Celebrating Pride month from home
June is Pride month and because of coronavirus, this year many of the colourful Pride parades that take place across the world throughout the month have been delayed or cancelled. Luckily there are still plenty of virtual ways to support and celebrate LGBTI+ people and communities this month. Here is a list of free virtual Pride events taking place:
20 June, 5-9pm
Bi Pride’s yearly event usually takes place in September but this has been brought forward and made into a virtual festival streaming on Twitch. This virtual event is a celebration of bi voices with discussion panels, entertainment and a DJ session and after party. Full details can be found here.
June 27, all day
Global Pride 2020 is being organised by Prides from across the world. With musical and artistic performances, speeches from activists and campaigners, and addresses by public figures from Prides in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and South, Central and North America. Visit www.globalpride2020.org/
for more information.
28 June- 5 July
Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, Stonewall and ParaPride have teamed up to create a series of online gigs, comedy shows, panel discussions and arts-based events. The line-up includes an array of LGBTI+ comedians, artists, DJs, musicians and activists. More information can be found here
Criminal Queerness festival 2020
16 June – 29 June
National Queer Theatre and Dixon Place, both based in New York, have created a festival featuring queer writers and activists who are shaping society to treat LGBTI+ people more equally. More information and the full schedule of performances is here.
50 years of San Francisco Pride
This free online photography exhibition is dedicated to the protesters who first marched in San Francisco in 1970. On the golden jubilee of San Francisco Pride, the GLBT Historical Society put together this exhibition using the archived photos from marches over the years. You can view the exhibition here.
Pride in London’s community hub
Pride in London have made an online space with resources on how to put support for LGBTI+ communities into practice. Their aim to create 30,000 acts of support, which is as many people as they would have had at their 2020 parade. You can visit the ‘You! Me! Us! We!’ hub here.