We support the LGBTQIA+ community at Essence all year, but during Pride Month, we make an extra effort to disrupt the conversation about gender, identity, and freedom.
We, as a people, will no longer accept society’s antiquated ideals of traditional constructs, but instead will enable people to find strength wherever they can.
This Pride Month, Essence is recognizing beauty businesses that are supporting the LBGTQIA+ community by donating to charities that help queer folx throughout their journey to self-discovery, providing them with the support they need.
The beauty brands listed ahead are doing the work, showing up and showing love as allies to the LGBTQIA+ community, making sure we all stand in harmony like every color in the rainbow.
SHEGLAM “Be Bold, Be Hue” Collection
Each year for Pride Month, VALOIE will give a portion of their annual sales in support of the LGBTQ+ community with code PRIDELOVE.
For the entire month (until June 30th at 11:59 pm), Offcourt will donate 25% of proceeds from every purchase on their direct site (excluding Amazon) to The Trevor Project. Additionally, use Pride10 for 10% off for the entire month of June.
Lottie London “Proud to Be” Collection
TooD x Jaé Joseph
Chapstick Love Wins Lip Balm
NYX Professional Makeup x Sandbox x POC “Paint Your Own Story” Collection
Isle of Paradise, and Peace Out
Fluide “Pride Galaxy Box”
OH.SO HANDS “LIVE WITH PRIDE” (SWEET ORANGE)
Malin + Goetz “Pucker Up for Pride”
Malin + Goetz will be handing out cult-favorite lip balms in front of select stores in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Additionally, 50% of all store and online sales made on June 28th will be donated to The Trevor Project in honor of the 1969 Stonewall anniversary.
Alder New York Pride Cooling Mineral Hydro Mist
This Pride Month, Alder New York will be donating 10% of sales from the Pride Cooling Mineral Hydro Mist to the Ali Forney Center in New York City, whose mission is to protect LGBTQIA+ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.