This year for Pride Month (June), Disney has released a brand new series of items and merchandise as part of their Rainbow Disney Collection 2020.
Before we get into the new collection and merch for this celebration, let’s take a moment to step back.
I’d like to do a quick explanation of what Pride Month is, what it’s all about, and why rainbow items are so important at this time of the year.
This will also give us some history and context on Disney’s wonderful support of the gay community.
What Is Pride Month?
Every year, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride Month in the month of June.
This is an occasion to celebrate inclusivity, diversity, and the vibrant power of acceptance, especially as it pertains to people within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer spectrum.
Disney has voiced their support for the gay community for many, many years.
In fact, Disney Parks has Gay Days each year to give members of the queer community the keys to the magical kingdom in a way.
According to Wikipedia, “The first documented event, in June 1991, had 3,000 gays and lesbians from central Florida going to area theme parks on one day wearing red shirts to make their presence more visible. By 1995, the event had grown to 10,000 gays and lesbians traveling for the gay day at Disney.”
At this point, the event is a huge celebration of the queer world and the LGBTQ+ community at the Mouse House.
With the parks mostly still closed, if you want to get in the Pride Month 2020 mood at home with Disney, listen to the Disney PRIDE Playlist, now streaming from Walt Disney Records.
Disney and the Rainbow Collection
As a longtime supporter of the queer community, it’s no surprise that Disney has released items in celebration of Pride Month 2020.
The new merchandise is all a part of their Rainbow Disney Collection, and it’s nothing short of magical.
So, in celebration of Pride Month 2020, check out all the new releases for the Rainbow Disney Collection: Mickey, Minnie, rainbows, and so much more.
Plus, you’ll be voicing your support for the gay community through your clothing, collectibles, and home goods, no matter who you are or how you identify.
If that’s not Disney Magic, then I don’t know what is…
Rainbow Disney Collection 2020
Below, you can find pictures and links to many of the amazing items that Disney has released this year as part of the Rainbow Disney Collection.
If you want to see the whole collection right away, just click here.
Note: All images below come directly from ShopDisney.com unless otherwise specified.
Click any picture from the Rainbow Disney Collection below to be taken straight to that page on Shop Disney.
Happy Pride Month 2020!
What do you think? Pretty magical, isn’t it?
Just showed the collection to my wife, and now we’re both champing at the bit to order some.
As pin collectors, I think we’ll definitely be ordering one of those, and I really love the rainbow rain jacket.
What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments or on social media @disfordisney_.
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