Pride 2020 Online – A Guide to Celebrating Pride Digitally
Pride in a Pandemic – How to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Culture this Pride Month
Since the Stonewall Riots in 69, many LGBTQ+ communities have celebrated Pride throughout June. Unfortunately this year, hundreds of events have been cancelled due to the global pandemic. The good news is, many organisers are moving events online. So, despite celebrations looking a little different, Pride will still march on, digitally!
We’ve scoured the internet for as many online Pride events we could find! Here’s how to embrace Pride 2020 in a virtual, and safe, way…
On Saturday 27 June, Pride organisations from across the world will celebrate Global Pride 2020. With musical and artistic performances, speeches from activists and campaigners, and addresses by public figures. Global Pride will be 24 hours of live-streamed content that reflects and celebrates the beautiful diversity of LGBTI+ people everywhere.
Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, Stonewall and ParaPride have joined to bring celebrations online from Sunday 28 June – Sunday 5 July, carrying on from Global Pride. Pride Inside will see artists, musicians, comedians, DJs and activists come together for a series of performances, talks and workshops.
Staying In, Staying Out
London Pride has cancelled its parade but has a whole host of virtual activities listed on its Staying In, Staying Out page.
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Streaming on Twitch on 20th June, this virtual event will be a celebration of bi voices. Watch thought-provoking discussion panels and enjoy entertainment from a diverse array of performers. Then turn the volume up for a DJ’ed after party!
As well as taking part in Global Pride, Copenhagen Pride is holding its own digital event. Lars Oskan-Henriksen, Copenhagen Pride’s chair, says you will be able to explore the programme of lectures, exhibitions and an LGBTQ+ hall of fame in virtual reality, from your home. There will also be a digital campaign encouraging people to do one positive activist thing for an LGBTQ+ cause and post about it, as well as a two-hour concert on national TV, broadcast in full.
On 28 June, NYC Pride celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride March held in 1970, and though it will be a very different type of celebration, the tradition of commemorating the LGBTQIA+ movement will continue. In this unique year, NYC Pride’s Broadcast Event will feature performances by Janelle Monáe, Deborah Cox, Billy Porter, Luísa Sonza and more.
Virtual Queer Solidarity March
The Queer Solidarity Protest will be a virtual march with no branding, whereby users can post photos of themselves with placards that describe what Pride means to them. There will be takeover speeches from queer activists, with a focus on celebration, but also education, including a section dedicated to the sharing of experiences of QTBIPoC, too.
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From the 4th to the 7th of June PinkNews’ are hosting a digital Pride extravaganza! The digital event will feature drag tutorials, panel discussions and an animated parade created by digital artist Adam Hoyle, featuring bespoke digital floats created by brands — log into their microsite, create your own avatar and explore.
‘them.’ Presents Out Now Live
Kicking off on 22 June, this digital festival will spotlight special performances, uplifting messages, stories from the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and will celebrate queer resilience in the face of the pandemic.
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