parade sign? Or will the masses tell you and your sign to “sashay away?” (Truth be told, no one would ever be that mean at a Pride parade — who are we kidding?) Virality aside, you probably just want to make an awesome sign that’s unique and presents your message in the best, most thoughtful way possible.
We’ve collected some of our favorite Pride parade signs from years past and present to give you a few ideas and inspire you to create a fun, supportive, and catchy Pride parade sign that is destined to get you all the Instagram likes (or just make you happy!).
Although the signs make for great content, let’s not let the temptation of internet stardom muddle the reason why we’re celebrating in the first place.
Pride Is All About Loving And Supporting The LGBTQ+ Community
And if we can best convey that with a great sign, then that’s our main motive for creating one. Behold:
1. “The Gay Agenda”
This honestly sounds like a great week. Sign us up!
2. “God is a trans woman of color.”
Hey, how do you know God isn’t? God can be whoever you want Her, Him, Them to be, and at Pride, God can most certainly be a trans woman of color.
3. “Harry Potter taught us nobody deserves to live in a closet.”
You don’t have to wait for your letter from Hogwarts, people. Come out from under the stairs and live your best life, dang it!
4. “NRA Sashay Away.”
If you’re looking to combat the NRA at your local Pride parade, you may want to take inspiration from the god of the gays. As our Lord RuPaul would say, “sashay away.”
5. “Feel free to love and be proud of who you are.”
You certainly don’t need permission to love yourself. But this sign is just a nice little reminder, don’t you think?
6. “I eat gender norms for breakfast.”
Gender norms? Those are nothing — meaningless, worthless, the sugary part of a well-balanced breakfast.
7. “I’m here, I’m queer, I have social anxiety. Please be nice.”
Just when you’re ready to hit the Pride parade, the social anxiety creeps in. You might as well make it known and include it in your parade sign, right?
8. “Straight? So is spaghetti until you heat it up.”
And once spaghetti gets heated up, there’s no going back. If it’s not just a phase for spaghetti, then it certainly doesn’t have to be for you, either.
9. “The Gay Agenda” reprise
This plan also sounds great. Can we partake in both gay agendas at once? We’re great at multitasking!
10. “Mom, I’m an onion ring in your fries. Unexpected, but do you mind?”
We honestly look forward to that onion ring, actually! What’s a fast food meal (ahem...life) without that rogue onion ring (ahem...diversity)?
11. “Being gay is like glitter. It never goes away.”
Not only do we love this sign, but we’re also quite fond of the sign in the back that reads: “Ugh, where do I even start!” Both are giving us the Pride vibes we’ve been asking for.
12. “God thinks you’re fabulous.”
Enough with the religious-based hate. Let’s start showing some much-needed love. If God loves all, then he absolutely thinks the LGBTQ+ community is fabulous.
13. “Blessed be the fruits.”
We love this harmless jab at conservative religion and a reference to The Handmaid’s Tale. For those of you who don’t know “Blessed be the fruit” is a greeting shared between Handmaids, and is said to encourage fertility. Creepy.
14. “Fruit Loops are really just gay Cheerios.”
This one is honestly just fun!
15. “Free mom hugs”
Getting a hug from a mother may just be what someone needs to turn their day around. Offering up free mom hugs is a great idea because you never know if someone’s family has cut off contact as a result of them coming out.
16. “I used to be a Bible-banging homophobe. Sorry!”
If you’ve changed your opinions and now accept that love conquers all, it’s important for you to share. These signs, created by a group of Christians, apologize for the way they used to treat the LGBTQ+ community, and they’re all perfect.
17. “No vertical video!”
You’d really be doing the world a service by demanding those at the Pride parade to stop taking vertical videos (“for cryin’ out loud!”). How else are we supposed to get the scope of the crowd if all we can see is one person at a time?
18. “Homophobia can suck my dick.”
Get it? Get it? The crassness may not be your style, but you have to admit that this Pride sign is pretty freaking funny.
19. “I am out. I am free. I am human.”
This sign from a 1982 Pride Parade is still incredibly pertinent now in the modern era. Finally coming out and living your truth is a completely freeing and human experience, and thus needs to be celebrated.
Do you have a favorite Pride parade sign on the list, or perhaps have a unique idea of your own? Make it, flaunt it at Pride, and share it with us on social media, just tag us @Odotschool!