Every summer, cities around the world fill with rainbows for Pride month. Pride flags are unfurled, sometimes spanning entire blocks, and costumed paraders take to the streets in support of the LGBTQ+ community. In cities like San Francisco and New York City, Pride has become a can’t-miss event for both those who identify as LGBTQ+ and those who identify as allies.
For straight and cisgender attendees, however, it’s important to remember that Pride is more than just a party. Keep these six things in mind to ensure that lending your support and enjoying the festivities doesn’t translate to exploiting the LGBTQ+ community.