June is Pride Month, and despite the fact that there weren't any major parades this year, LGBTQ stars and their allies are still proudly waving rainbow flags in celebration. Click through the gallery to see how celebs are speaking up, tuning in and rallying from coast to coast and around the world.
The retired NBA pro shared a photo of daughter Zaya modeling the sneakers he created. "Proud pops moment for me creating these shoes for @zayawade #Wow8 #pride?," Wade wrote on Instagram.
Rainbows were all over the pop star's performance of a remixed version of "Daisies" during Can’t Cancel Pride: A COVID-19 Relief Benefit for the LGBTQ+ Community.
The American Idol alum and his dog looked quite regal just before Lambert performed a special version of his song, "Roses," for iHeartRadio's Can't Cancel Pride virtual event.
The Queer Eye star looked back on his previous Pride celebrations while sharing a photo with his Netflix co-stars. "Pride 2019 seems like a lifetime ago. We were out celebrating the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, parading on a literal float among hundreds of LGBTQIA+ and allies," he captioned his throwback pic. "This year with Covid-19, it has created a more intimate experience due to social distancing. Paired with a very necessary spotlight on the Black Lives Matter Movement and a much-needed focus on Black Trans Lives Matter, this year comes with more reflection, education and a call-to-action. Also note Karamo’s t-shirt ❤️. Incredible how Pride evolves and although there is so much work ahead of us I’m excited to see where we are next year. Onward! ?️?."
The talented singer-actress shared her cover of Gayletter on Instagram, writing alongside it, "ALL. BLACK. LIVES. MATTER??? H✌?PP??♂️ ?️R??D E F.A.M. ????❤️?especially to my trans family ?I LOVE YOU and promise to do more to show that ?Watch Disclosure E V e R Y O N E."
The fashion designer rang in her 71st birthday by also celebrating Pride, which included rocking a rad rainbow manicure and bracelet.
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"Happy pride from us. Today we are taking a walk around our gayboyhood ?," Mikita captioned a selfie of him and his husband.
"Happy pride my loves ????❤️???," the bikini-clad Bad Boys for Life actress captioned a pic of herself lounging on a colorful butterfly pool float.
The actress shared a lengthy message on Instagram, writing in part, "#tbt in honor of #pridemonth and also activism- here is me, a brand new baby Birdie (2 months? 3?) and @abdaddy at a fundraiser for No On 8 in 2008- Prop8 was the Bill that actually PASSED in CA blocking marriage between same-sex couples; it was then rightfully determined as unconstitutional in 2010 but THAT didn’t technically go into effect until 2013. If you read my book, you know I was very broke in 2008 and I remember feeling terrible I couldn’t donate more money so I volunteered phone banking and I wore Birdie in a sling while I called people. I remember everyone I talked to was confused about the Prop 8, there was so much bad information out there. I vividly remember talking to a man who said, 'oh yeah. I think people should be able to love who they love- but I thought if I’m FOR gay marriage, I vote yes?' ?Almost every call was like that. And when 8 passed, I was heartbroken for so many reasons, and I wondered if maybe I had volunteered more, made more calls, and gotten other people to, maybe my friends and family in the LGBTQIA+ community wouldn’t be sitting there that night with the gut punch of knowing that a majority of people in your state don’t believe you legally deserve the same rights as others. I'm writing this and putting this here because that feeling that I could have done more but didn’t is not a feeling I want to have in my life ever again."
"Y'all, #pride is a bit different this year, however, it's as important as ever to embrace and support our community," the Pose star wrote on Instagram. "Our black communities are disproportionately impacted by AIDS/HIV and do not have the same access to healthcare as white communities, which is why I'm helping to raise money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation."
Do you expect anything less than extra fabulousness from this hotel heiress?
The Star Trek: Discovery star rocked a "Phenomenally Latinx" tee while participating in Crooked's First and Hopefully Last Annual At-Home Pride Parade. "FOREVER MOOD... Happy #Pride, my LOVES! Thanks for having me @crookedmedia! That was FUN!" Cruz wrote on Instagram.
The pop princess gave a shout-out to her LGBTQ fans in an Instagram video, saying she "loves you so much it hurts" and that they've helped her have some of the best nights of her life -- before getting hilariously interrupted at the end of the clip by boyfriend Sam Asghari. "Happy Pride Month ???? !!!! I love my LGBTQ+ fans so much …. you all bring me so much joy and I am proud to support you ❤️????? !!!!" she captioned the vid.
The dancing queen and Simplexity podcast host led a mindful movement segment on day one of It Gets Better: A Digital Pride Experience, a three-day event that kicked off online on June 24.
The actress-writer looked fabulous in a one-sleeved rainbow mini. "Happy PRIDE month to my LGBTQIA friends!" she wrote on Instagram. "This is a month to celebrate and support. I love @trevorproject and @glsen for how they are helping young people. What about you? ?Also thank you for giving me a reason to wear this dress! ?️?."
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star geotagged this delightful pic as being "Somewhere Under The Rainbow."
The Doubt star wrote about needing to fix how corporate Pride has become for Variety. She shared a portion of her writing on Instagram, which read, "Pride has to be about the most marginalized people in our community. It has to be about poor and working class trans, LGBTQIA people, people who are homeless during COVID-19. So many homeless queer youth are struggling in ways that we can’t even imagine because of this virus. Our focus has to be on people who are the most marginalized because then it can’t just be about ‘Let’s commodify and corporatize Pride,’ which it has been for so long. Honestly, I think there are good things about that. However, putting Laverne Cox on a billboard or putting a few gay folks or trans folks or bi folks in positions of power is not enough. We have to change systems."
Not only has she been producing Pride-themed podcast episodes all month long, the comedian shared this socially distant snap with friend Kenneth Hash to Instagram, using the hashtags, "#gay," "#gaypride," "#happypride," "#pride," "#summer" and "#quarantine."
The YouTube star posted a "Bubly Pride Strut" video, which he captioned, "Pride looks and feels different this year. And now, more than ever, it’s important to come together as a community to embrace our intersectionality, support one another, and remember that Pride is UNSTOPPABLE." He added that he wanted to see fans' struts for the "#UnstoppablePride Parade."
"My mood for the rest of the century!!! My black is MF gorgeous!!! #blackartist #happypride," the Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist star declared on Instagram.
The Orange Is the New Black star posted a photo of her family in rainbow pajamas, which she captioned, "Because your fight is also our fight. Sending love from this proud family to yours. Happy #pride everyone! ?."
"Happy Pride to all! Very grateful for the Supreme Court ruling today," the Sinner star wrote on Instagram. "This year (and every year), we plan to learn about, support, and spread awareness for black led LGBTQ+ organizations. If you’d like to join us in donating to The Marsha P. Johnson Institute @mpjinstitute , @theokraproject @youthbreakout or the LGBTQ freedom fund, the links are in my bio. ❤️???????."
The RuPaul's Drag Race star rocked a rainbow hat as she shared her Pride plans with fans. "Among all of the great activism, you know what? It's also June Pride Month!" she said in her video, which promoted a drag brunch she was hosting with Bob the Drag Queen and Eureka! on HBO. "So we acknowledge and get to celebrate also the pride that we feel for ourselves and the pride that we have in our LGBTQI+ community, OK?"
The GRAMMY winner shared two sweet photos of son Elijah, saying he was "embracing summer in a big way ❤️?️?." Carlile added the hashtags "#pride," "#howtomakeaskirtedswimsuitlooktough" and "#takingabreakfromnothelpinginthegardenatall."
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After learning of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling in favor of LGBTQ workers, the 9-1-1: Lone Star actor shared a lengthy post on Instagram. "I’m speechless today. Relieved. Grateful. Hopeful after a week of such painful news and imagery I’m filled with hope from the past 24 hours," he wrote in part. "Thousands of people@Coast to Coast showing up@in solidarity for the lives and rights of Black Trans people and this morning the highest court in the land ruled that it is illegal to fire someone because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. I’m so grateful to the activists, fighters and lawyers who have committed their lives, safety, blood, sweat and tears to the push for equality and justice."
The Australian singer sure knows how to party at home! "Happy #Pride 2020 #LOVERS ? It’s not Pride as we KNOW it, but I hope you all FEEL it! ?," Minogue captioned a photo of her name written out in rainbow letters.
In honor of Father's Day, the Supergirl star shared a throwback pic to the first LA Pride parade she went to with her dad, Wayne Maines. "We have been on a very long, not always easy journey, but I’m so proud of you, Dad. Thank you for being there for me, even when you didn’t get it. I love you. #HappyFathersDay," she wrote.
Just ahead of Pride Month, the Grey's Anatomy star shared a selfie, in which he's rocking a tee with the word "art" outlined in rainbow hues. He recently opened up to ET about the first time he saw himself represented on screen, saying, "When I was in my early teens, I would stay up super late -- we're talking, like, 3 to 4 a.m. -- to watch reruns of Degrassi: The Next Generation, because it was the first time I saw other gay teens my age represented on TV. It was incredible to see storylines that I could vaguely relate to, but in hindsight, the fact that I had to stay up so late to sneak in a few episodes caused me to believe these storylines were somehow wrong and it corroborated these fears I had that being gay was taboo and needed to be something reserved for the late-night TV crowd. It was both liberating and lonely.”
The L.A.'s Finest star paid tribute to Marsha P. Johnson, a Black trans woman and revolutionary activist. "When we celebrate #pride? we should know our history and who precisely was leading and that was Black and Latina LGBTQ+ activists. #happypridemonth❤️????," Union captioned the Instagram video.
The SNL cast member kicked off June with this important message on Instagram: "Queer liberation isn’t won until Black liberation is. Pride is a gift from BIPOC leaders, and I hope you take this month to commit yourself to fighting racist policy—laws/rules/processes that create racial inequity—for the rest of your life."