How to Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Virtually

Jun/21/2020 / by Beth Deyo
Celebrate Pride Virtually

The COVID-19 pandemic may have caused event cancellations around the globe, but LGBTQ+ Pride isn’t going anywhere! Although things may look a bit different this year, there are still many ways that you can spread the love and celebrate virtually. So charge up your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and tune into these upcoming events. 

Global Pride

Saturday, June 27th 

You definitely won’t want to miss Global Pride, a 24-hour livestream on YouTube and Facebook featuring pop stars (Kesha, Olivia Newton-John), drag queens, royalty (including Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of India), world leaders, and more. This is the first-ever worldwide LGBTQ+ event. Hundreds of Pride organizations from around the globe are participating and the live stream is expected to draw more than 300 million viewers.

Digital Dublin Pride Parade and Concert

Sunday, June 28th  

The city of Dublin is usually filled with revelers during their Pride events, but this year they will move everything online. Tune in to enjoy a fully interactive virtual pride parade and an incredible pride concert with musical performances, speeches, and more. 

You can also find a host of other Virtual Pride Events hosted by Dublin Pride throughout the rest of the month. This includes workshops, online discussions, and virtual parties. There’s literally something for everyone.

SF Pride Online Celebration and Rally

Saturday, June 27th and Sunday, June 28th 

This incredible 13-hour live-streaming event will feature some of the world’s iconic drag queens, activists, elected officials, thought leaders, musical performers, and more. SF Pride is the largest gathering of the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the  United States. By taking the celebration online for the first time ever, they’re opening up the celebration for supporters from around the globe to enjoy from the comfort of their homes.  

Vancouver Pride

July 27th through August 2nd 

While all of the event details have not yet been released, we’re confident that Vancouver Pride is another event you won’t want to miss. Planned highlights include a Public Disco, Pride Ball, Drag Story Time, a performance by the Vancouver Symphony, and a Virtual Pride Parade Live Stream. Keep an eye on their website for more information as the date gets closer.

Other Ways to Virtually Celebrate Pride 

While you may not be able to head out to  bars, parades, and street parties, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. One benefit of so many events going virtual is that you now have the ability to easily connect with members of the LGBTQ+ community from around the globe, no matter how you identify. 

Want to do more than attend online events? Settle in for an LGBTQ+ Netflix marathonread some books on the history of the movement, or use the money you would have spent going to celebrations to make a donation to an organization that supports LGBTQ+ causes. 

Tune in and Spread the Love 

Not only is Pride not canceled, but this year there are more ways than ever to make your voice heard and celebrate how far the LGBTQ+ community has come. The world is different this year, but that shouldn’t stop you from showing your support and continuing to spread the message that love is love.

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