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    11 Ways You Can Celebrate Pride Month Without Stepping A Foot Outside Your Front Door

    You can't keep this rainbow from shining! 🌈

    June 28 marks 51 years since the 1969 Stonewall Riots brought the severe lack of LGBTQ rights into the American spotlight. Thanks to activists such as Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, we now have the privilege and honor of celebrating June as Pride Month where queer folk everywhere can celebrate everything that makes them unique.

    Queer Stonewall rioters keeping police officers at bay in 1969

    However, with social distancing and restrictions on public gatherings in place, Pride Month 2020 is going to be a little bit different to say the least. A lot of parades have been cancelled which has left a lot of people asking, "Wait... so, how can I celebrate Pride this year?"

    On left, a pride parade with the word "cancelled" placed over the top. On right, Jonathan Van Ness from "Queer Eye" showing signs of gay panic

    Don't worry, friends! Here are 11 ways you can celebrate Pride Month from the safety of your home:

    Gay icon, the Babadook, wearing a face mask while celebrating Pride Month in front of the pride flag

    1. Support LGBTQ+ artists

    2. Buy and read LGBTQ+ books

    3. Promote legislative change online

    Person holding up rainbow sign that reads, "Respect LGBTQ+ Human Dignity"

    4. Attend or even host a virtual Pride party

    "RuPaul's Drag Race" queens practicing social distancing via webcam on the season 12 finale

    5. Take care of yourself

    Karamo Brown from "Queer Eye" applying lotion to his skin in a bathroom

    6. Have a solo dance party

    View this video on YouTube

    Take a page out of Robyn's book and dance on your own! Create a playlist with all your favorite bops, plug into your loudest speakers, and dance the night away! If you live with a roommate, your family, your significant other(s), or even your pets, make sure to invite them to dance with you! And remember – there's no need to evacuate the dance floor when the dance floor is your living room!

    7. Be there for your friends and family who aren't out

    Email from the film, "Love, Simon" in which Simon is reaching out to a fellow gay student who isn't out

    8. Donate, donate, donate

    9. Set up a Pride-themed movie night

    The cover art for the documentary, "Paris is Burning," featuring a trans woman smoking a cigarette in an elegant gown

    10. Educate yourself

    11. And last but not least, virtual drag shows

    So, how are you celebrating Pride Month 2020? If you have some unique ideas, feel free to share them in the comment section below! Happy Pride Month, everyone! 🏳️‍🌈