Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month With These Must-Haves
From art and books that tell our history to apparel and decorations that display our pride, Amazon has everything you need to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month.
October is LGBTQ+ History Month, which means that it’s time to reflect on the progress we have made as a community and the people who fought so hard to get us to where we are. We have so much more to fight for today, and honoring our history and struggle helps us remember just how much more we need to do. Show off the pride you have in our history with decorations of historical photographs of Gay Liberation to adorn your walls. Wear apparel that honors LGBTQ+ history. Read up on everything you need to know about our fight for equality with one of our book suggestions. And attend all the LGBTQ+ History Month events you can to connect with the community, wearing or waving a Progress Pride Flag. No matter how you celebrate, Amazon has what you need to make the most of the month.
Below you’ll find a selection of various LGBTQ+ history products on Amazon that our editors recommend. Check them out and remember to always honor your history.
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LGBTQ+ History Wall Art
Our history has created a lot of icons, people who have fought tirelessly to earn the LGBTQ+ community the respect and progress we've made so far. Celebrate those icons with the LGBTQ+ Leaders Posters that feature such icons as Marsha P. Johnson and Bayard Rustin with quotes that continue to inspire us all.
Marsha P. Johnson was a major figure in Gay Liberation, representing drag queen supporters who were fighting for their community and the LGBT community at large. Even though she was not welcomed, Marsha wouldn't back down, inspiring generations of queers to keep fighting. Honor her with the Marsha P. Johnson Aesthetic Black and White Poster that features an image of Marsha smoking a cigarette while holding a protest sign.
Along with Marsha P. Johnson was Sylvia Rivera, another outspoken activist who fought for her place during Gay Liberation. Featured in the Marsha P. Johnson Sylvia Rivera Poster, the two icons are seen marching together in protest. This photograph will imbue any wall with the pride of these two fighters.
It's time to put 'GAY PRIDE' all over your home. Featuring a photograph of a Gay Liberation Front protest, the Fine Art Aesthetics Gay Liberation Front Poster features a crowd of supporters with a large gay pride banner that makes a bold statement.
There's nothing more rousing than a protest flier, igniting you to step outside of yourself for your community. As a reminder of that, the Gay Liberation Front Flier Poster features a vintage flier on canvas to display on your walls. Come out and continue honoring our history!
Honoring our history doesn't just remain as decorations for our homes. It's time for us to take that legacy out into the world with the clothes that we wear. The handmade Stonewall 1969 T-Shirt offers a crisp vintage design on a white shirt for classy style and effortless pride.
Do you ever think that you would've been a part of the Gay Liberation Front if you were born in another decade? We know that we would! To honor their progress, check out the Gay Liberation Front LGBTQ Protest Riot T-Shirt that features a vintage logo of the Gay Liberation Front. Show your pride of activism and history with this bold t-shirt.
Show off your love for LGBTQ+ History Month with a hoodie designed to honor the holiday. The LGBT History Month Pullover Hoodie is perfect for transitional weather for when October gets a little cooler and it features a stunning Progress Pride Flag design right in its center.
Remember the hanky code that became popular in gay bars and clubs? Why not bring it back with your own hankies to represent exactly what you're into. The N-A Multi-Purpose Bandanas come in various colors that you can use to represent the old hanky code along with new colors you can use to represent new things. However you cruise, always carry your hanky.
We love Tom of Finland and everything they represent. As a great representation of gay history, the Tom of Finland Bandana comes in multiple colors and features Tom of Finland designs all over. Like above, this bandana can be used to show off your love for our history or be used as a fun hanky. Tom of Finland would approve!
There's a lot that comes with LGBTQ+ history, but the most well-known event that most people can recall is the Stonewall uprising. Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising that Changed America is a complete retelling of the most momentous event in Gay Liberation by Martin Duberman. Find out all of the little aspects that lead to the uprising and the events that preceded it, and fall into our history.
Speaking of how well-known Stonewall is, there's a lot of LGBTQ+ history that isn't widely known. A lot of people still believe that Gay Liberation started with Stonewall. But as we know, there's a lot that happened before Stonewall that helped progress our rights. The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America by LGBTQ+ Historian Eric Cervini uncovers everything you need to know about our fight, helping us all honor the unspoken heroes of our liberation.
Have you ever wondered about the history of drag? Since RuPaul, drag has become an international sensation, bridging everyone from inside and outside the queer community. Learn about the origins of drag and how it's evolved with Drag: The Complete Story by Simon Doonan and find out how one of the most popular forms of performance art came to be.
Susan Stryker, trans historian and filmmaker, has helped expose trans history to a broader audience, uncovering The Compton Cafeteria Riots that preceded Stonewall. In Transgender History, Susan Stryker takes readers into the history and fight of the transgender community, providing much-needed facts and stories of a community who is still facing violence and persecution from the world.
With public education continuing to ban the teaching of LGBTQ+ history across the country, it's time to teach students ourselves, sharing our history in a way that kids will enjoy. Enter Gay & Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights by Jerome Pohlen that not only teaches history but includes 21 activities to gets kids to learn about our community.
When it comes to June and October, honoring LGBTQ+ Pride and History means getting out all the decorations and supplies to make the month as queer as possible. If you need a flag to add to your walls, you'll need the Progress Pride Rainbow Flag that is 3x5 ft, perfect for displaying in your home.
A great way to display your honoring of LGBTQ+ History Month is with a display banner that you can add to your yard. The LGBT History Month Yard Flag features rainbow stripes with LGBTQ+ History Month boldly displayed on it. Show off and remind your neighbors about the importance of this month and decorate your home with pride.
Perfect for decorating in small places or waving around during an event, the Gay Pride Stick Flags feature different LGBTQ+ flags that you can carry with you to show pride in your identity or display in a potted plant for an addition of colorful fun.
Looking for the perfect Pride banner that you can wear as a cape for events? The Wearable Progress Pride Flag Banner makes for a great decoration for events or for your home and can be worn as a cape for a great costume when attending events during LGBTQ+ History Month.
Decorate everything you see during LGBTQ+ History Month. The LGBTQ Pride Stickers have a 500-piece count so you can decorate everything, from lockers to books to telephone poles, with a Progress Pride Flag sticker. Add a bit of pride and queer history everywhere you go as a constant reminder that we're here, we've always been here, and we aren't going anywhere.