Celebrating Pride Month Amid COVID-19: What’s Different This Year?

Pride Month 2020

Just like most of the events in 2020, the Pride Month celebrations have shifted onto online platforms. With the Coronavirus pandemic putting us under house arrest, we are in a pickle when it comes to expressing our support towards the LGBTQ+ community. How will we get our dose of rainbow-colored flags and artwork in 2020?

Virtual Pride Month Celebrations Across the Globe

The Pride Month brings color into our lives every year with parties, parades, music, and of course, the rainbow flag. Human rights activists, drag queens, and LGBTQ+ supporters are usually showcasing their spirit joyously on the streets at this time of the year. However, unfortunately, Coronavirus has shifted gears for the community all over the world.

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With more than 500 pride events canceled across the globe, the COVID -19 pandemic has significantly affected the LGBTQ+ community. However, they are anything but beaten down! The Pride Month celebrations are moving online with the rainbow hues flashing on our screens.

What Does 2020 Have In Store For Us For Pride Month Events?

Influencers and LGBTQ+ supporters have moved to digital platforms to keep the spirit alive and keep the fun challenges, workshops, and events going.

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1. Global Pride 2020

Global Pride 2020 announced its highly anticipated global Pride Month event, which is all set to take place on June 27. We will get to witness celebrities, influencers, campaigners, and leaders come together and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. The 24-hour live stream show will also feature India’s Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil.

Even you can be a part of this online celebration and submit your content for the program. The best part is that creating content that showcases the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community is welcome in any language!

2. #21DaysAllyChallenge Online

An initiative by India’s Pride Circle, this challenge is all about engaging participants in a series of activities throughout the month. With an aim to neutralize LBGTQ+ stereotypes, the challenge kick-started with encouraging participants sharing their ‘Coming out’ stories. Influencers from across the globe will be able to form a safe space and platform for LGBTQ+ allies.

3. NYC Pride 2020

Getting all set to virtually celebrate its 50th anniversary, the NYC Pride parade goes all the way back to 1969. You can catch a glimpse of the colorful garden parties, art festivals, culinary, and drag fests right on your screens.

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4. Dragfest 2020

Organized by Martie G. Cummings, this excited Dragfest will feature more than 100 drag artists. The event will host breathtaking performances and bring all the drag queens and LGBTQ+ supporters together. With all this entertainment in-store, the Dragfest 2020  is definitely an event to look forward to this Pride Month!

5. Cincinnati Black Pride

Get your popcorn ready for the movies and documentaries lined up in this film festival starting on June 25. Cincinnati Black Pride aims to educate people about the contributions made by black LGBTQ+ identified people through the power of storytelling and dialogue. The event will last the whole weekend, and virtual parties are a cherry on top.

6. Pink News’ Pride For All

The UK based organization has organized an event, Pride For All, working on the themes of love and resistance. The four-day extravaganza will bring various artists, celebrities, DJs, politicians, and influencers together for concerts and conversations. You can join this online celebration as well.

Summing Up

The global pandemic has brought the world to a standstill, but the enthusiasm of the LGBTQ+ community has not wavered. The Pride Month events have shifted online, and the support is impeccable. People all over the world are looking forward to this digital gala. So, if you want to be a part of these exciting fests and challenges, start marking your calendars!

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