The Best Pride Logos This Year

The Best Pride Logos This Year

In the ever-changing world of branding and corporate imagery, 2023 marked a distinct change in the way many companies view their pride logos. Evaluating these logos over the course of the year showed a variety of engagement and commitment from different brands, some of which were wholeheartedly supportive, while others seemed more reserved.

Historically, every year in June, companies around the world enthusiastically dress up in the bright hues of the Pride rainbow, a clear indication of their support for the LGBTQ+ community. This phenomenon, often referred to as “rainbow capitalism,” was quickly gaining momentum, with companies eager to demonstrate their inclusivity and allyship.

In 2023, however, the picture was different. Many brands that in the past were eager to show their commitment to LGBTQIA+ causes were now more reserved in their celebrations. The decline in enthusiasm can be attributed to increased societal pressures and a challenging political environment. Brands such as Target and Bud Light, once famous for their strong Pride campaigns, have faced backlash, signaling to other companies the potential risk of open support.

Nevertheless, this shift in trends has revealed brands whose commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community goes beyond fleeting trends. Amidst the shifting branding landscape, several companies have emerged whose logos shine brightly, embodying genuine allyship.

In this ambiguous array of corporate responses, we have tried to shed light on those brands that have gone beyond symbolic gestures. They went beyond simply applying a rainbow filter to their logos. Instead, they incorporated their support into their core brand philosophy, investing in programs and initiatives to make a tangible difference in the lives of LGBTQIA+ people.


Hollister Logo

In June, Hollister set itself apart with a subtle pastel version of the Pride flag colors. Subdued white patterns beneath the colors add an abstract touch reminiscent of either twinkling stars or perhaps imperfections on a reel of vintage film. Rather than placing its name prominently, Hollister wisely used its recognizable bird emblem to convey brand identity.

Deepening its support for the LGBTQIA+ community, Hollister launched a unique Pride collection in partnership with GLSEN, a respected organization that advocates for a safe and welcoming educational environment for LGBTQIA+ students. To further emphasize its commitment to the cause, Hollister announced a generous donation of $250,000 to GLSEN, an amount that is not contingent on sales of the special collection. At a time when controversy surrounds the well-being of LGBTQIA+ students, Hollister’s initiative to support an education-focused organization like GLSEN speaks to its sincere commitment to the cause. A commendable move.

Bank of America

Logo Bank of America

Those with logos that resemble flags may have an advantage in terms of representing the brand during pride month. Take Bank of America, for example, which elegantly incorporated the bright hues of the Pride flag into its logo. A particularly striking design decision is the clever use of negative space in the top left square, mirroring the white stripe of the flag. This is reminiscent of the traditional logo design reflecting the white stripes of the American flag.

Historically, Bank of America has not only shown its support visually but has also taken tangible steps to be inclusive. For example, the bank initiated the LGBTQ+ Pride Ally Program to inspire a broad base of employees to build a culture of allyship. As part of this initiative, the bank introduced “Unconscious Bias” training to ensure a bias-free workplace. The collaboration with Love Has No Labels also highlights the bank’s commitment to promoting acceptance and understanding of the LGBTQIA+ community. The bank has been recognized and praised by various organizations. For example, it ranked in the Top 100 Best Workplaces with a focus on diversity by renowned organizations such as Fortune Magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute. In addition, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce awarded Bank of America the prestigious title of “Corporation of the Year” in 2020, further enhancing its standing as an up-and-coming organization.



SEGA, a well-known video game company, developed an original design to commemorate Pride Month. What makes this design special is the use of SEGA’s signature cobalt blue hue, seamlessly transitioning into the various shades of the pride rainbow, creating a harmonious visual blend.

Over the years, SEGA has become an active participant in Pride Month. It is commendable to see their continued efforts to advocate for homosexuals. In the past, their activism has translated into concrete actions such as organizing charity events. For example, a previous collaboration with Twitch managed to raise over £18,000, which was donated to Mermaids, a charity dedicated to advocating for transgender rights and issues. According to recent reports from SEGA’s official social media channels, the company is gearing up for another fundraiser to coincide with Pride Month. While the specific recipient of the funds – an LGBTQIA+ charity organization – has yet to be announced, SEGA’s experience suggests that the initiative will undoubtedly have a significant positive impact.


Xbox Logo

The vibrant Xbox logo is central to the theme of pride in the video game industry. The “X” symbol, designed as a blank space, allows for a wide range of colors without losing readability.

Xbox’s commitment to LGBTQIA+ initiatives is not limited to a temporary logo change. Although the Pride-inspired design only lasted three days on the company’s social media accounts before transitioning to a Diablo IV theme, the company’s uniqueness to this theme is evident in other aspects as well. Xbox has announced a long-term partnership with GLAAD to increase gay representation in its upcoming first-person games. According to Pav Bhardwaj, Xbox’s head of marketing, the goal is to diversify representation, whether that means introducing more LGBTQIA+ characters, integrating storylines with LGBTQIA+ themes, or creating game worlds that resonate with LGBTQIA+ players.

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Canucks Logo

The renowned Vancouver Canucks hockey team unveiled a colorful version of their logo. Although the static image gives an idea of its essence, in motion, it is revealed to its fullest extent.

The dynamic redesign of this capital city hockey team’s logo emphasizes its continued commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community. Historically, the Canucks have shown their support through various initiatives. In particular, the team organizes an annual Pride Game. The most recent game was held in late March against the Calgary Flames and was not just about sports. The event was complemented by a variety of entertainment, from drag performances to LGBTQIA+ artists. In addition, the Canucks made a significant financial contribution to QMUNITY, Vancouver’s recognized LGBTQIA+ center, highlighting their commitment to creating an inclusive and supportive environment.

Gearbox Entertainment

Gearbox Entertainment Logo

Gearbox stands out in the gaming industry as the creator of acclaimed games such as the Borderlands series, Godfall, and Tribes of Midgard. The company unveiled a distinctive logo for Pride, cleverly combining elements reminiscent of the traditional gearbox emblem with a continuous circle symbolizing the intersex flag.

Gearbox, a Texas-based company, has made no secret of its concern about the controversial anti-transgender policies of the state’s leadership. In addition to an active stance on social issues, the company’s commitment to inclusivity extends to its products. For example, the Borderlands series has been recognized by organizations such as GLAAD and Gayming Awards for its worthy portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters and themes.


Boots Logo

Boots has a prominent place in UK health and beauty retailing. In honor of the holiday, the company chose a vibrant paint splatter design reminiscent of the colors and energy of the holiday. This vibrant design is reminiscent of the limited edition eyeshadow palette featured in Boots’ Pride collection this year.

Historically, Boots has demonstrated its commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community. The company sponsors a local Pride parade in Nottingham, its hometown. In addition, Boots’ Pride Alliance business resource group has attracted attention and was among the nominees at the British Diversity Awards, highlighting its dedicated efforts to raise awareness of LGBTQIA+ issues.

MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art Logo

While the art and design world observes countless variations and options for logos during Pride celebrations, one stands out above the rest – MoMA. While most opt for the typical rainbow design, MoMA’s redesign brings an element of sophistication with its matte finish, evoking a vintage charm reminiscent of the 1970s. Its subtle elegance is hard to miss.

MoMA’s connection to the LGBTQIA+ community goes much deeper than just a logo redesign for Pride Month. It houses a significant piece of gay history within its walls – the original rainbow flag created by artist Gilbert Baker in 1978. The flag’s global resonance and its journey from creation to becoming a universally recognized emblem attest to its significance and enduring message.