2020 has been like no other year, that's for sure. The Pride Month arrived and there will be no big parades on the streets - this on the year that we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first pride parade, held one year after the Stonewall riot in New York. Pride Month has a unique opportunity this year to show how the fight for equality is intersectional and lend its support to the BLM Movement.
Pride is more than a Parade. So, although it will feel different, let us celebrate love as it deserves, respecting social distance, but coming together and showing the diversity, acceptance, and that human rights will not be limited to one group at a time.
We have selected a few events for you to connect and celebrate with the LGBTQIA+ community this month.
Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter announced their second annual Pride Summit, now taking place online on Saturday, June 13. The event, along with panels and conversations, will conclude with a virtual Pride Prom, with performances from artists and a drag performance contest.
Among the talent announced are stars like Billy Porter, Carlie Hanson, Carson Kressley, Chris Appleton, Cyndi Lauper, Erika Jayne, Hayley Kiyoko, Indigo Girls, Jonica T. Gibbs, Justin Tranter, Kat Cunning, Lauren Jauregui, Lena Waithe, Madame Gandhi, Mary Lambert, Noah Cyrus, Pabllo Vittar, Patrick Starrr, Rex Rebel, Shea Diamond, Soko, Tove Lo, Todrick Hall, Wilson Cruz, Jillian Mercado, Kate Moennig, and Leisha Hailey. And they mentioned that there are even more to be announced!
“Pride 2020 Drag Fest: A Weekend To Support Our Queens" is an official event of NYC Pride, supported by the national LGBTQ advocacy organization GLAAD. Beginning on Friday, June 19, and through Sunday, June 21, more than 100 performers are scheduled to appear on the digital festival to celebrate Pride and raise funds for local drag performers.
On Sunday, June 28, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm it's the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Pride March by NYC Pride. In this unique year, NYC Pride is committed to saluting front-line workers alongside several leaders in the community being honored as Grand Marshals: Dan Levy, The Ali Forney Center, Yanzi Peng, and Victoria Cruz. Their Broadcast Event will feature performances by Janelle Monáe, Deborah Cox, Billy Porter, Luísa Sonza, among others.
These are just a few events that we've selected, but there will a lot more celebrations and discussions to participate. Feel free to share it in the comments if you have any suggestions of a must-see! 😉
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