Holiday Gifts to keep the spirit of 20Gayteen alive

Ellen DeGeneres Cat Sneaks 20Gayteen has been a heck of a year. With unprecedented representation on the small and big screen, out musicians rocking the world, and content for days, this year in pop culture has been a rainbow beacon in an otherwise dreary world. Here are some holiday gifts for the people in your life who wish it could stay 20Gayteen forever. (Don’t worry though, 20Biteen is just around the corner.)


Hayley Kiyoko’s “Girls Like Girls” Hoodie

No one quite embodies the spirit of 20Gayteen the way pop sensation Hayley Kiyoko does. Not only did her new album drop this year, but she went on a massive tour, co-starred in the film, Becks, and made more of her lesbian and queer-centric videos. This hoodie is from Hayley’s online store and comes in sizes Small to 2XL. It’s mineral washed for a cool look and extra softness.



Gay Apparel and Valentine M. Smith’s Anxious Queer Backpack 

This backpack is perfect for the person in your life who like to show off and doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Designed by popular queer pop culture artist Valentine M. Smith, this Anxious Queer logo is just the right amount of fun and fierce. You can also find this logo on a number of other items at the queer-owned Gay Apparel.




Butch and Sissy Enamel Pins

Butch and Sissy’s pins, patches and shirts have become a real hit this year and feature your favorites like Carmilla, San Junipero, and Wynonna Earp, plus throwbacks to The L Word, Fried Green Tomatoes and more. (Yours truly even has a couple pins featured!)



Passionfruit’s Lavender Menace Baseball Tee

This baseball tee from gay owned Passionfruit pays homage in a fresh way to the lesbian feminist activist group from the ’70s, The Lavender Menace. Not only will you look pretty fantastic, but a portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Trevor Project.




Mattel’s Batwoman Figure

Few things caused as much buzz this year as the announcement of Ruby Rose as Batwoman in the CW’s DC-verse. She’ll be making her debut this December in the big crossover event, and we’ll soon find out if a full series is in order. In the meanwhile, this well-crafted figure is based on the comic-book version of Kate Kane and would look great on someone’s desk or shelf.



Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer Vinyl

Vinyl has made a huge comeback, and if you know someone who is a record-lover, then consider gifting them one of the best albums of 20Gayteen. Dirty Computer is Monáe’s finest work yet and delves into love, sexuality, technology and more.



Broadway’s The Prom tee

When The Prom performed at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the musical made history by airing the parade’s first-ever same-sex kiss. Support this terrific show by gifting this shirt to the musical theatre lover in your life. Or better yet, pick up tickets to the show on Broadway, which start at $59.



Adventure Time tank

Alas, Adventure Time came to an end this year, but not before Princess Bubblegum and Marceline the Vampire Queen made it official as a couple. This adorable tank has many of the beloved cartoon’s major characters, including PB and Marcie. It would even rock under a blazer.



Ellen DeGeneres ED Cat Sneakers

Lesbians and cats: always a popular combination. These styling shoes by Ellen DeGeneres’ ED line, feature a precocious cat peeking out. For the dancing cat-lover in your life.



Rainbow Neon Light

Remember that rainbow beacon I mentioned earlier? Well, here’s a way to make that into a reality for you or someone on your gift list. Pop this baby on a desk, or in the bedroom, and let 20Gayteen shine on.


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