Join us and celebrate #PrideInTheOcean!

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(Image description: A double rainbow stretches over the ocean.)

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 post an image of yourself in, on, or by the ocean with a sign declaring #PrideInTheOcean!

How to participate

From sharing a photo on your own social media account to adding your image to our Story Map, there are numerous ways to get involved in #PrideInTheOcean. Here are a few ideas.

#1: Show off your pride!

Share a photo of yourself in, on, or by the ocean – bonus points if you’re holding a sign that says #PrideInTheOcean. Post it on Instagram and/or Twitter with a caption explaining why you take pride in the ocean. Don’t forget to add the hashtag!

To be featured on the social media feeds of NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Pride Outside, submit your photo using this form or email your photo and caption to earthisblue@noaa.gov.

#2: 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.

#3: Map your pride!

Add your photo and caption to our #PrideInTheOcean Story Map so we can see just how far this message goes. Together, we can declare our pride from coast to coast.

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
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation: @marinesanctuary

Tumblr: 

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries: @noaasanctuaries

Example post

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, Pride Outside, and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Want your organization to get involved? Contact elizabeth.weinberg@noaa.gov.

About the project

The National Marine Sanctuary System offers this story map as part of its continuing Heritage Months 2018 project. We celebrate the seven officially recognized Heritage Months of 2018 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.