Feminist Faves: Pride Goes Beyond June 

Welcome back to Feminist Faves, a monthly roundup of our favorite feminist-forward content on social media.

As Pride month comes to a close, here’s a look at conversations we can keep going beyond June.

White House Pride

On June 10, the president and vice president welcomed over 1,500 attendees to the largest ever White House Pride picnic hosted in the South Lawn. Guests included prominent political figures, social media creators and survivors of targeted violence and mass shooting against the LGBTQ community—including pop star Betty Who; Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, the first openly LGBTQ U.S. Cabinet secretary confirmed by lawmakers; and Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services Admiral Rachel Levine, the first openly trans person to be confirmed by the Senate.

“When a person can be married in the morning and thrown out of a restaurant for being gay in the afternoon something is still very wrong in America,” Biden said, addressing the surge in anti-LGBTQ legislation in the United States. 

On Trans Exclusion in the LGBTQ Community 

This carousel post from popular social media activist and influencer Matt Bernstein (@mattxiv) discusses the language around anti-trans sentiments in legislature and in social discourse. They address how the language once used to perpetuate homophobia has been used to perpetuate transphobia—all under the banner of so-called LGBTQ allyship. (Yeah, right.)

Pride Was a Riot, Jesus Was a Rioter 

TikTok’s favorite self-identified poetry prone yoga teacher Victoria (@thedailyvictorian) celebrates Pride month by talking about what 21st-century Jesus would look like and how important it is to acknowledge the intersections of faith and identity, especially when queer people in the United States are constantly losing their places of worship. 


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Pride Contains Multitudes 

Living one’s truth and living with pride can come with immense sacrifices. We love this graphic from Fight Through Mental Health that celebrates the many stories within the LGBTQ+ community. 

We Don’t Mind Straight People! 

This pinback from the 2000s points out the hypocrisy and selective support that many people have about the LGBTQ rights movement, poking fun at the common homophobic saying. 

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Aastha Jani is an editorial fellow at Ms. and a graduate student at the University of Southern California studying digital media and gender and sexuality studies. She is passionate about media representation, sexual health, and inclusivity. Follow their work here.