At Doorage, we love labels. We love labels more than Oprah loves bread. Mostly because it ensures that all of your boxes in our Chicago storage warehouse are accounted for so we can easily get them back to you when you need them. So, maybe we should actually change our first statement to, “We love labels on boxes,” because there are a few things that we don’t actually care for labels on, and one of them is ‘love.’

As our buddy Lin Manuel Miranda so beautifully put it in his 2016 Tony’s acceptance speech, “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love… and also, who are these randos from Doorage saying we’re buddies?” He’s right, who are we kidding… maybe we can’t put the label of “Friend” on us and Lin (though, we’ve tried), but we also don’t want to put labels on love. That’s why Doorage is proud to support our Chicago LGBTQ+ community at this year’s PRIDE Parade. Meet us on June 24th at Chicago PRIDE — we’ll be the ones in the bright pink shirts! Follow us on Facebook for more details.

What’s happening at PRIDE?

We’re glad you asked. Doorage is giving away over 2,000 “I [heart] The D” shirts — hint: the D stands for Doorage. Each bright pink shirt will have a special coupon attached, and when you sign up for your first month of Doorage with the signup code ‘PRIDE,’ you can save up to $100 on your first month using our door-to-door storage in Chicago. We’ll also donate $25 to LGBTQ+ organizations for every use of the ‘PRIDE’ coupon code.

So, you already know that the ‘D’ on our “I Love The D” shirts stands for Doorage — but, who said that’s the only thing it can stand for? (What do you mean the ‘D’ is our logo and it does literally represent Doorage?) We’ve got 5 other things the ‘D’ might mean, check them out:

What Does The ‘D’ Stand For?

Donald*

*Glover, of course.

Dumbledore

Our favorite wizard and fictional member of the LBGTQ+ community, the late-great Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, has some of the most memorable and badass moments of the Harry Potter franchise. When it comes to D’s that we love, Dumbledore takes the cake – or, the Pumpkin Pasty if you want to keep it in the HP Universe. Author J.K. Rowling announced in 2007 that Dumbledore was gay and has since served up some of the best Twitter retorts to narrow-minded fans. Our favorite might be her response to a fan who tweeted, “I wonder why you said that Dumbledore is gay because I can’t see him in that way,” to which she responded, “Maybe because gay people just look like… people?” Be still our Hogwarts hearts!

Dogs

Okay, even if you love Doorage and Dumbledore and Donald Glover, you still likely have enough love in your heart for dogs. Dogs, also known as puppers, doggos, floofs, woofers, fluffers, boofers, or occasionally, long bois, depending on their shape, size, and relative sound of their bark (it is a boof? A bork? An arf?), are so good and so pure that truly no one can resist those wittle snoots.

Da Bears

We love da team as well as da classic Saturday Night Live skit. What can we say, we fall in love with our teams here in Chicago. We also like da Cubs, and even though we shunned labels earlier, can we just rejoice in that 2016 World Series champ label a little longer?

Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, and Dundee…

These are some of the ‘D’ neighborhoods we offer our door-to-door storage to in Chicago, so of course, we love them. We love our A-E and F-Z neighborhoods, too, of course, but the shirt says “I Love The D” and we’ve already printed them, so it is what it is. Be sure to check out all of the neighborhoods we bring our pickup storage service to!

Store With Pride, Store With Doorage

We are your dedicated Chicago storage solution and as born and raised Chicagoans, we are committed to doing our part to making Chicago and the world a little better. We always donate 1% of gross sales to breast cancer research and another 1% to Chicago after-school programs. During 2018 PRIDE, we are also donating $25 for every use of the discount code ‘PRIDE’ to LBGTQ+ organizations that work to make Chicago and the country a better, safer, and more inclusive place for everyone.

Come Find Us At The Chicago Pride Parade On June 24th!

Again, we’ve got 2000+ of these babies to hand out and tens of thousands of dollars of Chicago storage discounts waiting to be used. Meet us at the 49th annual Chicago PRIDE on June 24th to get your free shirt and Doorage discount. You can learn more about the parade route here, and be sure to follow us on Facebook for the latest updates about where you can find us.