As much as we hate to say it again, we are living in unprecedented times—and while some may be grieving the changes in the world and how this year’s Pride celebrations have been upended, at Who What Wear, we understand that true Pride isn’t just a colorful parade.
Pride Month traces its origins to the Stonewall riots in New York City, during which LGBTQ+ citizens got fed up with being harassed and wrongly persecuted by the police and took to the streets in protest. As we celebrate Pride in 2020 during the same time that the world has coalesced to march in the streets for Black lives, it’s more important than ever to honor the history and lives that have made Pride Month possible. With this in mind, we’re inviting our readers to contribute to a special Pride Month project.
Fashion has always been part of equality movements, and in addition to supporting LGBTQ+ brands, we want to take time this month to highlight readers (like you) who want to share their favorite Pride moments of years past. We are asking readers to email us a photo of their favorite Pride memory that they would like to share with the greater Who What Wear community. This photo will be included in a video compilation and run alongside your individual message in the final edit.
Does this celebration sound like something you’d want to be a part of? We hope so!
Keep reading for our submission requirements and be sure to send your submission to [email protected] by June 14, 2020.