We’ve finally arrived at the start of my official Pride weekend! So I’m going to share rainbow dragons from today until Sunday to celebrate.
While June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month all month long, the Minneapolis festivities really swing into action this weekend, and I’m excited to check out the event space at Loring Park and the parade Sunday morning and all the rest. Of course, a slight shadow over still hangs over what is supposed to be a time filled with love and laughter, as everyone’s thoughts are still with the LGBTQIA+ community in Orlando, and I expect there will be lots of tributes mixed in with the fun as well.
Today, as promised, I’m sharing more of the artist Kaenith‘s wonderful Pride Dragons series from their Tumblr called A Land of Ink and Charcoal. First up, we have the Lesbian Pride Dragon, Gay Pride Dragon, and Polyamory Pride Dragon.
It was so hard to pick just a “few” dragons to share today because Kaenith drew so many amazing symbols, and while I’ve shared the Trans* Pride Dragon, the Umbrella (All) Pride Dragon, and the Bi* Pride Dragon in earlier posts, there are still more Pride Dragons in this series on Kaenith’s site, which I recommend you check out!
You can also purchase all of Kaenith’s designs through their Redbubble and TeePublic stores, and you can get the images on more than just T-shirts too — everything from phone cases to stickers to wall art to tote bags and more.
Last, but definitely not least, I’ll share one more dragon of Kaenith’s for anyone who’s just not sure yet where they fall on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, the Questioning Pride Dragon.
We’re a really diverse and multifaceted community, as you can see! For more information on any of the identities I’ve listed here, this page titled Comprehensive* List of LGBTQ+ Term Definitions is a great resource. But as this page points out, when it comes to how someone personally identifies, it’s most important to remember a few simple rules:
Trust the person who is using the term and their definition of it above any dictionary.
Identity terms are tricky, and trying to write a description that works perfectly for everyone using that label simply isn’t possible.
Thanks for reading! I hope you have (or have had) a happy and safe Pride celebration, and take care and stay creative!