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22 Products Under $30 To Show Your Gay Pride

It’s Pride Month so that means it is time to wear your pride everywhere. Pride is the political birthday of the Stonewall riot, the moment LGBTQ people rose up against being silenced and criminalized for their sexuality. And let’s not forget that we have Gay Rights thanks to Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, two trans women of color, for starting the infamous Stonewall Riots. We’ve gained some serious strides, but LGBT Latinos have even more to fight for.

Wearing a pin might seem like nothing, so here are 21 other ways to tell the world, we’re here, we’re queer and we’re here to stay.

1. Make America Gay Again Flag, $24.90

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I mean, this picture says it all. Trump is our President, therefore, we need more gay flags like this one. Props to the guy who photoshopped the POTUS onto that guy.

2. “Be Quiet” T-Shirt, $18

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They make a good point. America would be like an actual peaceful place to live, especially if the racists and homophobes could just let people live their best lives.

3. Rainbow Piñata Pin, $8.29

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Be subtley queer and Latino and get this rainbow piñata pin, because when people try to beat us down, we’ll just chuck tamarindo candies in your hateful face.

4. Mexican LGBT Loteria Cards, $25.00

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It’ll be the most entertaining game of lotería you’ll ever play. Take these out with your family this Christmas and let us know how it goes. Just kidding. These are definitely only for you and your besties.

5. “Soy Gay” T-Shirt, $10.99

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For that special somebody who is unapologetic about their sexuality and wants everyone to know it. This is how you can make an entrance at any family gathering to remind the relatives that keep “forgetting” that you came out already.

6. Unicorn Rainbow highlighter, $17

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Basic highlighter just won’t do during pride month because you need everyone to know. Like, if you can’t be really gay during Pride, when can you be really gay?

7. Queer Latino/a/x Pride T-Shirt, $24.99

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Show your pride on your shirt with our very own “Queer Latino/a/x Pride shirt. If you want Latino, click here. If you want Latina, click here. If you want Latinx, click here.

8. Rainbow Titties T-Shirt, $11.00

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For only $11 you can proudly wear the rainbows that will follow you everywhere this month. Tbh, you can wear this any time because it is too fun for just one month.

9. Rainbow Pin, $5.99

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It’s a classic but a goodie. Pro tip: don’t assume your parents will take the hint when you come home decked out like this. You’ll still have to spell it out for them. And yes, we will see them in heaven, but ours will have more rainbows.

10. Rainbow Muscle Tee, $21.00

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I get it, you have muscles to show off. It’s basically a Pride celebration right of passage. Be #GayStrong with this shirt.

11. “sounds gay i’m in”, $11.00

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Talk about getting to the point. With all of the Pride parties and parades happening across the world, it is a time of a lot of gay things. Clearly they are going to be a lot of fun this month.

12. Galactic Gay Pin, $10.00

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Because the gay travels through time and space. There is no church, mosque or temple; no planet or ruler; nada ni nada that can hide the gay. We’re basically superheroes.

13. “I Just Look Straight,” $19.99

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???????????? This one is for all the femme women and butch men out there who are tired of making the first move, all the time. You might not want the haircut that tells men to keep walking, but now you can have the shirt.

14. Rainbow Heart Earrings, $9.00

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Que cute. Let your ear lobes show their pride, too, with these cuties. There is something about a subtle hint that can go a very long way.

15. Pico De Gayo T-Shirt, $25.00

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A fun play  on words is always a solid way to showcase your pride. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy being reminded of the great Latino culinary contributions to the world?

16. “Love is love” Rainbow Heart Pin, $7.62

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Here’s the truth: wearing our gay pride on our sleeves is the most successful versions of ourselves we could be, no matter who told us we were a failure for being who we are.

17. “Queer Brown & Cute AF” T-Shirt, $24.99

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Just another of letting people know that you are cute and brown and also queer. I mean, sometimes you have to be obvious with things.  

18. Rainbow Temporary Tattoo, $6.00

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The good news? Our ancestors and the people before us have been fighting the same bag of bullshit for hundreds of years. It makes our fight that much easier, and all the more fabulous.

19. Pride Mexican Flag Beach Towel, $27.95

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Take your pride to the beach with this gorgeous towel that will not only tell everyone that you are proudly gay, but also Mexican and owning it.

20. NASA Gay Shirt, $15.03

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TBH, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to get that gay is good. We just have to really believe it, on a core level, to remind others that they need our perspective

21. Rainbow Glitter Pots, $8.22

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If there’s any time of year to go all out and smother glitter and sequins all over body, it’s this month. There are no rules, there is no dress code, there is just glitter.

22. Rainbow Papel Picado, $14.00

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Finally, you can’t have Pride party without pride flags around the perimeter, especially when it is papel picado. Either way, now you have all the goods to have the most decked out Pride month of all time.

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9 Essential Items For First-Time Moms

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9 Essential Items For First-Time Moms

With the quarantine baby boom, it’s likely that you’ve got at least one new mama on your Mother’s Day gift list this year! If you’re last minute shopping for the mamas in your life, we’ve got your back! Recently we checked in with the mitú staff about firs time mom essentials and got the best responses that were also pretty obvious.

Check them out below!

Burp Cloths

Grow by Gerber Store

Get them here for $9.99

Bibs

 Simka Rose Store

Get them here for $19.98

Pre-done Swaddles (featuring velcro)

upsimples Store

Get them here for $9.99

Windy

FridaBaby Store

Get it here for $12.74

Gloves for babies

American Trends

Get them here for $7.99

Diaper Geenie

GROWNSY Store

Get them here for $29.99

High Contrast Black and White Baby Books

Wee Gallery Store

Get some here for $15.99

Babysitter Giftcards

PickMe

Make your own!

Get materials here for $29.95

Snot Suckers

Watolt

Get them here for $39.99

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Singer-Songwriter Kany García Speaks Out Against Conversion Therapy in Puerto Rico

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Singer-Songwriter Kany García Speaks Out Against Conversion Therapy in Puerto Rico

As the Puerto Rican government is debating a bill on conversion therapy, Kany García is speaking out against the controversial practice. The Boricua singer-songwriter wrote an open letter to the senators in favor of Senate Bill 184, which would help end conversion therapy on the island.

Kany is one of Puerto Rico’s most-decorated artists.

García is one of the Puerto Rico’s top artists. She’s won six Latin Grammy out of a career 20 nominations. In March, she was also nominated for her third Grammy Award for her latest album Mesa Para Dos.

This year Kany celebrated five years since coming out.

On Valentine’s Day 2016, García revealed that she was in a relationship with her partner, Jocelyn Troche. The couple is still going strong with Troche appearing in last year’s “Lo Que En Ti Veo.” She and García share beautiful moments in the video. At November’s Latin Grammy Awards, there was a big wave of artists in the LGBTQ+ community in the major categories, including García, Ricky Martin, Pablo Alborán, and Jesse y Joy’s Joy Huerta.

She’s telling Puerto Rican senators to pass Senate Bill 184 in her letter.

Since coming out, García has remained at the forefront of queer issues in Puerto Rico. The passage of Senate Bill 184 seeks to prohibit conversion therapy. The controversial practice has long harmed LGBTQ+ communities. It’s thought of as a way to rid them of their queer gender or sexual identities.

“Puerto Rico deserves that every girl and boy, every young woman and young man can be who they want to be and love who they want to love,” García wrote in her letter. “This measure has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the protection of Puerto Rican children and youth.”

García speaks from her own experience. “I am an example of how to be faithful to who you are. I am a woman who deeply loves her partner and who is loved by her family and by our people. There is nothing to change. There is nothing to repair. There’s nothing to heal. We have to give the same opportunity that I have had, to be who I am, to all our children and youth.”

García further writes that the bill should be passed as-is without any amendments. According to Al Día news, Popular Democratic Party Senators Gretchen Hau, Elizabeth Rosa Velez, and Migdalia Gonzalez have filed several amendments to Senate Bill 184 as of Wednesday. Puerto Rico’s governor Pedro Pierluisi has indicated that he’s ready to override the senators if necessary.

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