Gray Pride / Grey Pride meme example depicting a gray rainbow flag.

Gray Pride / Grey Pride

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Gray Pride or Grey Pride refers to a series of parody memes suggesting that there should be "Gray Pride Month" rather than or in addition to Gay Pride Month, meaning a month to be proud that you're old and have gray hair. Memes about gray pride month began to spread online on Facebook as early as 2013 through the boomer humor page "Gray Pride." The memes often show the "gray pride flag" (a parody of the LGBTQ rainbow flag) alongside the tagline "We're old, we're tired, get off our lawn." The memes see a boost in prevalence every June coinciding with Pride Month.


On May 5th, 2013, the Facebook[1] page "Gray Pride," which shares "boomer humor" memes, was started, garnering over 17,000 members in 10 years. The page's profile picture and first shared meme show a gray ribbon over a lawn captioned, "GRAY PRIDE. WE'RE OLD. WE'RE TIRED. GET OFF OUR LAWN," garnering over 85,000 shares and 24,000 reactions in 10 years (shown below).



The meme gained viral spread over the following years, becoming a popular repost on Facebook. It also inspired new, often similar, memes referencing gray pride month. For example, on June 7th, 2021, the Facebook[2] page Conservative News Today posted a version that gained over 2,800 reactions and 950 shares in two years (shown below, left). On August 1st, 2022, the Casual Christian Comedy 2 Facebook[3] page shared a version of the meme with a gray pride rainbow, garnering over 6,500 shares and 7,900 reactions in a year (shown below, right).

00 GRAY PRIDE We're old. We're tired. Get off our lawn. GRAY PRIDE WE'RE HERE, WE'RE OLD, WE'RE TIRED, AND GET OFF OUR LAWN!

On June 7th, 2023, the Facebook[4] page Chris Brackett’s LandLife shared a version of the meme created by an unknown person sharing a gray pride flag, garnering over 32,000 shares and 60,000 reactions in six days (shown below). The meme was also shared on sites including Instagram,[5] Twitter[6] and TikTok[7] over the following days.

Throughout the 2020s, the meme and its caption have become increasingly popular on merchandise on sites like Etsy[8] and RedBubble.[9]


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Ò Cèlleachar @ocelleachar Hey GenX! Happy Gray Pride! 5:59 PM - Jun 12, 20235 Views *** grey pride GRAY PRIDE WE'RE OLD, WE'RE TIRED, GET OFF OUR LAWN. BIG DOGS MITUNG GRAY PRIDE

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[1] Facebook – Gray Pride

[2] Facebook – Conservative News Today

[3] Facebook – Casual Christian Comedy 2

[4] Facebook – Chris Brackett’s LandLife

[5] Instagram – grindr_dl

[6] Twitter – KekNative

[7] TikTok – amandamariedavis2

[8] Etsy – etsy

[9] RedBubble – gray pride sticker

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in reply to Gismirante

I love gray. It's such a versatile color, you can put it almost anywhere and it'll fit. It practically goes with everything.

Not to mention how absolute and objective it is, simultaneously being assertive and unassuming. It's a special kind of beauty you don't see in a lot of things.


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