What you need to know
- Microsoft has a large collection of Pride products and themes for Pride Month 2021.
- You can get Pride-themed Surface skins, Xbox gear, and themes and skins for several apps.
- Microsoft is also donating $150,000 to organizations that support LGBTQI+ communities.
June is Pride Month, and Microsoft is celebrating in a big way. This year's Pride products from Microsoft feature the 19 different LGBTQI+ flags, which in many cases are woven together. Microsoft explains that this creates "a sense of unity and evoking both technology and the possibilities of coming together to make change."
We recently highlighted that this month Microsoft has what it calls its most inclusive collection of Pride products and gear ever. Between the gear we've gotten to see firsthand and the products Microsoft is showing off, there are a lot of options to love.
In addition to having the large collection of Pride gear, Microsoft is donating an additional $150,000 to organizations that support the LGBTQI+ community, including:
- ACLU Foundation
- OutRight Action International
- Act To Change
- BEAM (Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective)
- The Trevor Project
These Surface skins features several Pride flags brought together into a single design. The skins are available for the Surface Pro, Go, Book, and Laptop, though some of the designs are from last year.
This shirt is made of 60% organic cotton and 40% recycled poly rPET. Its design incorporates flags from the LGBTQI+ community into the Xbox logo.
These games have been curated by members of the community to highlight LGBTQI+ creators, experiences, and protagonists.
In addition to physical merchandise, you can also get themes and backgrounds for a wide range of software, including Microsoft Teams, Skype, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Edge, and Windows. Microsoft has links to all of its Pride themes and products in a blog post.
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