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The Best Pride Backgrounds for 2021

Pride 2020 was a little different, with most in-person events canceled and people attending virtual events everywhere instead.

In 2021, things still aren’t back to “normal” but, with more people being fully vaccinated and lots of COVID restrictions being lifted, we can all enjoy a happy blend of in-person and virtual events.

In major U.S. cities like Atlanta, Chicago, Portland, Austin, and San Francisco, the Pride celebration is incredible. The same is true elsewhere, as tons of fun Pride events take place all over the globe.

But, even if you can’t attend, there are still plenty of ways you can celebrate and spread awareness about Pride and the LGBTQ+ community. 

One way to celebrate is to do something as simple as changing your phone, desktop, or other backgrounds to something spunky, fun, and Pride-themed. We love this idea! (More on it below.) 

Our Picks for iPhone, Android, Desktop, and Facebook Backgrounds

Changing your phone background is a great way to celebrate Pride Month and a good conversation starter. Below, we’ve included a roundup of the best pride backgrounds for 2021.


Pride Backgrounds (1920×1080)

LGBTQ Heart for Pride
by Alena Grigorovska
Also available as a background for iPhone | Zoom | Facebook
Pride flags
by Alena Grigorovska
Also available as a background for iPhone | Zoom | Facebook
by Chrome team
by Chrome team

Other Ways to Celebrate

Celebrating Pride in 2021 isn’t quite like it used to be.

Although a lot of in-person events have been postponed to 2022, you can still attend a virtual Pride event or learn more about popular LGBTQ+ vendors through MarketFest (NYC Pride’s free online vendor directory).

The directory is great and you can use it to connect with your favorite vendors or show your support by purchasing from small LGBTQ-owned businesses.

A Brief History of Pride

Essentially, Pride Month is celebrated every year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan (also called the Stonewall riots). The uprising was in response to a police raid that took place on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn (which was the gay bar in the city at the time).

Even though police raids on gay bars were common back then, the LGBTQ+ community decided to fight back this time, launching a new era in the gay rights movement. The uprising was a huge turning point in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in America.

Initially, the last Sunday in June was designated as Gay Pride Day, but in most major cities across America, it quickly became a month-long celebration.

Today, Pride is a massive celebration that includes all kinds of events like parades, parties, workshops, concerts, memorials, and other community events. Millions of people attend all over the world.

To sum things up, it’s basically a month that we set aside each year to recognize the impact that the LGBTQ+ community has had on our local, national, and global history. 

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