24 Tweets About Pride Month That Beautifully Celebrate LGBTQ+ Culture

All June long, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride Month. June is the official month for Pride because the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City began during June 1969. This month honors the history of queer people and the enduring fight for equality, recognizes the oppression the community still faces all around the world, and offers LGBTQ+ people a chance to celebrate. Just because marriage equality is legal in some countries, it does not mean that *snaps fingers* queer people are suddenly treated with respect everywhere. In addition to attending events like Pride Parades, tweets about Pride Month help queer people – in and out of the closet alike – to recognize this special celebration of who we are.

No matter if you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, pansexual, questioning, nonbinary, asexual, aromantic, intersex, or any other label that falls under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, you have a place during Pride Month. It's especially cool to see people come together on platforms like Twitter. From posting selfies showing beautiful queer selves, to recommending queer artists, to acknowledging queer history, to showing rainbows in a bunch of different places, there are some beautiful #Pride moments on Twitter. Here are some of my favorites.

This person shows us all that Pride Month is a wonderful time to become a human rainbow.
z_ninetales on Twitter
@Dog_Rates is here to tell us that dogs can be beautiful queer butterfly angels.
dog_rates on Twitter
This zine reminds us all how important it is to use someone's correct pronouns.
dopegirlszine on Twitter
Guess what? Nature is gay. Happy Pride!
amazlngnature on Twitter

I'm personally a fan of @jaboukie's take.

And wow! Snakes are gay, too. Incredible.

This Pride celebration in Uganda shows the bravery of queer people in the face of oppression.
womensart1 on Twitter
What does the A in LGBTQIA+ stand for? @Julp has answers!
julp on Twitter
When you want to let out all your queer rainbow feelings...relatable.
mattbellassai on Twitter

We love a Pride Flag-wearing bisexual queen.
beberexha on Twitter
Culture critic @Ira celebrates Pride Month by showcasing a queer artist of color every day of June.
ira on Twitter

So far he has highlighted Vardaan Arora, The Internet, Cakes Da Killa, Hayley Kiyoko and Kehlani, and MNEK.

This user did a similar thread as well:

This user called out brands for capitalizing off of queer consumers without ... actually caring about creating change.
adamkanzen on Twitter
These users reminded us why we have Pride Month in the first place.
Newly out queer people are celebrating their first Pride Month being visible in the community.
lucydacus on Twitter
We acknowledge who Pride Month is actually for, per this tweet.
deroio on Twitter

TERFs are trans-exclusionary radical feminists. Cishets are cis-gender heterosexual people. Cops ... well that's self-explanatory.

Here's how cishets can regard our month-long holiday.
rheabutcher on Twitter

Feel free to send gifts, too.

Pride Month can be a time for self-reflection on our queer journeys.
brittneyplz on Twitter
This user reminds us that queer may not look like what you think it may, and a "straight" couple could very well, in fact, have one or both people in the LGBTQ+ community.
mxacdumlao on Twitter
Pride Month is a special time to celebrate important strides in being who we are.
gallaguevaraa on Twitter
We honor trans leaders like Andrea Jenkins, who is pivotal for queer representation.
kamalaharris on Twitter
This Twitter user posted a thread about asexuality to bring awareness to A-part of the acronym.
edgedestroys on Twitter
Asexuality's expression of attraction is inherently not normative and LGBTQ+ seeks to give a space to, and recognize sexuality that don't align with what's seen as the "norm."
And this one shows that no one can take away asexual and aromantic folks' belonging to the community.
jinx_in_boots on Twitter

Enjoy browsing through other tweets during the rest of Pride Month – to find some more yourself, search #Pride, #PrideMonth, and #Pride2018. Happy Pride!