I am happy it is Pride Month my favorite time of the year. PRIDE A feeling of honor and self-respect, a sense of personal worth. Satisfaction derived from one’s own personal achievements, successes, or to those ones is closely related to or associated with. 

Every now and then I love to give the “actual” definition to certain words. Some are so well described and eloquently worded that there is no need to say anything else. Enough said.

This year Vans has devoted an entire collection to celebrate Pride Month and I have to say, it’s pretty darn fantastic. Vans Pride 2022 enlisted three LGBTQIA+ artists to design signature prints to showcase and sell on various retail items. I happen to be partial to the print below. Gee. I wonder why?

Vans OTW Gallery Classic Slip-On $80

Vans Pride Month Shoes

Pride OTW Gallery T-Shirt $34.50

Vans Pride Month Tee Love Can Save Us

Items, such as sneakers, hats, tees, and socks are sold showcasing these whimsical prints and in return, Vans has pledged to donate $200,000 to several LGBTQIA+ causes. 

Such as the Tegan and Sara Foundation as well as supporting organizations like camperships for the 20 plus LGBTQIA+ summer camps in the US and Canada. 

But, don’t delay in adding any of these fav’s to your shopping cart, these items have a tendency to go quick. vans.com

PotteryBarn Pride Doormat reg $29 on sale for $22  (for a limited time)

Pottery Barn Pride Month Door Mat

This brightly colored mat isn’t just pretty, it’s also durable. Thickly woven using all-natural coir and finished off with a vinyl backing for reinforced strength. What better way to invite guests into your home? And at this price, why not put them at every entrance. 

For each Pride mat sold PotteryBarn will donate 25% of the purchase price to directly benefit The Trevor Project. potterybarn.com

Glow Recipe Pride Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Toner $34

Glow Recipe Pride Month

One of Glow Recipes’ top-selling products just got a makeover. Or shall I say a Pride makeover? And when this company committed to donating in honor of Pride month, boy do they mean it. 

100% of the proceeds on this limited-edition toner will be donated to organizations dedicated to empowering LGBTQIA+ youth globally. As part of the brand’s Glow For Good Social Impact Program. glowrecipe.com

Lastly, I’d like to say, anger and hate generally stem from fear and or fear of the unknown. By celebrating Pride month every year and allowing our fellow LGBTQIA+ individuals to be seen and their voices heard, one can only hope that it helps erase the stigma and hate that this community faces on a daily basis and they no longer have to fight for their basic human rights.

Besides, why do you care who someone chooses to marry or what name or gender they identify with? C’mon! Stop being a Karen or a Gary! After all, love is love.