Like the many flags we fly to represent who we are, Pride Month is about celebrating the strength of our plurality, the many identities that complete us and make all of us great, and how they come together to build our common humanity.
Occurring in the same month as the Stonewall Riots (on June 28, 1969) where people were beaten simply for being who they are, Pride Month is meant to be a celebration of coming together in light of this violent beginning. This year, DeviantArt is proud to honor deviants of all identities who, over the years, have helped build us into an ever-more inclusive community where we can just be.
Be who we are, without fear.
Be different, even if we can't always be in real life.
Be ourselves, celebrated and supported
Every year, June is celebrated as LGBTQ+ Pride Month across the globe. We asked the DeviantArt community to contribute artwork for one of the six colors of the Pride flag.
Over 10,000 artists contributed art. A few weeks later, we created a Profile Pride flag made with some of the art you contributed, and we featured others in our Pride video as well as on DeviantArt’s social media channels.
We ran Pride live streams with TsaoShin (watch recording), SirWendigo (