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Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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11 LGBTQ+ Charities to Support All Year Long

Whether you're a member of the LGBTQ community or an ally, consider donating to or volunteering with an LGBTQ charity this year.

15 Podcasts from LGBTQ+ Creators to Add to Your List

Covering everything from history and politics to pop culture, LGBTQ podcasts are as diverse as the queer community.


Companies Are Trying to Cash In on Juneteenth. Here’s Why That’s a Problem

Big brands are trying to profit off Juneteenth, but that's not what the holiday is about.


As an Immigrant, This Is What the 4th of July Means to Me

For many U.S. immigrants, the 4th of July is a day to reflect on what America stands for, recommit to...


31 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses to Support During Pride Month and All Year Long

From queer-centered bookshops to gender-diverse apparel, we've rounded up some excellent LGBTQ-owned businesses to shop throughout the year.

What Is Juneteenth, and Why Do We Celebrate It?

The national holiday commemorates the end of slavery and has been celebrated by Black Americans for more than a century....


I Came Out After 20 Years of Marriage and Met the Love of My Life

Larry Best thought he had the perfect love and the perfect marriage, but until he found his husband and soul...

The Juneteenth Flag: The History Behind Its Colors and Symbols

It's red, white, and blue—and a proud symbol of African American history. Meet the Juneteenth flag.


25 Best Books by Black Authors You’ll Want to Know About

These engaging and powerful books will stay with you long after you’ve finished them.


Why Black History Month Is More Important Than Ever

While it's important to celebrate Black culture and contributions, it's equally important to acknowledge how society still oppresses and discriminates...


11 “Facts” About the Civil Rights Movement That Aren’t True

Separating fact from fiction isn’t just important from a historical perspective—it’s also essential in winning today’s fight against racial injustice.

How the Rainbow Became the Symbol for LGBTQ+ Pride

Since the 1970s, the rainbow has been a universally recognized symbol for LGBT pride. But why was the rainbow chosen...


Why Desegregation Didn’t Put an End to Racism in America

On the Civil Rights Trail: “What we needed was equality, but what we got was integration.”


80 Powerful Black History Month Quotes That Will Inspire You and Move You

Learning about Black History Month can be inspirational, and the quotes below are sure to move and motivate you.