10 Aruba Organizations Showing Support for Pride Month 2019
June is deemed LGBT Pride Month, and local organizations in Aruba are showing their support!
As many people know, the rainbow flag (aka LGBT Pride Flag) is an international symbol for LGBTQ+ Pride, and the following Aruban businesses and organizations have creatively made use of the LGBT Pride Flag to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community:
Raising the Rainbow Flag for Equality
1. MVC Eagle Beach Resort
MVC Eagle Beach Resort chose to show their support this year for LGBT Pride Month by raising a rainbow flag at their venue. They also published a post on their Facebook Page with the following caption:
“MVC Eagle Beach Aruba welcomes all! 🏳️🌈
Happy LGBT Pride Month! #pridemonth #pride #lgbt #lgbtq #gay #gaypride #loveislove“
2. Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort published a post on their Facebook Page of a rainbow flag proudly fluttering in front of their building with the following caption:
“Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba welcomes all! 🏳️🌈
Happy LGBT Pride Month! #pridemonth #pride #lgbt #lgbtq #gay #gaypride #loveislove #tagapprovedhotel“
Launching a Pride Logo to Show Support
3. Super Food Plaza
Super Food Plaza chose to show their support for Pride Month this year by launching a logo of which their iconic yellow stars were replaced with diversely colored stars that resemble a rainbow.
WorkSpace Aruba launched their special Pride Month logo on their Facebook Page with the following caption:
“Workspace for all 🌈 #workspace #work #space #aruba #pride #lgbt“
VisitAruba showed their support for equality by launching a specially-made Pride Month logo for the entire month of June. Furthermore, they published their rainbow-inspired logo on their Facebook Page with the following caption:
“🌈 Hello, Pride Month! 🌎✨
Here at VisitAruba.com we support an inclusive future for all Aruba Lovers.
We take PRIDE in being able to speak up for what matters…☮🏳️🌈
👁 Stay tuned as we will be highlighting Aruba’s LGBTQ+ community and sharing more LGBTQ+ content on our site!
❓ Wondering what LGBTQ Pride Month is? See this read by ADL – Anti-Defamation League to find out 👉 bit.ly/What-is-LGBTQ-Pride-Month
#Aruba #PrideMonth2019 #LoveIsLove“
Showing LGBT Pride with Products or Services
6. Crooze Photography Aruba
Ok so, Crooze Photography Aruba did not technically show their support by presenting their services via a rainbow flag-inspired concept, BUT what they have done, that stood out to our team, is having shared their support of same-sex marriages via their own services. They are a husband-and-wife operated photography business in Aruba that have consistently shown their support for the LGBT community through their beautiful portraits of same-sex marriages in Aruba. Example A: the lovely shot above!
7. Dope Printz Aruba
Dope Printz Aruba published a post on their Facebook Page with the image of one of their products, a black trucker hat with a rainbow flag and the words ‘BE PROUD’ printed on the front. They also included the following caption:
“🦄🌈 JUNE = PRIDE MONTH 🌈🦄
Dope printz is a Non-Judgemental, All accepting company and We believe LOVE = LOVE ❤ Happy Pride Month to the LGBT Community of Aruba 🇦🇼 #DopeLove“
More Creative Honoring for Pride Month
8. Aruba Memes
‘The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly‘…doesn’t really cut it for Aruba Memes, this blog is more of a ‘The Honest, The Savage, and The LOL-worthy‘ kind of page. Some local Facebook users love their content, while others can’t stand any of it, but either way what cannot be taken away from this muy opinionated blog is that they bring attention to relevant things happening on Aruba, as well as issues going on around the globe, all through the art of memes. In true Aruba Meme manner they published a meme-styled cover photo with ‘Pa un Aruba Unda Tur Yiu di Tera ta Igual*’ on the graphic and the following caption:
“Pa luna di Juni, mi a cambia e cover pa asina dedic’e na concientisa Aruba tocante e derechonan, of falta di, di hendenan LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual & Transsexuals)
17 Mei: Dia Internacional contra Homophobia y Transphobia!
11 Oktober: Dia Internacional di Coming Out!“
For the non-Papiamento readers out there, Aruba Memes chose to use their caption space to bring awareness to the importance of equal rights in Aruba, and important dates pertaining to the LGBT community.
*translates to: ‘For an Aruba Where All Children of the Land are Equal’.
9. The Ritz-Carlton Aruba
The Ritz-Carlton Aruba decided to celebrate Pride Month 2019 with a creative photo-op ‘LOVE’ sign with their brand’s Pride Month hashtag, ‘#EquallyWelcome’, printed on top of the rainbow-decorated, life-sized statue. Moreover, they shared the following regarding the Ritz-Carlton Aruba celebrating Pride Month:
“The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba believes in spreading the message of Pride, contributing to setting the stage for LGBTQ+ travelers for all travel occasion. — The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba embraces diversity among their employees, and welcomes guests with a culture of kindness and inclusiveness.“
10. Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino
Last, but not least of the Aruba organizations showing support for pride month is the rainbow-colored light display illuminating the entrance of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Aruba Marriott Careers & Community posted this shot on Facebook with the following caption:
“June is #pridemonth and once again we are illuminating the palm trees at the hotel entrance with the colors of the Pride Flag!🏳️🌈 This initiative supports one of Marriott’s core values of putting people first which in turn shows our commitment towards our hosts and guests to feel comfortable being who they are!✨🙌
#arubamarriott #loveislove🌈 #LoveTravels #takepride #arubamarriottcareers“
On behalf of our team here at CaribMedia we’d like to give kudos to these Aruba organizations for showing support for the LGBTQ+ community! With that being said, we also hope to see many more local businesses, groups and individuals, come together to raise awareness and show support for equality in the future.
Published on June 18th 2019. Written by Megan Rojer.