June is Pride and we’ve been in full celebration over here at Sexual + Being. From a social media ambassador campaign featuring Isis King of America’s Next Top Model fame to an article about gay guys who don’t like anal to one about how it feels to be bi and not visible, we covered it all.
Were you so distracted by rainbow flags this month that you missed it?? Here’s everything you need to know about Pride 2019 at Sexual + Being.
1. We celebrated Capital Pride in style with our DC Beings Ambassador Preston Mitchum and NB artist Fox Fisher.
Happy Capital Pride weekend, DC! We wanted to celebrate our community and its vibrancy with this incredible commissioned piece by @theFoxFisher (he/him) 🌈
— DC Beings (@dcbeings) June 8, 2019
2. DC Beings Ambassador Preston Mitchum shared a thread of his favorite LGBTQ-centered resources available in DC.
In honor of #Pride month, I am working in formal partnership with @DCBeings to compile a list of resources, places, and things for #LGBTQ people. If you are in the DC area and have suggestions (b/c I don’t know them all!), post them & share share share! #DCBeings
— Preston Mitchum (@PrestonMitchum) June 17, 2019
3. We celebrated the many reasons why DC Beings Ambassador Isis King is a Bold + Being.
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If you're familiar with @msisisking, you probably love her. If you don't, then you're not thinking of the right person 😂 we are so honored and blessed to have been able to work alongside this beautiful talent to create this short about what being Bold means to Isis. Being a trans activist, model, actress, and designer, King has a unique ability to impact and influence the LGBTQ community in positive ways. We love that she is using her platform to encourage her followers to take care of their overall health! Let us know if you're as big of an Isis stan as we are in the comments below ⬇️⬇️⬇️ then click the link in our bio to watch the full video on our YouTube channel #dcbeings #isisking ___________________________________ Videographer: @photosbyrome Photographer: @joyannepanton Hair: @walikwalik Makeup: @stephaniefaiirah Animator/Illustrator: @thefoxfisher . . . . . . #whentheyseeus #americasnexttopmodel #antm #tyrabanks #tyra #isiskingmodel #transgender #girlslikeus #girlslikeus🥀 #lgtbq #transisbeautiful #translivesmatter #transhealth #transhealthmatters
Bonus: We wanted to remind folks that all queer bodies are good bodies:
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In case you forgot, it's goddamn Pride Season! We reached out to artist @ruemaiaoliver to create this unique celebration of all queer bodies! This post is specifically dedicated to members of the LGBTQIA community – you are a work of art and any imperfections you may see are just the brush strokes on your canvas that make you beautiful. Share with someone you think is magic ✨ #dcbeings #ruemaiaoliver . . . . . #acreativedc #bythings #prideseason #pridemonth #capitalpridedc #capitalpride2019 #pride2019 #queerart #queerartist #digitalart #digitalillustration #queerbodies #queeraf #lgbt #lgbtq🌈
And here are three sex positive moments from June that we loved:
1. Senator Warren supports decriminalization of sex work.
As the race to the Democratic primary for the 2020 presidential election heats up, sex worker activists have been pressing potential candidates on their stance toward sex work. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has responded by coming out for decriminalization.
“I’m open to decriminalization. Sex workers, like all workers, deserve autonomy but they are particularly vulnerable to physical and financial abuse and hardship,” Warren said. “We need to make sure that we don’t undermine legal protections for the most vulnerable, including the millions of individuals who are victims of human trafficking each year.”
2. Eugene Lee Yang comes out in beautiful, touching video
Eugene Lee Yang, one of the stars of Buzzfeed’s “Try Guys” has been open about being queer for years. But this June, Yang came out as a gay man in a beautiful modern dance video set to the music of Odesza. Give it a watch but be forewarned — you’ll probably want some tissues on hand.
3. Janet Mock signs deal with Netflix
Janet Mock made history this Pride month when she became the first trans woman to sign a major studio deal. Mock committed to a three year, multimillion dollar contract that will give her creative control of her projects moving forward.