Global Pride

How to celebrate Global Pride 2020: concerts, online, virtual Pride

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic seeing marches and parades cancelled in many parts of the world, there are many online alternatives to celebrate Pride 2020.

How to celebrate Global Pride 2020: concerts, online, virtual Pride
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The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on much of the planned Pride 2020 activity with the spread of the virus in many parts of the world seeing a cancellation in the bulk of proposed marches and parades forcing organisers to look for online substitutes.

Global Pride is a virtual alternative with a wide array of platforms organising online substitutes focusing on live music, speeches with organisers of Global Pride 2020 stating:

“Global Pride is a vision. It is our movement’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. It began with a few people and grew into this unbelievable event that includes over 500 LGBTQIA+ led organisations from over 80 countries,” said J Andrew Baker of InterPride. “Nearly 40 partners have supported us to make that vision reality. Even during an economic crisis, companies and their LGBTQIA+ employees have provided much-needed resources.”

From the world of global politics, the likes of US Vice President Joe Biden, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, and Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen will all speak during the activity with musical entertainment set to be supplied via Mexican drag queen Sophia Jimémez and Hong Kong's Denise Ho who has been blacklisted by the Chinese government for her active participation in the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong.

Follow the Global Pride 2020 activities via the official You Tube portal

An attendee listens to speakers voice their support for gay pride and black lives matter movements in New York City, New YorkAn attendee listens to speakers voice their support for gay pride and black lives matter movements in New York City, New York, U.S., June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

NYC Pride 2020

The 2020 NYC Pride celebration marks 50 years since the Big Apple's first Pride march in 1970 and this year's event will be a virtual celebration as the city is still easing it's way back to a 'new normality' after being the epicentre for the pandemic in the United States.

The 2020 event will be hosted by Carson Kressley and will feature contributions from the likes of human rights activist Yanzi Peng and Victopria Cruz with music set to be supplied by the likes of Janelle Monae, Deborah Cox and Billy Porter.

The event can be followed by a live feed via ABC7

Pride in London

Despite the annual parade being postponed, Pride in London, the UK’s largest Pride event - will still be taking over the capital on Saturday with a large-scale virtual parade and messages of LGBT+ solidarity.

London’s first ever digital Pride parade will see the community taking over some of the capital’s best-known landmarks, including Piccadilly Circus and the BT Tower, to broadcast the names and images of the hundreds of community groups that were set to march through the streets of London today.

The event can be followed via the Pride London 2020 You Tube channel

Pride 2020 in San Francisco

Also set to celebrate it's half-century anniversary, this year the San Francisco Pride’s Parade will also be an online extravaganza and an impressive array of talent will afford a even larger global audience can now experience the celebrations from the world leader in the Pride movement from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

Motown artist Thelma Houston, Evelyn 'Champagne' King and American Idol finalist David Hernandez are just some of the names who will participate in more than 13 hours of online entertainment.

The SF event can be accessed via the official website.