Pride Month Medley: 7 ‘Best Of’ Blogs & Podcasts

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To help commemorate the fabulous occasion in history as well as essence, here’s a Pride Month Medley of our top Pride-themed blogs and podcasts.

Because, while June gloom may be in full swing,  not even that can rain on our parade—our Pride parade, to be exact!

It’s the annual time of year specially dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and their monumental quest for equality.

While the parades, parties, and campaigns have come to be a large part of the celebration as we know it today, there’s a whole lot more to it than just that.

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BLOGS:

Pride History: From Protests to Parades

Minus those living in a penthouse under a rock, pretty much everyone’s heard of Pride Month by now. However, if you’re not as clear on how the occasion exactly came to be, look no further than our Pride History: From Protests to Parades blog!

The Stonewall Riots, game-changing activist groups, origins of the rainbow flag – it’s all there. Here’s your chance to brush up on the revolutionary groundwork that paved the way for the modern Pride Month.

 

Pride Month: Why & How to Celebrate

Once you have the history down, our piece on Pride Month: Why & How to Celebrate is a great one to check out next. A fantastic flashback to the street where it all began. This blog not only covers how the movement got its start, but also some of the best ways to enjoy the month-long celebration.

Whether it’s trekking to the hottest Pride locales around the world, or showing your solidarity by being a good ally to the community, there’s never a shortage of ways to commemorate the cause. 

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A Guide to Sexual Orientations

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: sexuality is a spectrum. Something which the LGBTQIA+ community knows exceptionally well. We want to help you stay up to date and informed on the many ways people sexually identify. So we compiled a list of almost 20 in our Guide to Sexual Orientations blog.

We encourage the joyous celebration of the beautiful range of sexuality that exists. However, it’s important to be able to talk about it correctly and intelligently as well. Avoid accidentally offending someone by self-educating. Don’t worry, we’re here to help! 

 

3 Steps to Exploring Your Sexuality

A big part of the Pride Month mission is combatting the notion that exploring outside of “classic” sexuality is bad or unnatural. Of course, it’s one thing to think of yourself as “gay” or “straight”, but there’s a great wide world of everything in between.

Which leads to our 3 Steps to Exploring Your Sexuality blog. Which highlights that it’s perfectly fine to identify with one, two or seven different labels. After all, what better time than the month of Pride to drive home that it’s essential to accept who you are, and celebrate it, too!

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PODCASTS:

Sexually Fluid With Nico Tortorella

If you know anything about Nico Tortorella, then you know loud and proud both totally describe his inspiring approach to sexual expression. In the podcast episode Sexually Fluid With Nico Tortorella, he and Emily cover the ins and outs of living in our current age. One where sexual fluidity and exploration have never been more embraced.

Together, they break down the differences between sexual buzzwords and discuss what it’s like to navigate fluidity within the world of relationships. Best of all, they also concur on the universal key to unlocking the best sex of your life. Tune in and find out what it is!

 

Sex With Two Angels (And Emily)

A champion of Pride vibes all year round, porn pioneer and trans activist Buck Angel makes a splash onto SWE in the episode Sex With Two Angels (And Emily). Additionally joined by co-host Joanna Angel, Buck goes into his incredible journey of gender awakening and trailblazing the trans community as “the man with a pussy”.

From the power of body positivity to honing self-love though sex, the gang discusses all that and more. This episode is great for helping everyone chart the way to sexual liberation.

 

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How To Be A Master-Dater With Zara Barrie

A huge part of Pride Month is celebrating your authentic self. Something which writer, host and self-proclaimed mascara lesbian Zara Barrie shares her expertise on during this podcast episode. No matter what your sexual journey has looked like, it can (and should) be a perfect tool for figuring out who you are.

Since that’s something Zara knows all too well, she and Emily do a deep dive into everything from what it means to discover and embrace your sexuality, to lesbian sex myths. Plus, some killer tips on what to do if you’re bi-curious.

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Our Pride Month Takeaways

The value of staking your sexual claim is one of the most important lessons at the heart of Pride Month. It’s no secret we live in a world overrun with outdated labels and preconceived notions. When it comes to anything surrounding sex, unfortunately, that case is especially true.

However, Pride Month is about not letting anyone get in your head and influence who you know you are at your fabulous core. It’s about kicking labels and stereotypes to the curb in order to be authentically, unapologetically you.

The fight for LGBTQIA+ equality is far from over. However, the community’s iconic lessons in self-acceptance and self-celebration are winning in the court of popular opinion. Regardless if you’re a member or an ally, these are concepts every one of us could benefit from daily.

So as we walk, march and sashay our way into this year’s celebration and beyond, let’s remember to be proud of who we are. While holding deas what Pride personally means to you.

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Alex Anderson is an LA-based lifestyle designer proactively raging against the cultural grain. By day she works in television production, and by night enjoys writing, sewing and seeking guidance from the stars. She also finally has an all black kitty named “Cher.” You can follow her website and on Instagram!
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