We’re looking back at some of our Pride festivities in June. Oh my, did we have some fun!
We proudly stand with the LGBTQIA+ community – always have and always will. Our commitment to advancing the rights and well-being of LGBTQIA+ communities is in our DNA. Many of us, and the advocates we work with, are part of the community and are doing work within the community all year round.
Our mission of increasing access to safer sex practices dates back to the AIDS epidemic. Our parent company was founded in 1987 to get people talking about condoms and safer sex. Education and providing access to sexual health resources is at the heart of who we are as a brand. Last year, ONE became the first condom company to receive FDA clearance for anal sex, a critical advancement for sexual equity.
With all that said, let’s take a look at some of the amazing partners we were thrilled to partner with this June.
ONE at Boston Pride
ONE Condoms is Boston-based and Boston proud! This year we partnered with Boston Pride for the People to create 10,000 custom ONE condom wrappers with their logo to pass out during the event! We also had a booth in City Hall Plaza. Thank you to everyone who came by to snag some free condoms and sexual health supplies. We hope you had fun and can’t wait to see you next year! See our TikTok video about it here.
ONE and Planned Parenthood at Twin Cities Pride
We were also thrilled to partner with Planned Parenthood North Central States in supporting the LGBTQIA+ community at Twin Cities Pride. Health isn’t political, it’s a right. Which is why we donated 10,000 custom co-branded ONE + Planned Parenthood condoms for the event – and my goodness were the designs cute. The custom wrapper was designed by Ry Macarayan, who got their degree at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The outreach team talked to 6,420 people! Between the Planned Parenthood table and info booths, all 10,000 condoms were handed out. Check out two tweets about it here and here.
ONE and Homoculture
Creating custom ONE Condoms, on our cute trademarked round wrappers, is one of the most fun things we do. Homoculture, led by Brian Webb, goes on tour across various Pride festivals in the USA and Canada. We were thrilled to provide ONE + Homoculture branded condoms for events at the White Party Palm Springs and Key West in the USA – and also at Fredericton Pride and Yukon Pride in Canada.
ONE and Prevention Meets Fashion
Nhakia Outland is the founder of the organization Prevention Meets Fashion, whose mission is to increase sexual health knowledge in Black, LGBTQIA & non-binary communities through Fashion, Advocacy, Community & Education (F.A.C.E.). At ONE we love creativity when it comes to sexual health education and are inspired by a partnership that combines sexual health with fashion. Check out some photos where co-branded ONE Condoms had the pleasure of making an appearance at Philly Pride!
Here’s just a small recap of the amazing partners we worked with in June for Pride. At ONE, we’re PROUD in June and in December, too. We’ll continue to work year round, as always, to spread love and joy.