Pride month 2021 is in full swing across the world as we pay tribute to those involved in the Stonewall riots of 1969. But as well as attending a Pride event or simply educating ourselves on LGBTQ+ issues, we can show support by treating ourselves to some new homeware.
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Purchasing from brands that are donating to LGBTQ+ causes or buying from LGBTQ+ owned businesses is a small but impactful way to help. Here we've hand-picked some brands selling everything from sparkling water machines to candles to the best dining tables...
SodaStream has partnered with Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox and launched a special, limited-edition Rainbow Story machine. The sparkling water machine comes in matte black with a colorful set of permanent markers for making a unique design in honor of Pride.
10% of sales will go towards ILGA World. 'I love that the proceeds from the sale of this Rainbow Story SodaStream are going to an NGO that services the LGBTQI+ community all over the world,' says Laverne. 'I think giving back and being of service is really what it’s all about.’
Buy now: Rainbow Story machine, $79.99, SodaStream
Pottery Barn has a range of rainbow-hued products in its Goods That Give Back Pride collection. 25% of proceeds will help The Trevor Project. The colorful range includes a doormat, which makes a real statement. There's also a catchall tray and a mug, which could make great gifts.
You can also pick up a rainbow cover for the ENEBY Bluetooth speaker to show your support while playing music in the park with friends or at a local event.
Neon Lace Company
Neon Lace Company is selling a colorful Unicorn oven mitt and $2 from each sale will be donated to The Okra Project. The organization supports black trans chefs and their community in New York City.
Boy Smells candles smell incredible. The brand, co-founded by real-life partners Matthew Herman and David Kie, has a Pride collection out featuring a range of delightful scents.
Through the month of July, Boy Smells will donate 10% of online sales from the Pride Collection to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. It will give a minimum donation of $100,000.
Bobby Berk Home Collection at Wayfair
Netflix's Queer Eye star and interior designer Bobby Berk's collection at Wayfair includes some stylish rattan armchairs, a dining table, and a gorgeous sofa. Browse the whole range on the Wayfair website. We previously shared Bobby Berk's design tips for all ages - find out what you should be investing in in your 30s in our piece.
Wayfair has an LGBTQ+ employee resource group, WayOut, supporting and empowering its employees across the world.