Celebrating Pride Month with GlossaryLive: Embracing Diversity Through Nail Art


June marks Pride Month, a time dedicated to honoring the vast contributions of the LGBTQ+ community to society, culture, and history. This annual celebration is rooted in the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, a pivotal moment in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. While Pride is predominantly celebrated in June, some regions, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere, host events at different times of the year to accommodate local seasons and circumstances.

The acronym “LGBTQIA2S+” represents a wide spectrum of identities: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and trans, queer and questioning, intersex, asexual or agender, and two-spirit, with the plus sign acknowledging the inclusivity of other diverse identities.

In celebration of Pride Month, GlossaryLive, a leading nail education platform, is showcasing the artistic talents of nail technicians and beauty industry professionals from various backgrounds. This initiative not only celebrates diversity but also allows artists to express their unique orientations and identities through creative nail art.

This June, GlossaryLive highlights Aigul Fritzke‘s exceptional nail art tutorial. Aigul, originally from Kazakhstan and now residing in Canada, has gained recognition for her innovative and vibrant designs. Her tutorial, featured in an episode of Freestyle Nail Art, teaches nail technicians how to quickly and easily create a striking rainbow look using both airbrush and alternative brush methods. This tutorial is perfect for Pride Month, offering a colorful and celebratory design that embodies the spirit of the LGBTQ+ community.

The celebration of Pride Month extends beyond individual expression to larger events such as NYC Pride. Celebrating its 40th year, Heritage of Pride|NYC Pride has announced the theme for 2024: “Reflect. Empower. Unite.” This theme underscores the importance of the NYC Pride March as a symbol of queer liberation and joy.

By participating in these celebrations and embracing the educational resources provided by platforms like GlossaryLive, the beauty industry can continue to champion inclusivity and celebrate the diverse orientations of its talented professionals. Through vibrant nail art and collective events, Pride Month becomes a powerful testament to the progress and unity of the LGBTQ+ community.

Watch Aigul Fritzke’s full Pride nail tutorial here

Sign up for your weekly dose of beauty and brains.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Alisha Rimando

Alisha Rimando started her journey in the nail industry working in a salon and soon became an educator. She immediately fell in love with teaching and found herself traveling the world as an educator, competitor and hand model for World Champion, Tom Holcomb. 

Alisha has authored and/or contributed to more than 10 textbooks and supplements for Cengage Learning including Milady Standard Cosmetology and continues this honor year after year. Alisha became a session artist for magazines, designers at NY Fashion Week and was even featured in Jennifer Hudson’s Spotlight video. She also spent 3 years as Training Director at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas where she earned her reflexology license and trained over 360 nail technicians in 31 locations across the USA in the art of natural nail care.

Now she brings her experience and passion for the industry to GlossaryLive. GlossaryLive.com is a beauty & nail educational platform where you can feel confident that the information you are receiving is factual, the techniques tried and true, and the instruction… second to none. Learn basic nail applications to master-level nail art techniques from world-famous veteran nail competitors, judges, educators, authors, and industry gurus. At GlossaryLIVE, you can find advice on your business, check up on industry news, find resources, ask questions, and more. The first ever true global NAIL community!

More from Alisha Rimando


We’re a tease, but we always deliver.

Sign up for your weekly dose of beauty and brains.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.