Pride Month!: Here's How Some Of Your Favorite Stars Are Celebrating With Rainbow Looks And Powerful Messages

Niecy Nash, Lil Nas X, Laverne Cox, and more!

Bring on the rainbow, bring on the pride! What once started as "Gay Pride Day"— in honor of the Stonewall Inn uprising in 1969— fastly grew into Pride Month (widely celebrated in the month of June).

This month, celebrities and brands are going all out to bring awareness to the simple fact that #LoveIsLove.

From rainbow-colored fashions to fabulous celebrations, we are seriously impressed with how members of the LGBTQ+ community (and allies) are spreading the love and taking a stand against the inequalities faced by the LGBTQIA+ community on the daily. Below, see how your favorite stars are putting their best foot forward and making this Pride Month one to remember! 

  1. Niecy Nash & Jessica Betts

    Niecy Nash got a little emotional while celebrating her first Pride Month in the arms of her wife Jessica Betts. “Wishing the greatest love of my life a happy Pride Month,” she shared in the video, adding, “These are definitely tears of joy.”

  2. Lil Nas X

    Lil Nas X showed off major style in the #UGGPride Campaign. This month, the famous brand launched a limited-edition collection of all-gender footwear and apparel designed with Pride-inspired colors in mind. 

    For each pair of Disco Stripes Slides ($110) sold, UGG will donate $25 to GLAAD, a non-profit helping to monitor and advance the acceptance of LGBTQIA2S+ folks.

  3. Kerry Washington

    Kerry Washington continued to show her allyship to the LGBTQIA+ community with a heartwarming tweet on Twitter. 

  4. Laverne Cox

    Laverne Cox exuded pride as she headed to a gig and sent big energy to all the actresses of Pose. "I am loving the Emmy buzz around MJ Rodriguez and all the incredible trans actors on Pose," she shared via an Instagram video.

    "I'm putting out in the universe multiple nominees for the trans talent for this last season of Pose. I'm sending that out into the universe. All the Emmy voters who are watching, show love. Show love, there's such beautiful work being done over there. We should acknowledge it at the Emmys this year." 

    In the video above, learn more about the powerful conversations she's having on her podcast, ‎The Laverne Cox Show.

  5. Michaela Jaé

    In celebration of Pride Month, MJ Rodriguez released her new song, "Something To Say.” 

    Excited about her new project, the Pose actress shared the announcement via Instagram, along with a sweet message to her fans: "Thank you guys for believing in me and keeping my hope rejuvenated! Here’s to a beautiful step into my music career! I can’t wait to give you guys more!!!!!"

  6. Janelle Monáe

    Janelle Monáe shared these words of encouragement to let the LGBTQ+ community know that it's ok to "shine HARD."

  7. Cynthia Bailey

    Ally Cynthia Bailey snapped this selfie and gave face while wearing a beautiful floral headpiece. "Love is love," she shared on Instagram.

  8. Todrick Hall

    Todrick Hall served as the face of Morphe x Trevor Project's limited-edition makeup collection called, Live With Love. The colorful must-haves for your vanity include an eye brush set ($26) and a rainbow eyeshadow palette ($20), featuring vibrant hues with names like: “Spark Ideas,” “Spread Kindness,” “Use Your Voice,” and “Be Heard.” 

  9. Jesseca Dupart

    Jesseca Dupart stunned in an eye-catching rainbow ensemble while celebrating Pride Month at Walmart.

  10. Indya Moore

    Pose star Indya Moore made quite a statement as the face of Awe Inspired’s Pride campaign in honor of Marsha P. Johnson (a fearless advocate for Black trans rights).

    The jewelry brand recently released a stunning new Goddess Necklace ($160+) in Johnson’s honor, with 100% of proceeds going to The Marsha P Johnson Institute in support of its mission to protect and defend the human rights of Black transgender people.

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