June 6, 2019
“Burst down those closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight.” —Harvey Milk
June is here, which means one very important thing: it’s Pride month and the city is celebrating. If you’re not sure where to start, we suggest marking your calendar for the annual NYC Pride March in the West Village, the 38th annual LGBT Pride Run® in Central Park, a rally honoring the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, this Youth Pride event at Central Park’s SummerStage, or Family Movie Night, featuring the Academy Award-winning movie, Coco!
We also suggest celebrating with our customers. Each year, we are blown away by the creative ways they honor the LGBTQIA+ community and this year is no exception! Ample Hills kicked off the month with an event: Pints and Postcards, which featured guest speakers from Brooklyn Pride and a pay-what-you-wish sundae bar benefiting the organization.
If you missed the festivities, never fear! You can always stop by to grab a scoop of their delicious flavor, “Baby I Was Churned This Way,” a “salty hazelnut ice cream mixed with rainbow-colored chocolate-covered sunflower seeds.” While you’re at it, grab one of their limited-edition “Baby I Was Churned This Way” t-shirts.
Allie’s Gluten-Free Goodies has also been creating some beautiful pride-redolent baked goods lately—including the resplendent rainbow-colored cake pictured above. What’s not to love about an inclusive, allergy-free cake celebrating…love?
The Cinnamon Snail, whose motto is “If you don’t like puppies, rainbows and unicorns, you will hate our food,” made this gorgeous Bert + Ernie cookie. It’s the only baked good we’ve spotted honoring the Sesame Street Muppets, whose relationship and sexual orientation was always questioned. (In 2018, Mark Saltzman, a former writer for the show, came forward and asserted that Bert and Ernie were indeed a gay couple—and their relationship was actually modeled after him and his male partner.)
Juice Press also announced that they “celebrate the importance of #pridemonth and all that it stands for.” Yay!
If you’ve never indulged in a Pride Doughnut before, the ever-innovative Doughnut Plant has you covered: “We first made the PRIDE DOUGHNUT in 1997 when Mark sold them at the Gay Pride Parade in front of Eureka Joe on Fifth Avenue, one of the first shops to sell our doughnuts.” This handmade, triangle-shaped yeast doughnut boasts a rosewater glaze with crushed edible petals and naturally-colored stripes. Plus, 5% of the sales of this specialty doughnut will go to The Trevor Project, an organization providing suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQIA+ youth.
However you choose to celebrate, we wish you a happy Pride Month! Keep fighting for equality and don’t forget to celebrate the wins along the way with delicious food and lots of laughter.