How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Rainbow Capitalism

Jun 8, 2022 · 1985 views

“Now with Bonus Trans Fats and Closet Free Eggs.” Gayo Mayo concept parody art by Doctor Photograph.

June is Pride Month, where folks all around the world celebrate the Stonewall riots and the birth of the modern gay rights movement with parades, parties, dollar well drinks, and lots and lots of plastic rainbow striped merchandise.

Call it a sign of the times, but corporations who never would have dreamed of being affiliated with anything LGBTQ 50 years ago have since hopped on the parade float and are now releasing all kinds of rainbow products with hilarious results.

Today we’re take a look at how we learned to stop worrying and love rainbow capitalism- the insatiable need to sell us LGBTQ themed merchandise even when it comes from businesses who typically fights against LGBTQ Equality.


U.S Post office unveils a Nancy Reagan stamp just in time for Pride.

The new gay film Fire Island written by Chicago comedian Joel Kim Booster sets Hulu on fire.

Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” which came out in 1985 peaked in the top 10 thanks to Stranger Things.

Farewell Catherine Dominique, Cyndi Lauper’s mom in real life and in her music videos, best known for being in the music video “girls just wanna have fun” passed away. 
She was 91. She Bop!

Episode #3032


  1. I loved Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang in Fire Island! I did not know Joel had been on the podcast!

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