Pride Month 2020 is nearing its end, but this weekend will be the biggest celebration yet. This Saturday, June 27th, is Global Pride
. A virtual celebration of the diversity, love, and creativity in the LGBTQ+ community. Pride parades have worked for decades (this year marks our local San Francisco Pride
's 50th anniversary) to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ people and spotlight the continuing fight for equal rights under law worldwide.
This year, Projects has released the Pride watch to mark this occasion. The Projects Pride is dedicated to the brave activists who lead the progress towards LGBTQ+ equality.
The watch features six colors which continually move about the watch. Twice a day, at both noon and midnight, the colors come together to create the shape of a rainbow. This formation is a powerful reminder that when people of varied backgrounds and interests come together, beautiful things can happen.
The rainbow flag became a popular symbol of LGBTQ Pride late in the 20th century, but you can read a little more about it's history here.
Part of the profits from the sale of the watch go to support the work of DIFFA, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS.
Case material: 316L Stainless Steel
Case size: 40 mm
Strap material: Leather
Water Resistance: 5 ATM
Most historians would say that the modern gay liberation movement began with the Stonewall Riots. This year, we want to pay special remembrance to Marsha P. Johnson, the trans-rights activist who catalysed the riots that night. We highly recommend watching Happy Birthday, Marsha!, a documentary written and directed by another trans woman of color and talented filmmaker, Tourmaline, and Sasha Wortzel, about Marsha P. Johnson and her life right before Stonewall.
...Just Kidding! It's 22 Design's 4th Dimension Concrete Watch. It has a dial made of real concrete. That Stonewall Brick has been everywhere in pop culture recently right? Even on the cover of Entertainment Weekly's Pride issue.
So, while we celebrate pride virtually this year amidst the pandemic, remember Marsha P. Johnson, donate if you can to the Trevor Project or other LGBTQ+ advocacy organizations, and consider purchasing the Pride watch from Projects as the perfect accessory for your at-home Pride celebration and for next year's parade!
Love (loudly) from the Watches.com Team