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:
The @GlobalPride2020 Main Stage Show STARTS NOW!! Hosted by @Todrick with SO MANY special guests you have to see them all!
While nothing can properly mirror the joy of Pride celebrations in our towns and cities, #GlobalPride is a unique opportunity for people to connect with one another, in unity, across all nations. I send my best wishes to all in the LGBT community celebrating today.
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.
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.