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Best LGBTQ+ Pride Pins for Every Style and Occasion

Pride pins are more than just accessories. They are a way of expressing your identity, showing your support, and celebrating your diversity. Whether you’re looking for a subtle way to come out, a bold statement to make an impact, or a fun gift for a friend, there’s a pride pin for every style and occasion.

In this blog post, we’ll share some of the best LGBTQ+ pride pins online, from cute and quirky designs to elegant and sophisticated ones. We’ll also give you tips on how to wear them, where to get them, and why they matter.

Denim jacket with 6 adorable charity awareness pride pins

What are pride pins?

Pride pins are small metal or enamel pins that feature LGBTQ+ symbols, flags, slogans, or characters. They are usually worn on clothing, bags, hats, or jackets to display one’s identity or solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community.

Pride pins come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. Some represent specific sexual orientations or gender identities (such as bisexual pride pins or transgender pride pins), while others celebrate the diversity and inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ spectrum (such as rainbow pride pins or queer pride pins).

Pride pins can also have different meanings depending on the context and the wearer. For some people, they are a form of self-expression and empowerment. For others, they are a sign of visibility and advocacy. And for many others, they are simply a way of having fun and being proud.

Person wearing a denim jacket with 2 inclusive pride flag enamel pins in the design of a heart and a peace symbol

Why wear pride pins?

There are many reasons why people wear pride pins. Here are some of them:

  • To show your identity. Pride pins can help you express yourself and how you feel without saying anything. They can also help you find others who share your identity or experience.
  • To show your support. Pride pins can show you care about the LGBTQ+ community and its causes. They can also signal that you are an ally or a safe person to talk to.
  • To show your style. Pride pins can add some flair and personality to your outfit. They can also help you stand out from the crowd and make a statement.
  • To show your celebration. Pride pins can be a way of joining the festivities during Pride Month or other LGBTQ+ events. They can also be a way of honoring the history and culture of the LGBTQ+ movement.

Person wearing an orange cap with 2 progress pride flag enamel pins in a design of a medal and a rubik's cube

How to wear pride pins?

There is no right or wrong way to wear pride pins. You can wear as many or as few as you like and mix and match them according to your mood or occasion. However, here are some general tips on how to wear them well:

  • Choose quality over quantity. While it may be tempting to collect all kinds of pride pins, it’s better to choose ones that are well-made, durable, and easy to pin and unpin. You don’t want to end up with broken or lost pins or damaged clothes.
  • Choose relevance over randomness. While it may be fun to experiment with different pride pins, choosing ones relevant to your identity, interests, or message is better. You don’t want to confuse yourself or others with conflicting or misleading symbols.
  • Choose placement over positioning. While it may not matter where you put your pride pin(s), it’s better to choose places that are visible, accessible, and comfortable. You don’t want to hide your pin(s) under layers of clothing, put them in awkward spots that may poke or scratch you, or attach them to items that may get lost or stolen.

Where to get pride pins?

If you’re looking for high-quality, unique, and affordable pride pins, look no further than Proud Zebra. Proud Zebra is an online store that specializes in LGBTQ+ merchandise, including enamel pins, socks, notebooks, and more. They have a wide range of designs for every style and occasion, from subtle and simple to colorful and creative. You can also find pride pins that match your specific identities, such as bisexual pride pins, transgender pride pins, or asexual pride pins. And if you’re looking for something more personal, you can even customize your own pride pin with your name, pronouns, or message.

Here are some of our favorite pride pins that you can get from Proud Zebra:

  • Inclusive Rainbow Flag - Flag Cube Pin. This pin features the Inclusive Rainbow Flag, emphasizing "inclusion and progression" in the LGBTQ+ community. The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBT communities of color and the pink, light blue, and white colors from the Transgender Pride Flag. This pin is perfect for workers who want to show clients, patients, or colleagues that they are in a safe space. Get it here.
  • A Home For Everyone Lapel Pin. All profits from this pin are donated to AKT Charity to support LGBTQ+ youths in the UK who are facing/experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. The pin features inclusive rainbow pride flag colors and represents the idea that everyone deserves a safe home. Get it here.
  • Gay Ice Cream Bread Sandwich Pin. This pin features an iconic Singapore snack, the Ice Cream Sandwich, with a gay rainbow paper twist. The pin includes inclusive pride flag colors, representing minority and transgender groups. Get it here.
  • Two-Spirit Feather Dancers Lapel Pin. All profits from this pin are donated to UNYA (Urban Native Youth Association) to provide support, resources, and programming for Indigenous youth who identify as 2-spirit or LGBTQ+. This pin is designed to spread awareness about Two-Spirited individuals and their unique roles in Indigenous tribes. Get it here.
  • Inclusive Flag - Community Cube Pin. This pin features the Inclusive colors and represents the safe, inclusive spaces of the LGBTQ+ community and the strong, unbreakable bond shared within it. Wear this stunning and meaningful enamel pin to join hands and stand proud with your fellow LGBTQ+ folks. Get it here.
  • Lesbian Flag - Freedom Cube Pin. This pin features the Lesbian Pride Freedom Cube, representing freedom of love and expression within the community. The flag's colors symbolize independence, community, love, sex, and peace. Perfect for women or woman-leaning non-binary people attracted to only women and women-leaning non-binary people. Get it here.

These are just some of the amazing pride pins that you can find at Proud Zebra, but there are many more to choose from. Whether you want to celebrate your identity, show solidarity with others, or just add some flair to your outfit, you can find the perfect pride pin at Proud Zebra.

Proud Zebra is not only a store offering unique and inclusive LGBTQ+ pride pins, but it also fosters a sense of community by providing a platform where customers can connect, celebrate their identities, and support each other in their journey towards a more inclusive world. You can join our newsletter, follow us on social media, or check out our blog for more content that will inspire, inform, and make you proud.

Thank you for reading this article and supporting Proud Zebra. We hope you enjoyed it and found some pride pins that suit your style and personality. Remember: be proud, be zebra!

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