June is just around the corner, and in addition to celebrating the start of summer, many are also celebrating the beginning of Pride Month: a month-long celebration to promote awareness, acceptance and equality for the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other sexual orientations & gender identities) community.
The month is marked by colorful parades and parties to commemorate the Stonewall riots that occurred in June 1969, which are widely considered to be the spark that started the modern-day LGBTQ+ rights movement.
If your company is looking for ways to better connect with its LGBTQ+ customers, clients, and employees during this time, promotional Pride products are a fun and exciting way to show your support as an ally to the community. Specifically, Pride shirts complete with your logo are the perfect piece of swag to pass out at both company and community events, as your audience has the chance to wear it out at celebrations all month long!
So if you’re ready to increase visibility of your brand, connect with your local community, and champion equality for the LGBTQ+ community through a few fun promotional products, let’s take a look at some of the different shirts you can customize in preparation for Pride.
Pride Shirt Ideas
As many people have seen, one of the most recognizable aspects of Pride Month is the use of the bright, bold colors that make up the rainbow flag. The iconic flag features six colors – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple – and was originally created by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978.
Decades later, you’ll still see the LGBTQ+ community and its allies proudly waving the rainbow flag through the month of June, and you’ll also see these colors come to life in Pride apparel and accessories.
Additionally, there are several symbols beyond the traditional rainbow flag designs that can promote Pride month awareness, including the bisexuality pride flag, the ally pride flag, and the drag pride flag – be sure to think about your audience and the event you may be distributing swag at to determine the best symbols and designs for your Pride shirt.
Whatever design you go with, here are a few of our favorite Pride shirt ideas that we think Pride colors and symbols would look great on.
Types of Pride Shirts
Everyone loves a good T-shirt, especially when they’re passed out as freebies at events. You can dress them up or dress them down, wear them just about anywhere, and easily customize them with your company name or logo. Plus, they come in a variety of sizes, cuts, colors, and styles so that everyone in your audience can find a T-shirt that fits their needs.
Since t-shirts are one of the most versatile and popular pieces of apparel, your Pride shirts are bound to be worn often throughout the year, giving people more opportunities to see your branded shirt and logo.
If your company is based in an area with a cooler climate, or maybe the area you’re distributing swag is, Custom pride sweatshirts could be a great alternative to t-shirts. Styles like crewnecks and hoodies are a cozy option for those who want a more relaxed, casual look, and can be worn outside the summer season for additional brand visibility.
Additionally, sweatshirts offer much more fabric and space for unique logo placements, such as stamping your company name on the back of the hood or down the length of the sleeve. This gives your company the chance to make a big, bold impact with its design while giving recipients a comfy item that promotes Pride awareness year round.
Pride Tank Top
On the flipside from sweatshirts, custom tank tops are an excellent choice for companies based in hotter climates, or if you’re planning to pass out freebies at outdoor summer events. This sleeveless top option keeps you cool and comfortable in the hot sun, making it a perfect option for Pride parades.
People also frequently wear tank tops at the gym or sporting events – this not only increases the odds of it being worn regularly, but gives your company the opportunity to cater to certain demographics and events, such as 5K runs or community Pride walks.
Shop Custom Pride Shirts and More
Looking for more Pride gear to promote your brand with? Customizable T-shirts and tank tops are just the start of the Pride products we offer. Explore everything from rainbow tote bags to water bottles and beach balls when you shop our entire collection of promotional products for Pride Month.