During the month of June, the National Marine Sanctuary System will celebrate Ocean Month and LGBT Pride Month with the #PrideInTheOcean campaign.

During the month of June, the National Marine Sanctuary System will celebrate Ocean Month and LGBT Pride Month with the #PrideInTheOcean campaign. We want to raise awareness that our ocean is for everyone — no matter where you’re from or who you love — and increase visibility of the LGBTQ+ community in the outdoors. How do you take pride in this blue planet?

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Pride Outside are asking members of the LGBTQ+ community to share an image of yourself in, on, or by the ocean with a caption explaining what connects you to the ocean.

How to participate

  1. Submit your photo

Take a photo of yourself in, on, or by the ocean — bonus points if you’re holding a sign that says #PrideInTheOcean. Email it to earthisblue@noaa.gov with a caption explaining why you take pride in the ocean and what connects you to our big blue planet. The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Pride Outside social media, and the #PrideInTheOcean webpage will share photos and captions.

  1. Share your photo on social media

During June, share your photo and caption on Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms with the hashtag #PrideInTheOcean.

  1. Encourage others to show their pride

Help us spread the word and ask your friends and family to get involved and post their own photos to social media with #PrideInTheOcean. This is an especially great way for allies to get involved!

Who to tag

Help spread the word by tagging the following handles.

Instagram

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: @noaasanctuaries

Pride Outside: @prideoutside

Twitter

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: @sanctuaries

Pride Outside: @pride_outside

By guest author Liz Weinberg, social media coordinator, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

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