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Here Are Some Of The Most Fabulous Pride Products You Can Get On The Internet

There are a million reasons queer Latinos might not want to flaunt their rainbow flag, and a million different ways to do it anyway. In these politically dark times, it’s more important than ever to fearlessly wear those rainbow nipple tassles and wave that pride flag. Latinos have to deal with a lot of stuff when they are queer from family and society so might as well own that identity. The internet has gifted us many ways to adorn our bodies and our homes with identity affirming messages, flower crowns and LGBT pride.

1. Frida Rainbow Flower Crown | $45.00

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In honor of one of the most sexually fluid Latinas in history, I’m dressing as Frida Kahlo to the next Pride parade I go to. All of the blossoms attach to a thin metal headband that is also lined with eco felt, so it’s comfortable to wear.

2. Rainbow Cap | $16.00

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Get your caps in black, white, or baby pink. You know you look qt in every color.

3. LGBT Pride Rainbow Ribbon Headband Fascinator | $135

FabHatters / Etsy

FabHatters knows how to dress up a queer pride float. All the reviews are from queens who know how to show up to a party. It might be pricey but good fashion always is.

4. Rainbow High Waist Booty Shorts | $22.00

DillyDuds / Etsy

Literally the description: “Be the rainbow in somebody’s cloud!”

The world is a cloud, so you should probably get one for every day of the week, imo.

5. Rainbow Tutu | $15.00

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As if you’d ever leave the house without it. Plus, you can use it again for Halloween when you’re a creepy, sexy clown. ????

6. So Gay enamel pin | $12.00

Pride Pins. Digital Image. Bella Dona. June 28, 2018.

Y’know, just in case the rainbow tutu and headband didn’t tip anyone off. Plus these pins let you wear both your Latinx heritage and your unapologetic queer pride. Win-Win.

7. LGBTQ: Rainbow Nipple Pasties | $20.46

KittybitsBoutique / Etsy

Like, you might as well just go for it. Sure, it might make some people uncomfortable to see you in these but those are just people who shouldn’t.

8. Unicorn Skin Rainbow Highlighter | $17.00

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This Latina owned business has been featured all over the place for her incredible rainbow highlighter. It comes in one palette, and in one fell sweep.

9. LGBT Pride Temporary Tattoo Mix & Match Pack | $15.00

LoudMouthInk / Etsy

Gift your boo this tattoo and you can claim them yours for at least 1-2 weeks. JK, tattoos fade, but true love won’t.

10. Rainbow Choker Necklace | $6.82

HappyGayAccessories / Etsy

We all went through that emo phase when we were in middle school. This is just a chance for you to relive those days with a little something extra.

11. Gender Affirming Transgender Nonbinary Pronoun Pins | $11.00

GENDERGEMS / Etsy

Find pride in your pronoun, whatever you’ve chosen to identify as! GENDERGEMS makes it truly stylish to not just have pride, but show it off to everyone you meet.

12. Make America Gay Again Flag | $24.90

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Wear it as a cape for the weekend, and then hang it up outside your house. Wouldn’t you like everyone to know who you truly are without having to explain it?

13. Bi Pride T-Shirts | $24.99

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Feminist Apparel is apparel made up by women and the queer community, for women and the queer community. This one’s for all my bi brothers and sisters, who make up the majority of the LGBTQ community and have the least awareness.

14. Queer Black & Cute AF T-Shirt | $24.99

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Show that queer Afro-Latinx pride off everywhere you go. After all, you have a lot to be proud about so you might as well show it off.

Buy this shirt at the mitú shop by clicking here.

15. Keith Haring Inspired Pride iPhone Case | $15.95

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Protect your phone from the dusty day to day with a shiny new, rainbow pride case. It’s so cute, I’m screaming. ❤️ ???? ???? ???? ???? ????

16. Love is Love Umbrella | $55.00

CassaRaptorCreations / Etsy

Don’t let the haters rain on your parade (literally). This umbrella is handpainted, so you’ll already be arriving next level. Or just show up in a white t-shirt and live your life. 😉

17. Drag Queen Lotería Shirt | $45.00

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Do you love “RuPaul’s Drag Race”? Do you love lotería? Then this shirt is for you.

18. Rainbow Earrings | $6.00

AnyaCloudJewellry / Etsy

So go ahead, go out with your rainbow earrings, your nipple pasties, body glitter and tutu for a nice casual night out.

19. Puro Pride Shit | $24.99

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Because some times a simple two-word sentence is all you need to get the point across.

Buy this shirt at the mitú shop by clicking here.

20. Gay Pride Socks – LGBT Socks | $27.27

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Put on your gay pride socks (suggestion: peppered in Karamo Brown’s gorgeous face). You can personalize these socks to put anyone’s face on it, so gift your face to your boo or gift yourself. Because you’re doing this all over again tomorrow! Happy Pride, queeros!! ????

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Armed Police In Tulum Arrested A Gay Couple For Allegedly Kissing On The Beach

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Armed Police In Tulum Arrested A Gay Couple For Allegedly Kissing On The Beach

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Mexico has remained a popular tourist destination as people seek out places with fewer restrictions. However, Mexico’s popular beach destination of Tulum apparently still has some restrictions – for LGBTQ folks – that the police are quick to enforce.

A Canadian couple was briefly detained by police for allegedly kissing on the beach.

Police in the popular resort town of Tulum, about 90-minutes south of Cancun, briefly arrested a gay couple for kissing in public on a beach, alleging that the couple was not allowed to kiss in public because children were present.

According to local media reports, police said they were reacting to a report by someone else on the beach who had claimed that the men were “committing immoral acts.”

The couple were handcuffed together and ordered in to the back of a patrol vehicle until a crowd of onlookers formed and began to shout disapprovingly at police after one of the men explained to the crowd why they were being detained.

Outraged bystanders gathered around the couple and urged the police to let the men go.

The crowd began shouting in support of the couple, calling the actions homophobic and demanding the couple’s release.

The pressure from the crowd apparently prompted officers to release the men after a few minutes of dialogue. The presence of Escalante herself might also have been a factor.

In response to the arrest, Quintana Roo Tulum Police said: ‘We are an inclusive and impartial police both for residents and tourists who visit the state of Quintana Roo. So no abuse of authority will be tolerated.’

Video of the incident quickly went viral on social media with outrage being the common reaction.

Video and photos of the arrest went viral after on social media accounts, including that of local politician Maritza Escalante Morales, who denounced the actions of the officers. Escalante happened to be at the beach with her family when she noticed the officers approach the couple, she said, and joined the crowd to advocate for the couple’s release.

“I want to file a PUBLIC COMPLAINT, because the treatment and type of authorities we have in our municipality is inexcusable. Yesterday while I was on the beach with my family, we noticed around 4:30 that 2 police squads in their ATVs approached a group of young foreigners. After about 20 minutes, a patrol arrived and proceeded to arrest them with handcuffs,” she explained on TikTok.

“The policemen were VIOLENT,” Morales added, “and gave arguments such as ‘there are families and children and they cannot be seeing this. I am FURIOUS because it is not possible that in the XXI century this type of oppression against the LGBT+ community continues. We all deserve the same treatment, and appropriate sanctions must be applied to these authorities.”

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Pedro Pascal Supports His Sister, Lux, As She Publicly Comes Out As Trans: ‘Mi Hermana, Mi Corazón’

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Pedro Pascal Supports His Sister, Lux, As She Publicly Comes Out As Trans: ‘Mi Hermana, Mi Corazón’

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We always knew there was a reason that Pedro Pascal was one of the internet’s favorite boyfriends. He has always radiated an energy of warmth and kindness–turns out he also walks the walk.

On Tuesday, Pedro Pascal took to Instagram to support his sister, Lux Pascal, who recently came out as a trans woman.

On his Instagram page, Pascal shared a picture of his sister on the cover of Spanish-language Chilean magazine, Ya. The caption read: “Mi hermana, mi corazón, nuestra Lux.”

In an interview with Ya magazine, Lux Pascal opened up about how supportive Pedro has been of her transition.

Lux explained that Pedro “has been an important part of [my transition].” Lux, who is currently studying acting at Juilliard, says that Pedro was able to be a “guide” to her because of his artistic spirit.

“He’s also an artist and has served as a guide for me,” she said. “He was one of the first people to gift me the tools that started shaping my identity.”

But her brother wasn’t the only one that was very accepting of her decision to transition. Lux explained that her transition has been “been something that’s very natural for everyone” in her family.

And like many folks who are gender non-conforming, her family seemed to have known ahead of time. “It’s almost something that they expected to happen,” she said.

Lux revealed to Ya that, for a number of years, she identified as non-binary. But she eventually realized that she actually identifies as a woman.

“Moving through the world as a woman is much more simple for me, but I still advocate for nonbinary identities to have a space in society,” she explained. While she says that existing as a woman was the right decision for her, she still “advocates for nonbinary identities to have a space in society.”

Lux is also passionate about LGBTQ activism, saying that the world needs trans activists who are good, smart, informed, and who can be strong voices against transphobia, homophobia and racism.”

When asked if she feels discomfort at seeing images of herself before her transition, Lux said, “I don’t feel anxiety when I see old photos of mine. The same happens to me with theater: I see someone who was doing what they liked.”

As for her new name (she was previously known by the name “Lucas”), Lux said she didn’t want to lose the meaning of her old name, which meant “he who brings the light.”

She looked to one of her favorite movies for inspiration. “One of the characters in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Virgin Suicides’ was named ‘Lux’ which is light in Latin,” she said. “I was pleased with my childhood memory and that my previous name had signified something I was looking for myself.”

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