Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Honoring, Celebrating, and Amplifying Voices

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Honoring, Celebrating, and Amplifying Voices

LGBTQ+ History Month is a time to reflect on the rich tapestry of LGBTQIA+ history, celebrate the achievements of the community, and raise awareness about the ongoing struggles for equality and acceptance. At Wet for Her, we believe that embracing and understanding this history is essential for building a more inclusive, pleasure-centered, and empowered world. In this article, we'll explore ten ways to honor, celebrate, and raise visibility and awareness during LGBTQ+ History Month, while also providing valuable resources and recommendations for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.


  1. Educate Yourself and Others: Delve into the history of LGBTQ+ activism, influential figures, and milestones. Share your newfound knowledge with friends, family, and peers. Use resources like documentaries, books, and online courses to deepen your understanding. Consider hosting discussions or film screenings to engage your community.



    • Documentary: "The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson" on Netflix
    • Book: "Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ+ Rights Uprising" by Martin Duberman
  3. Support LGBTQ+ Businesses: Empower LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and creators by shopping at LGBTQ+-owned businesses. By doing so, you contribute to economic growth and help these businesses thrive.

    Recommendation: Explore LGBTQ+-owned adult product stores like "Wet for Her" for a unique and inclusive shopping experience.

  4. LGBTQ+ Representation in Media: Celebrate LGBTQ+ representation in movies, TV shows, and literature. Seek out and support LGBTQ+ artists, writers, and actors. Share your favorite LGBTQ+ media to amplify their voices.


    • Film: "Moonlight" directed by Barry Jenkins
    • Book: "Less" by Andrew Sean Greer

  5. Community Engagement: Engage with LGBTQ+ organizations and initiatives. Attend pride events, workshops, or volunteer your time. Connect with local LGBTQ+ community centers for opportunities to make a difference.

    Recommendation: Consider volunteering with organizations like The Trevor Project or local LGBTQ+ youth support groups.

  6. Intersectional Approach: Acknowledge the intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community. Highlight the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals who belong to marginalized groups. Advocate for inclusion and representation for all.


    • Podcast: "QueerWOC: The Podcast"
    • Book: "Sister Outsider" by Audre Lorde

  7. Allyship and Advocacy: Educate allies on how to be effective advocates. Share resources on allyship and encourage your network to take action alongside the LGBTQ+ community.


    • Guide: GLAAD's "Tips for Allies of Transgender People"
    • Organization: PFLAG - Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

  8. Self-Care and Mental Health: Recognize the importance of self-care within the LGBTQ+ community. Discuss mental health openly and provide resources for LGBTQ+ individuals who may need support.

    Recommendation: Connect with LGBTQ+-friendly mental health professionals through the "Pride Counseling" platform.

  9. Transgender Visibility: Amplify transgender voices and stories. Highlight the unique challenges faced by transgender individuals and support transgender-led organizations.


    • Documentary: "Disclosure" on Netflix
    • Organization: National Center for Transgender Equality

  10. Safe Sex and Sexual Health: Promote safe sex practices within the LGBTQ+ community. Share information on LGBTQIA+ sexual health resources and clinics.

    Recommendation: Visit LGBTQIA+-friendly sexual health clinics or consult with LGBTQIA+ knowledgeable healthcare providers.

  11. Political Engagement: Advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and equality by engaging with local and national politics. Stay informed about policies and legislation that impact the community.


    • Organization: Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
    • News: Follow LGBTQ+ news outlets like "The Advocate" and "PinkNews" for updates.


 LGBTQ+ History Month is a time to celebrate the progress made and acknowledge the work that lies ahead. By educating ourselves, supporting LGBTQ+ businesses, and engaging with the community, we can create a more inclusive and pleasure-centered world for everyone. Remember, the journey toward equality is ongoing, and it's essential that we continue to honor, celebrate, and amplify LGBTQ+ voices every month of the year.



About the author:

Victory (they/them) is a Latine trans non-binary content creator, artist, social media advisor, and community healer. With several years of experience as a mentor and advocate for the queer community, Victory boasts a passion for sexual wellness, trauma-informed healing, social justice issues, and intersectional advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC community. In their spare time, Victory enjoys spending time outside in nature, DJ'ing, creating art, playing video games, and playing with hula hoops and fire. You can find and support their community work, art, and business at @flowingfrequency on Instagram and TikTok