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Join us and celebrate #PrideInTheOcean

During the month of June, the National Marine Sanctuary System will be celebrating Ocean Month and LGBT Pride Month through our #PrideInTheOcean campaign. Our ocean is for everyone, and we want to know how you take pride in this blue planet.

In partnership with Pride Outside, we’re asking you to share an image of yourself in, on, or by the ocean with caption explaining why and how you take pride in the ocean!

How to participate

From submitting a photo to sharing the campaign on social media, there are numerous ways to get involved in #PrideInTheOcean. Here are a few ideas.

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. Photos and captions will be shared on the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Pride Outside social media and this webpage.

2. Share your photo on social media:

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

3. 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.

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

Example post

a woman standing in front of the ocean holding a sign that says #prideintheocean

My name is Liz Weinberg, and I have #PrideInTheOcean. As the social media coordinator for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, I work to bring information about the National Marine Sanctuary System to people all over the world. As a queer woman, I want to make sure that EVERYONE has access to and feels welcome in these amazing places.

(Photo description: A woman stands in front of the ocean with a sign that says “#PrideInTheOcean.”)

Partners

#PrideInTheOcean is brought to you by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Pride Outside. Want your organization to get involved? Contact elizabeth.weinberg@noaa.gov.

About the project

The National Marine Sanctuary System offers this campaign as part of its continuing Heritage Months project. We celebrate the seven officially recognized Heritage Months with targeted outreach appropriate to each month and offer extensive diversity resources on our Heritage of the Blue site.

Because this nation, and its ocean, are for everyone.

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