Last year, Pride unfurled amid a remarkably different backdrop than the one to which we’re accustomed. It was a summer of racial reckoning and (lest we forget) there was that whole pandemic thing too. But among the grim moments, there were also wins, like the Supreme Court delivering a historic decision protecting the rights of LGBTQ employees. Don’t get us wrong—the work is far from over, but this year Pride has new undertones. Washington is on the cusp of reopening. Events are back, like in person. We can hug again. So for a month that’s supposed to be all about celebrating and honoring the community, we hope you’ll show up however you can but—no matter what—always, always as yourself.