LGBTQ+ Pride Month started as a way to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. It also celebrates LGBTQ+ activism through the years, and many pride events are held during this period to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ people have on the world.

To start off the occasion on the right foot, Bored Panda has already posted a batch of funny Pride Month memes, but Twitter has been going at it so hard, we decided to compile a new one, dedicated entirely to tweets. Don't worry, you don't have to be well-versed in LGBTQ+ culture to get them. All you need is empathy. Now continue scrolling and treat your sense of humor.

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A B C
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3 months ago

"due to personal issues". That grandma has STYLE.

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Raven Sheridan
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3 months ago

Need to get that cross stitched on a pillow. 🤔

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Black Pug Puppy
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3 months ago

Because pride moth sounds better than pride month

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Last year, most in-person Pride events were canceled because of the pandemic. But parades and other celebrations are returning this month to New York, Paris, and many other cities across the world. Pride events are usually geared toward people who feel like their sexual identity falls outside the mainstream — but of course, straight people can join in, too.

Arguably the biggest symbol of the LGBTQ+ community is the rainbow flag. Its story begins in 1978 when artist and designer Gilbert Baker was commissioned by San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk (one of the first openly gay elected officials in the US) to make a flag for the city's upcoming Pride celebrations.

Baker, a prominent gay rights activist himself, gave a nod to the stripes of the American flag but drew inspiration from nature too. The flag originally comprised eight stripes; Baker assigned specific meaning to each of the colors: hot pink — sex, red — life, orange — healing, yellow — sunlight, green — nature, turquoise magic/art, indigo — serenity, and violet — spirit.

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Michelle M
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3 months ago

Wholesome *_*

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New Prometheus
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3 months ago

Wouldn't "queer" cover them all?

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Ryan Deschanel
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3 months ago

It's time people understand that "bisexual" is not the same as "gay but does not admit it" Also, let them come out if they want to, don't force it, it's traumatic.

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According to Baker's website, the demand for the rainbow flag greatly increased after the assassination of Milk on November 27, 1978. To meet demand, the Paramount Flag Company began selling a version of the flag using stock rainbow fabric with seven stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, and violet.

As Baker ramped up production of his version of the flag, he dropped the hot pink stripe because of the unavailability of hot-pink fabric as well.

Fun fact: San Francisco-based Paramount Flag Co. began selling a surplus stock of Rainbow Girls flags from its retail store on the southwest corner of Polk and Post, at which Gilbert Baker was an employee.

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Raven Sheridan
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3 months ago

Lol! 🤣

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N G
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3 months ago

This is the second biggest problem with Pride month. The first being that it's necessary at all - the centuries of being treated as lesser, broken, or evil being "undone" by a month in which you can be open and proud of who you are, instead of ALWAYS having been open and proud of who you are.

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YoChicken
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3 months ago (edited)

We aren't all fabulous, and it isn't as if there aren't straight men who are fabulous!

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In 1979 the flag was modified one more time. When hung vertically from the lamp posts of San Francisco’s Market Street, the center stripe was obscured by the post itself. It turned out that changing the flag design to one with an even number of stripes was the easiest way to rectify this, so the turquoise stripe was dropped, and the six-stripe version of the flag was born — red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.

But it wasn't until 1994 that the rainbow flag was truly established as the symbol for LGBTQ+ pride. That year Baker made a mile-long version for the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

Decades later, the rainbow flag is an international symbol for LGBTQ+ pride and can be seen waving in the air during the promising times and the difficult ones.

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pusheen buttercup
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3 months ago

Wow. That's a way to come out, alright. I went with "stuff my face with baked goods after announcement to avoid questions"

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iiKhico
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3 months ago

I like the smoll business more, at this point it seems like nobody at the top of the big corps bc the pride month merch ain't good at all

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Linus Nilsson
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3 months ago

I want to make a "why is there a picture of a white box"-joke, but at the same time I don't want to appear ignorant or hateful, so I'll simply write down my thought process

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deathrose
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3 months ago

It was the Mummy for me lol

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Fish Boden
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3 months ago

IT'S A JOKE YOU GUYS.

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Raven Sheridan
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3 months ago

Damn she's got some amazing legs! I'm jealous!

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Scagsy
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3 months ago

Yeah, what IS that all about? Judy Garland still a thing?

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Nicola Dimigen
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3 months ago

YES!!!!! We need need, NEED this.

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Black Pug Puppy
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3 months ago

Guess I'm going to prison

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No
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3 months ago

It's an acceptable reason for everything!

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Yayaboobo
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3 months ago

This is sooooo true but corporations don't get it because most gay people have more class, taste and PRIDE than to wear their gay on their backs.

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California Jones
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3 months ago

Dammit. I only have 2 straight friend, and an army of lesbos. It's a great life tho.

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Raven Sheridan
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3 months ago (edited)

Bukkake alert! 🤣

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Sonia Bailey
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3 months ago

I ship them.

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qwerty
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3 months ago

Sad but incredibly true

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Cooper Schultz
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3 months ago

Guys! This is a joke!

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nicholas nolan
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3 months ago

This is f*****g rude we’re a HondaDays household damnit

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Valisbourne Spiritforge
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3 months ago

?? Iced coffee has an orientation?

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A B C
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3 months ago

What?

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YoChicken
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3 months ago

duh

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Chillace
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3 months ago

what game is this?

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