Every year the LGBTIQ community celebrates Pride Month in June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. This year is a very special Pride Month because it marks the 50th anniversary since the first rock was thrown at the Stonewall Inn and started a revolution that paved they way LGBTIQ rights all over the world. It was the catalyst of movements such as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

However, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding this year’s Pride Month with corporations being accused of capitalising on the occasion. Many large organisations such as
Microsoft and Apple have thrown their support behind the community but have been met with raised eyebrows from the queer community.

It’s safe to say large organisations such as QANTAS have been active supporters in the community and played an integral role in the 2017 Marriage Equality plebiscite. One would hope that those promoting Pride Month will be sending a large proportion of their sales to support queer charities or to at least help foster
LGBTIQ inclusion within the workplace.

But there are many genuine brands out there that are dedicated to helping spread the message of love and equality. Here are some brands that are supporting LGBTIQ Pride (and even run by queer people) around the world this month!

Best of all, you can order these products and services in Australia. So buy now!

Frisky Friction

We are for gay, bi, and curious men to have an elite space to explore all of their fantasies and sexual desires in an upscale, safe environment. We offer the discerning male exclusive parties designed to provide a great, discreet way to connect with other men who want to enjoy a night of kinky pleasure and erotic liaisons. Our events are held in many different cities around the world to make a global community of men who are looking for a place to unleash their sexual beasts.

Defender Ring

Defender Ring is a chic jewelry ring that doubles as personal protection. Wear it as an accessory while jogging in the park or going out to dinner with friends. This new fashion piece is a great addition to any self defense collection.

The Lifebook

The Lifebook is a pre-baby book. It is a place to chronicle your journey to bring your child into your home. The book is designed to give children the gift of their story. It is beautiful, easy to use and it is created with LGBTQ couples and single parent families in mind.

BathCalm

BathCalm’s blends include only pure essential oils, Epsom salts and natural ingredients, as well as gentle guided meditations set to sublime music. We care about our planet as much as your relaxation, which is why we only use recyclable and biodegradable materials, and we get that you’re busy too, so each meditation lasts less than 20 minutes. BathCalm proudly supports our global LBGTIQ community, because we mean it when we say that EVERYBODY deserves to feel good – especially in their bath!

The Aesthetic Union

The Aesthetic Union is an authentic, letterpress, print shop located in San Francisco, California, USA. The owner, James Lewis Tucker, creates these posters by hand, especially throughout San Francisco’s Pride Month in June. They can be found in the windows of many homes and businesses throughout the American city.

Vivo Masks

VIVO Masks is a company specialising in high quality masquerade masks. Handmade in Venice, the quality in their design and decorative textures is immediately apparent. Inspired by both traditional Venetian and modern masquerade designs, there is something for everyone and for every occasion, from formal masquerade balls to Halloween.

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