There’s no doubt about it: 2019 is a banner year for LGBTQI visibility in America. Just look at the queer stars and narratives celebrated in mainstream media, and openly gay politicians running for office. There’s no better time to commemorate those who’ve come before us—like those who struggled valiantly for LGBTQI rights at the Stonewall uprising half a century ago—while also working together towards a more progressive future.
It’s fitting then that this year’s Boston Pride theme is ‘Looking Back, Loving Forward’. Bostonians of all walks of life are invited to celebrate Pride at the many events going on throughout June. These include the Boston Dyke March on June 7 and annual Pride Parade on June 8, which is followed by the flagship Pride Festival and free concert headlined by Todrick Hall.
If you’re in need of an outfit for Pride (you surely are!), look no further than H&M’s Pride Capsule Collection, showcasing summer-friendly pieces that celebrate LGBTQI pride while also letting you express your own individuality. As an official World Pride sponsor, H&M is donating ten percent of sales proceeds—a minimum commitment of $300,000—to the United Nations’ Free & Equal Campaign. The company has a long history of spotlighting LGBTQI artists and creatives such as actress Laverne Cox and actor and comedian Rickey Thompson. Their aim for this year’s collection: to let you dress like your unapologetic, fun, and fearless self.
Ready to find your Pride outfit? From outdoor concert-ready crop tops and short shorts to an all-rainbow ensemble, here are five amazing looks for celebrating Boston Pride 2019.
Check out H&M’s full Pride collection here.