All That Glisters is Not Gay Pride: Pinkwashing and Rainbow Capitalism

Raegan Davis
6 min readJun 28, 2019
A viral photo of police officers in pride pins protecting anti-gay neo-Nazis in Detroit

In the years since Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court decision which legalized same-sex marriage, pride month has become awash with rainbow-printed products and logos. As a community, queer folks are lucky in a sense because supporting us is becoming profitable, so the support rolls in. However, if we aren’t careful, we can be taken advantage of and our community’s…

Raegan Davis

DC-based community organizer. IU Political Science Grad @TheRaeganDavis (Opinions are mine, not my employer’s)