Pride Month stirs up such a mix of emotions each year: exhaustion, depression, melancholy, an extreme urge to get incredibly drunk in public. When it’s finally over, it feels like we’ve all lived at least three lives each on five different timelines, and most of us are ready to collapse onto the couch for the entire month of July.
Still, it’s sad to see all those logos change back to their normal colors after a month of performative support:
TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT pic.twitter.com/gogiq9xmAy
— troy (@boy____troy) June 30, 2021
There’s a feeling of smugness about the world just snapping back to heterosexuality-as-default overnight.
graphic designers sending over the non rainbow version of their logo this morning pic.twitter.com/b1QXPJ6SeZ
— anushka annonti (@emoshkaa) July 1, 2021
Every company with a rainbow logo when the 1st of July hits : pic.twitter.com/zpWkap78Yy
— Y🌸kiie (@YokiieBroadcast) June 25, 2021
That said, we’ve got some ideas for July’s branding:
june was pride month now get ready for pic.twitter.com/elo3lzJPbq
— matt (@mattxiv) July 1, 2021
July, lesbian pride month, non-lesbians hand over your walletspic.twitter.com/U2d3Eszten
— ♡| #lesbitwt / #anitwt |⚢🧡💚 (@_angrylesbian) July 1, 2021
And we can’t forget that Pride lives in our hearts all year round:
One last thing for pride month!! Hope y’all had a good one!! 💖🏳️🌈✨ pic.twitter.com/K19klyi1EH
— 🏳️🌈 StelLizard 🏳️🌈 BLM (@StelLizard) July 1, 2021
Wouldn’t it be nice to keep Pride alive all year, separate from the corporate gambits for cash?
Celebrate Pride all year.
That’s it. That’s the tweet. 🌈
— Lambda Legal (@LambdaLegal) July 1, 2021
Sadly, on July 1, it’s back to normal for most of us.
it’s the end of pride month AND my rent is due today? the homophobia is already fucking crazy……
— chrissy chlapecka (@chrissychlapp) July 1, 2021
However! July is Disability Pride Month, so there’s still a lot to celebrate.
Hello July is disability pride month, this includes both physical and mental disabilities (adhd etc included, anything that has long term affects on your day to day life is considered a disability)
— Sheep 🐑 (@ranbooboy) July 1, 2021
It’s the first July, this day marks the first day of disability pride month!
Open the thread if you want to know more about it, RT to spread awareness. /safe pic.twitter.com/v6iRIov6wb
— ## sky (@boosdream) July 1, 2021
walking out of pride month into disability pride month ✨HELLO✨
— em (@socalledesigner) July 1, 2021
Part of celebrating Pride all year round means that we keep each other in mind, and celebrate each other, all year round.
bringing this video back for the first day of disability pride as a reminder that there’s nothing but queer, autistic, stimmy crip pride over here.
it’ll be one year since y’all changed my life and helped me get my powerchair in a couple weeks and I’m eternally grateful pic.twitter.com/dncghu3but
— teona ♿ (they/them) (@tee_spoonie) July 1, 2021
There’s still more work to be done, always.
It’s disability pride month! Evergreen reminder to center the voices of disabled people, not the non-disabled parents of disabled kids.
— Julia Métraux (@metraux_julia) July 1, 2021