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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

CREDIT: BloomDesignStudio / Etsy

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

CREDIT: ScreensNThreat / Etsy

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

CREDIT: 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

CREDIT: 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

CREDIT: LittlePigletBoutique / Etsy

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

CREDIT: 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

CREDIT: 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

CREDIT: PASHMACCO / Etsy

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

CREDIT: 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

CREDIT: 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

CREDIT: 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

CREDIT: DrumpfDotWTF

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

CREDIT: @feministapparel / Instagram

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

CREDIT: mitú

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

CREDIT: ImotVoksimTees / Etsy

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

CREDIT: 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

CREDIT: wilberthgonzalez / Instagram

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

18. Rainbow Earrings | $6.00

CREDIT: 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

CREDIT: mitú

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

CREDIT: SocksSmile / Etsy

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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Queer People Are Shouting Their Gratitude For Naya Rivera’s Trailblazing Character Santana Lopez

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Queer People Are Shouting Their Gratitude For Naya Rivera’s Trailblazing Character Santana Lopez

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There are few queer characters the people can point to in the past as being someone that changed their lives. Santana Lopez, Naya Rivera’s character on “Glee,” is one of them. Even if you’ve never watched “Glee,” Rivera’s character touched you because of how that representation is so important and empowering.

Naya Rivera’s place in LGBTQ+ media representation will be her long-lasting legacy.

Rivera brought us Santana Lopez, a queer Latina navigating the world of high school in a small town. For many, this kind of representation was so rare and often poorly done that Rivera’s command of the role was impactful. You didn’t have to be an avid viewer of the show to understand and appreciate the magnitude of Santana Lopez.

Rivera brought our experience directly to the mainstream and forced our own classmates to think about the way they saw queer people.

Rivera’s ability to capture the awkwardness and terror of being a closeted queer student in high school still resonates. It is a piece of nostalgia that is so deeply ingrained in queer people that it’s hard not to be emotional about Rivera’s sudden and tragic death.

Who can forget the moment Santana used “Landslide” to tell Brittany that she loved her.

The emotion of a love that is not easy to confess and live authentically is real. Ask any queer person you know about coming to terms with her sexuality in high school and you will hear about the fear and excitement. You will hear about the strategic allyships that epitomize the constant battle between being open and staying safe.

Rivera was more than an actress, she was an ally and advocate during her time on “Glee.”

Season 2, when Rivera’s feelings for Brittany (played by Heather Morris) grew, aired from 2010 to 2011. It was a time when marriage equality was not nationwide. Some states still barred same-sex couples from adopting children. Yet, queer high school and college students had a chance to see their experience mirrored because of Rivera’s insistence.

Rivera’s death is a major loss for the queer community that got our strength and courage from her.

Knowing that all of the “Glee” fans were rooting for and falling in love with Santana Lopez gave us a chance to breathe and feel accepted. Adding her Latina heritage was so important. Queer people of color, who have faced increased scrutiny from their own families, had someone representing them completely and sincerely.

Demi Lovato paid tribute by remembering the time she played Santana Lopez’s girlfriend.

The queer Latina love was not lost on fellow queer Latinos. Lovato herself was not out about her sexuality at the time and she admits in her post that Rivera inspired her. Rivera’s efforts to give the character an accurate and respectful storyline will forever be praised and admired as a fully realized manifestation of our experience.

Thank you for being someone we didn’t know we needed, Naya.

Our hearts are broken and our eyes are wet. We send love and hope to your loved ones. Rest in power, mija. We love you and will never forget what you did for our community.

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Solomon Ray Is One Of The Hottest Musicians On Scene Right Now And These Pics Prove It

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Solomon Ray Is One Of The Hottest Musicians On Scene Right Now And These Pics Prove It

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Solomon Ray is one of the hottest artists in music right now. The young man is delivering music and lewks that we didn’t know we needed. Let’s take a moment to admire the artist who si giving us some new music.

This is Solomon Ray and he is not shy about showing off who he is.

One of the most iconic quotes from Juan Gabriel and it still rings true today. How many times has someone in your family asked about your sexuality? Like, obviously it is what you suspect it to be so why the third-degree, tía?

He’s a Britney stan, which is still so very important.

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She might have one of the most bizarre Instagram accounts ever created, but that’s just part of her. Britney is an American treasure and should be protected and honored at all times no matter what. It’s a good thing that Ray understands the importance of loving the pop icon.

He knows how to give you all of those rancho vibes.

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Those chains against the hairy chest are really just everything. Honestly, we should be thanking him for being able to serve us such diverse lewks. We should aspire to have a man that can do both.

Ray even does the thing when he is at work.

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Just like mami always said, “You can never be overdressed.” Mom instilled in us the importance of always being well put together no matter what. We dress up to hang out in the living room to hang out when the family comes over. Seems like Ray would be the perfect man to bring around.

Look at him being all chill with Mariah Carey.

Like, we get it. You have famous friends and know people who are just incredibly awesome. Well, if you do know Mariah Carey, let’s go ahead and plan a dinner date. You know, for networking.

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