Many major pride celebrations including the NYC Pride March and San Fransisco Pride have been canceled in light of the global pandemic. While this is sad news, we could have guessed quarantine was going to rain on our parade this month but we refuse to let the pandemic stop our pride! You can almost guarantee that every parade, festival or celebration that was originally going to take place in a large group setting has taken quick action to put together a meaningful and fun virtual experience for the LGBTQ community and supporters.
We’ve gathered a list of the top virtual pride celebrations you can be apart of this year! The coolest part about this is that you can finally attend ALL the celebrations you want without worrying about flying around the country.
Grab something sparkly, get yourself a drink and let’s do this!
SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE 2020 ONLINE CELEBRATION IN CALIFORNIA
On June 27th and 28th, the city of San Fransisco is virtually hosting their 50 year milestone celebrating Generations of Hope. There will be 13 hours of featured programming headlining musicians Big Freedia and Betty Who. For more info check out www.sfpride.org.
NYC PRIDE VIRTUAL RALLY EVENT IN NEW YORK
On Sunday June 28th you can tune into New York City’s 50th Pride March anniversary on ABC. This special broadcast event takes place from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and featured musical guests Janelle Monáe, Deborah Cox, Billy Porter and Luisa Sonza. Their campaign hashtag this year is #thefutureisviral and you can find more info at nycpride.org.
VIRTUAL DENVER PRIDE IN COLORADO
On June 20th and 21st Civic Center Park will be hosting the largest LBGTQ Cultural celebration in the Rockies. Pride fest will be virtually happening on the 20th from 11:00am to 7:00pm while the virtual pride parade is on the 21st from 10:00am to 6:00pm with performances by Monét X Change, Jackie Cox and Naysha Lopez. For more info, check out Denverpride.org.
REIMAGINING PRIDE 2020 IN WASHINGTON D.C.
While Washington D.C.’s annual pride parade and festival have been postponed, they are launching the #stillwe pride campaign in honor of reimagining our pride experiences with weekly virtual events, talks, guest appearances and artistic performances. For more information, visit capitalpride.org
On June 27th you can join the LBGTQ community all over the world to “Exist. Persist. Resist.” And celebrate the beautiful adversity of people everywhere. The Global Pride event has ensured that we will shine through COVID-19 with 24, yes, TWENTY-FOUR hours of inspiring and uplifting content including speeches, campaigns and musical and artistic performances that can be streamed from anywhere! Visit globalpride2020.org for all you need to know.