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15+ Pride Shirt Ideas: Design Your Unique Pride Statement

15+ Pride Shirt Ideas: Design Your Unique Pride Statement

Are you ready to create your own pride t-shirt? Whether you’re gearing up for Pride Month or want to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community all year round, these pride shirt ideas will surely spark your creativity.

Many companies sell generic pride t-shirts that are so 2000-and-late. But you don’t have to settle. With the help of print-on-demand, you can create innovative and unique pride shirt designs that’ll dazzle your friends (or customers).

How to make a genuinely unique pride shirt?

Pride Month is around the corner, meaning it’s the perfect time to consider adding pride shirts to your online storefront or designing a custom-made pride shirt that you can wear to parades. But how can you make original pride t-shirts with high-quality graphics and without order minimums? Try out print-on-demand!

Print-on-demand (POD for short) is an order fulfillment method where you design products, and your POD partner company prints and ships the goods to your customers on your behalf. It’s like dropshipping but with the bonus of personalizing products with your own designs.

Print-on-demand services fulfill a product only once an order has been made. This way, there’s no wasted stock that ends up in landfills. Plus, you only pay your print provider after the customer has paid for their order. That’s why there’s no upfront cost to getting started. 

Also, there are no order minimums, meaning you could just get one custom t-shirt to wear at parades or print hundreds for your team. Curious about what items you can place your designs on? Check out our list of best-selling print-on-demand products for inspiration.

Now, let’s explore the world of custom pride-inspired t-shirt printing!

Rainbow classic

Start your design journey with the timeless symbol of the LGBTQ+ community—the rainbow! Experiment with rainbow graphics and color schemes, from bold stripes to subtle gradients. Our wide selection of custom t-shirts allows you to mix and match colors, styles, and placements to create a one-of-a-kind rainbow design that speaks to your style.

Rainbow classic pride t-shirts for inspo:

1. Your city in rainbow color

Celebrate diversity by representing your city and gay pride in one t-shirt.

a black t-shirt with a rainbow textSource: Amazon

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2. Rainbow hearts

I love this classic rainbow heart t-shirt. It evokes feelings of spreading love.

a t-shirt and sandals on a white surfaceSource: Etsy

3. Hobbies in rainbow colors

A great way to celebrate diversity and showcase your interests is to display your favorite hobbies in rainbow colors. Like this Star Wars pride shirt!

a black shirt with a rainbow design on itSource: Etsy

Empowering quotes

Let your shirt speak for itself with empowering quotes celebrating love, equality, and inclusivity. Design shirts featuring quotes from famous activists, personal affirmations, or messages of solidarity. Just make sure you check whether a quote is copyrighted before use.

Printful’s Design Maker lets you choose fonts, colors, and layouts to bring your favorite quotes to life on your custom pride shirt. Below are some examples of ready-to-use pride quotes in Quick Designs.

a screenshot of a phoneSource: Printful’s Design Maker

Pride shirts with empowering quotes:

4. More pride, less prejudice

I love this gay pride shirt referencing Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. It’s both clever and true.

a t-shirt and sunglassesSource: Etsy

5. Make homophobia extinct

While we can all agree on saving the pandas from extinction, homophobia belongs in the Mesozoic era. This gay pride t-shirt gets the message across in a witty and fun way.

a black shirt with colorful text on itSource: Etsy

Flag interpretations

Get creative with flag-inspired designs that go beyond the traditional! Whether you’re inspired by the Progress Pride Flag, Bisexual Pride Flag, or any other flag, the Design Maker allows you to create custom interpretations. Play with shapes, patterns, fonts, and colors to design a flag-themed shirt that reflects your unique perspective and identity.

a screenshot of a screen with a rainbow colored iconsSource: Printful’s Design Maker

Flags and their interpretations in different designs:

6. We’re all HUMAN

Equality means all humans have the same rights and opportunities. This t-shirt beautifully represents several flag colorways and reminds us to look beyond social labels. All humans deserve love, kindness, and understanding.

a black shirt with colorful text on itSource: Etsy

7. It’s not pie

Just because your bisexual neighbor can choose to marry Jane or John, doesn’t mean you have to. This t-shirt is a friendly reminder that equal rights for others don’t take away from our own.

a t-shirt on a swingerSource: Etsy

8. Equali-tea

Here’s a fun pride t-shirt for the kiddos.

a white shirt with a rainbow colored design on itSource: Etsy

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LGBT supporter designs

Show your unwavering support for the LGBTQ+ community with custom supporter shirts. Explore designs for pride t-shirts featuring iconic symbols like the pink triangle, the transgender symbol, or interlocking gender symbols. Customize your shirt with these powerful images to make a bold statement of unity and acceptance.

LGBTQ+ supporter t-shirt design ideas:

9. VOTE

This simple yet powerful t-shirt design eloquently shows why you should vote—for the education of families, the black community, women’s rights, and equality for all, no matter what group they identify with.

a t-shirt and hat on a wooden surfaceSource: Etsy

10. Mama bear

I love this adorable mama bear pride t-shirt for moms of queer children. It’s cute and touching at the same time.

a shirt and jeans on a white surfaceSource: Etsy

11. All y’all

Ya’ll is my favorite way to address a group of people. It’s all-inclusive, friendly, laid-back, and has everything you could wish for from a pronoun. Wear this t-shirt with pride and encourage more folks to stop it with the “ladies and gentlemen.”

a shirt on a rackSource: Etsy

Bonus tip: Use the best quality t-shirts for printing your specific design.

Artistic expressions

Unleash your artistic vision with custom pride shirts that double as wearable art! Draw inspiration from famous LGBTQ+ artists, historical movements, or cultural symbols to create one-of-a-kind designs. With Printful, you can upload your artwork or collaborate with artists for unique and impactful creations.

Artistic pride shirt examples:

12. Be kind

We believe that kindness is the most important quality in a human being, and this next design speaks volumes to the heart of the matter. No wonder this is one of the most popular gay pride shirts on Etsy!

a pink shirt on a swingerSource: Etsy

13. Ally cat

While this example could also fall under pride supporter t-shirts, the gorgeous design made me feature it here. Stand out from the crowd with an artistic rainbow-colored design.

a white shirt with a cat on itSource: Etsy

14. Hiking with gay pride

This gorgeous rainbow sunset in the mountains is perfect for LGBTQ+ couples who love hiking.

two women hugging in front of a mountainSource: Instagram

Bold and unapologetic

It takes courage to be yourself. Make a statement that demands attention with bold and unapologetic designs! Explore bold typography, striking graphics, and fearless messages of defiance. Our customization options allow you to create shirts that embody your personal ethos and make a powerful statement about identity and individuality.

Bold and unapologetic pride t-shirt designs:

15. Be careful who you hate

Elvis Presley once said, “Animals don‘t hate, and we’re supposed to be better than them.” This bold t-shirt reminds us to choose love over hate, for hatred only causes bitterness in life.

a black t-shirt with a rainbow flower on itSource: Etsy

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16. Unlearn that “ish”

Just because your parents didn’t know better doesn’t mean you can’t. This super straightforward pride t-shirt design leaves no excuses for objectors.

a black shirt with colorful text on itSource: Etsy

Bring your pride t-shirts to life

At Printful, we empower you to design custom pride shirts that are as unique as you are. Whether you’re celebrating pride, raising awareness, or simply expressing yourself, our platform offers the tools, inspiration, and resources to bring your vision to life.

A shirt is not just a piece of clothing—it’s a canvas for your creativity and a symbol of pride, love, and acceptance. So start designing your t-shirts today, and let your custom pride shirt be a beacon of light and celebration for all to see!

These custom pride shirt ideas are just the beginning of your design journey. With our print-on-demand platform, you can create, customize, and share your designs with the world. Explore our wide range of shirt styles, colors, and printing options to craft the perfect custom pride shirt that reflects your unique identity and values. Browse our trending products to see what other items your designs would look awesome on. Happy designing!

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By Zoe Amora Iranzo-Lauriņa on May 7, 2024

Zoe Amora Iranzo-Lauriņa

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Zoe is a creative writer, multilingual translator, and certified yoga instructor with a passion for learning, traveling, and global cuisine. When she's not typing away at her PC, you can find her teaching yoga in the park, reading on the couch with her cat, or plunging in the Mediterranean.

Zoe is a creative writer, multilingual translator, and certified yoga instructor with a passion for learning, traveling, and global cuisine. When she's not typing away at her PC, you can find her teaching yoga in the park, reading on the couch with her cat, or plunging in the Mediterranean.