During the month of June, the National Marine Sanctuary System will be celebrating Ocean Month and LGBT Pride Month through our #PrideInTheOcean campaign. Our goal is to raise the visibility of LGBTQ+ ocean scientists, athletes, appreciators, and more. Our ocean is for everyone, no matter who you love, and we want to know how you take pride in this blue planet.
In partnership with Pride Outside, we’re asking you to post an image of yourself in, on, or by the ocean with a caption explaining why and how you take pride in the ocean! We are especially looking to center voices from the LGBTQ+ community and welcome submissions from allies promoting inclusivity in ocean spaces and the outdoors.
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 email@example.com with a caption explaining why you take pride in the ocean. Please also include your pronouns. Photos and captions will be shared on the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Pride Outside social media and this webpage.
Share your photo on social media
During June, share your photo and caption on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #PrideInTheOcean. Tag NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (Instagram/Twitter) and Pride Outside (Instagram/Twitter).
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.
Campaign Terms and Conditions
#PrideInTheOcean is brought to you by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Pride Outside. Want your organization to get involved? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.